Tango has been doing great for the most part. He's getting along well w/ the children, better w/ my son who knows how to handle him, not as good w/ my daughter who is afraid of him most of the time and doesn't feel comfortable correcting him because she's afraid of being bitten.
Anyways he's a lovable sweet dog the only thing is the chewing. I can't get a handle on him destroying everything. He's chewed up almost every pair of underwear in the house, cords, toys, remotes, kitchen chairs, coats, sweatshirts, plastic, his collar, memory cards…I could go on and on. I'm so frustrated and running out of money to replace everything he destroys. I know you'll all say put things away shut the doors. The kids don't always remember to shut the doors, it's an old house and they don't always latch properly, I don't have a lock on my hamper and I'm busy and can't keep one eye on him 24/7. He's escaped out of the crate a couple of times also (my fault for not having it latched properly) and destroyed things. Are household is becoming very tense and we aren't not enjoying the dog anymore because we spend all day trying to make sure he's not in trouble. He also knows how to open the gate outside and get out so we also have to watch him every second outside also. I'm exhausted trying to be one step ahead of him all the time!
I had a basenji once before and he grew out of this. It was never this frustrating. I also didn't have kids at the time and had other help in the household which makes a difference. I'm just at wits end!!