Stop with the free feeding... this is a dog that needs to be on a schedule. And a cup and a half might be too much for a 20lb dog. Try reducing it to a cup. I have also found that feeding 2x's a dog is better than once a day. I have never let my dogs free feed. Once he is on a schedule you can mostly determine when he should have to go... and then you take him out and stay out till he goes. A trick you can use (many don't like this but I will put it out there) is what people that show use. Insert a match in his bum half way.... This will stimulate him to go, when he does praise/treat him. And until he gets the idea, you will need to keep him crated or on leash. You can search the forum for other conversations about using a match to stimulate. Search for match trick
Training re trash
Cara has trained me to do trash can modifications.
Got those traps for the trash… Cara said, big deal.. hit it, they pop, then the trash is MINE.
I got new rubbermaid trash can with lid. Cara said: Big deal, turn the whole thing over, lid comes off. The trash is MINE.
I bought heavy duty wood trash bin, but the lid isn't on tight. She found she could knock it off. CRACKED IT. Had to superglue it and put latch on front. Since it weighs more than her, she can't turn whole thing over but what an ordeal. Will add picture, lol.
(I had to add the little white prongs to keep lid from going back as she found she could jump up and pull bin over)
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Determined to get that good stuff inside.:D
I built a table in my laundry room, which is off my kitchen back in 94 and put the garbage can up high to keep my previous 2 Bs out of it and still works today with Buddy.
You can see up on the table near the vacuum cleaner attachments.
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I use a trash compactor… they have yet been able to open it....
LOL but what about in your bathroom and bedroom Pat, surely you don't have compactors there… though lol that's an idea.
agilebasenji last edited by
Trash compactor for me too! wonderful invention that. was probably invented by a basenji owner. Bath room trash is on the tank and I don't put the lid down.
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Bathroom trash is small metal can with step-op pedal for the lid. It only slows Nicky down a tiny bit, but she can score a q-tip once in a while.
Kitchen trash just has domed lid with swinging door, but ALL edible trash goes directly into the outside trash. If I am cooking, I keep a bowl or baggie with the edible trash, then when I am finished I take it out. Anything remotely appealing will be on the living room floor, so only washed containers, onion peelings, broccoli stems, etc goes into the kitchen trash!
I have the same Rubbermaid garbage can. I am lucky. My bs don't know what treasures lie within!
Now, the bathroom trash….well, let's just say it's always empty as we never use it!!!! it's just there for show! Anything that goes in there will be instantly shredded/ripped up/ingested....
LOL vickilb here either… paper and empty containers can go in bathroom, no tissues no qtips. My husband says ... and it's here why?
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My kitchen trash is in a child locked cupboard, my bathroom door stays shut!
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This is odd but worked for Jaycee my daughter chased Jaycee with trash can everytime she got into it she did it about three or four times like a game but on Thursday we took big trash can out by road for pickup and Jaycee was outside well like o no the kitchen trash has a big brother and I do not care for it. No more problems but Jayden well nothing works with him trash is trash and it is mine if I can get to it.
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I leave my trash in the under-sink cabinet - and Gossy hasn't shown an interest in opening that cabinet (she does others). But then all vegetable scraps go in the compost and meat scraps go in the outside trash - which she doesn't have access to.
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LOL Debra….I really LIKE that sturdy wooden one. I actually never thought of getting a heavy can with a reinforced lid- that is a good idea. In theory, of course....I think when you have 4 dogs working together it's the equivalent of one dog who has thumbs. I've always just put the can up high somewhere whenever I leave the house & I leave the dogs loose inside. It only took a couple times of "forgetting" before it became habit!
For several years, our bathroom trash can resided permanently on top of the toilet tank. This isn't exactly a Martha Stewart household- we're not much on decorating I guess...LOL It didn't take long before we were 100% used to seeing it there and didn't think twice about it. But, when we had the occasional visitor, the question never failed to come up- "Why is the trash can on top of the toilet?" Some folks were understandably uncomfortable with it, too (of course I'd try to make sure it was empty before having guests, LOL)
So I took measures to help clear up anybody's confusion & show there was a good reason for it being there. The trash can was just a cheap, plastic white one- cost about $3. I took permanent markers & drew a cartoon of a Basenji with a roll of toilet paper in his mouth. Then I drew a red circle/slash around it (like a no smoking symbol). And I wrote something like "NO BASENJI TOILET PAPER FETISHES ALLOWED".
It made an interesting conversation piece....and often resulted in friends wanting to see the "paper fetish" in action- so I'd wad up a paper towel and put it on the floor, so they could watch Jibini methodically shred it into tiny pieces, LOL. Never failed to amaze people who'd never experienced a Basenji before. One of the many reasons I love Basenjis, they're ideal "party entertainment" dogs
I took permanent markers & drew a cartoon of a Basenji with a roll of toilet paper in his mouth. Then I drew a red circle/slash around it (like a no smoking symbol). And I wrote something like "NO BASENJI TOILET PAPER FETISHES ALLOWED".
It made an interesting conversation piece….and often resulted in friends wanting to see the "paper fetish" in action- so I'd wad up a paper towel and put it on the floor, so they could watch Jibini methodically shred it into tiny pieces, LOL. Never failed to amaze people who'd never experienced a Basenji before. One of the many reasons I love Basenjis, they're ideal "party entertainment" dogs
ROFLMAO that is priceless.