Our Basenji we have had since a pup. He's always had this thing that if we hold him or pet him a lot he will literally shake off after he is down on the ground. He also does this periodically when we walk him for no reason.
What on earth? Do other B's do this or dogs in general?
OMG found something that worked!!! Our dog was growling once again like crazy over this golden at the park. So we thought it was the leash because he's fine with other dogs off the leash but he was still going crazy over this poor dog. The dog owner was sooo nice! What we did was pick up our dog brought him close as we squatted down as he watched us pet the other dog (we remained completely calm) and said nice doggie as we pet the other dog. Let our dog smell our hands. We did this for about 2 minutes. After that, they played AMAZING and ran around for about 1/2 hour absolutely no problems and having so much fun together. They chased each other back and forth completely calm and playful. We were so happy you have no idea!!! The other pet owner was ecstatic their golden got such a great run in too. Not many dogs that run like that. Hopefully others can try it! Will try this with another dog he was growling at.
I am so confused and saddened our Basenji started growling at other dogs. He is a year and 3 months. Here is the weird thing. We take him to two different parks to run and play with other dogs and he is 100% fine and NEVER EVER growls. He actually gets growled at from time to time when the dogs are tired from running or playing but they pick up where they left off the following week.
Recently (about 4 weeks ago) started growling at the next door neighbors cute Golden Retriever puppy and now two dogs he played with all the time when I walk him.
Last week we had him neutered (hoping that would calm the growling) but when he growled at the two dogs he usually plays with (females) it was shocked and felt awful. No problem with people. It's also not all dogs. WHAT ON EARTH?????
Other than that, he has no other behavioral issues but I really want to get this under control. I am thinking of using a water bottle to squirt him (hates water) when he does this. We did that to house train him from nipping too much when playing or chewing on things in the house and it works perfectly and doesn't harm. Any other suggestions?
We are a family of 6 but if someone comes in the house he will take off then come back in to check them out. He does really like people. He plays quite a bit with other dogs and with the size family he's probably over socialized with the number of people my kids bring back and forth. LOL.. He seems to gravitate towards big dogs too which is pretty funny. I think he thinks he's bigger than he is. He really really loves to run so when we take him to the school field down the street he runs his heart out with the other dogs.
I hope this helps. Ours about 8 1/2 months and he had him since about 10 weeks. WE LOVE THIS PUP!!! They love the covers so we purchased him a super soft blanket that we put on his bed and cover him up. On our bed we cover him with the comforter and I am the same as the other person who mentioned not under our sheets! LOL. He gravitates always to my legs and plops down. When he was a puppy he would fall asleep in your arms now to do that you literally have to get him super comfy to do that but he will settle right next to you on the couch and fall asleep. They love to be up high so don't think you will keep them off of couches or chairs. Not going to happen but they shed so little and they are clean and have NO SMELL so it's not a big deal. I work from home and ours has never barked and only howled for my son 2 times when he was joking with him. Other than that they are super easy to potty train and seems like they can hold it forever. I asked a neighbor about that too who used to have one and she said her's did the same. We trained ours to hit a bell literally in one weekend. ENJOY!
We have a black and white purebred that looks similar and he has a curly tail and very pointy ears. Never heard him bark. Only "howled" a few times when our son was teasing him and he was too small to jump off the ottoman. Other than that, when someone comes he takes off as do most basenjis unless they know and can see who the person is. They are naturally very suspicious of other people. However, he is super sweet and just love him to pieces!!!
Your's looks the closest I have seen that is not a purebred though. Very cute doggie!!!