@crazysenji thank you so much for your helpful none judgemental reply....I appreciate this very much indeed. She's fantastic in the house and adores my girls, we love her to bits, they really are a fantastic breed.....outside help is a must I feel so I will research this asap....thank you again really.
@2baroos she is 16 month old and my first dog. I didn't listen to my breeder because I thought we could manage and I'm sure we will find a solution. We chose a Basenji because we fell in love with the breed, we love her and she entertains us everyday, I know the problem is down to my lack of experience and time but all I wanted is some advice I'm finding other Basenji owners very judgemental and as a result hard to find help.
Our sweet girl Nala has twice nipped my children and made them cry today alone. It's basically if they get between her and another dog when we are out walking, she is aggressive to other dogs on leash while walking but I couldn't possibly let her off leash as she has no recall whatsoever and will run and run and run which won't end well. I'm unsure at which point I need to start worrying, it's not nice that she hurts the girls although I know there is no malice intended and she just knows what she wants but I find it impossible to train my basenji, she will also nip me if another dog is present and it's so painful. I let her off at the beach but she basically just chases other dogs relentlessly and it becomes embarrassing. My children are 5 and 9 and we adore our Nala but this is starting to get us down. I'm starting to wish we had listened to our breeder when she tried to put us off.