Terry, that is some pretty impressive beavering!
Nomrbddgs, there's not a particular place just pretty much every door frame or facing in the hallway and his bed.
He adores dried pig ears and big marrow bones but won't touch them if he's been left them, he'll only eat when you get home.
:D:D:D i like the AKA name.
Kwame's AKA is Goose because he sounds like one when he whinges.
I'd love to see some pics of Marley
Marley's also know as The Ginger Whinger, he can be rather pathetic!
There's a Facebook album here http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=109469&id=653210271&l=0da206969f
Thanks for all your replies. We have thought about a companion but aren't in the position to do that just now unfortunately.
Where could I get bitter apple spray from, might give that a shot. Currently take to putting scrap bits of wood in for him to beaver on. Probably not the best thing to do but not as much munching on the house when it's there instead!
Hi all, not a regular poster but thought you'd be the best to ask.
Our Basenji is 2 years old and goes through phases of chewing the skirting boards and doorframes when we're out. Sometimes it can be weeks without happening and times (like today) you come home and can fill a dustpan with his 'beaverings'.
Any suggestions as to what we could do to stop this?
We had Ushe and Neish the cats before we got Marley-mutt. He chases them in the house and pins them down and it can be a nightmare. So much so the cats live mostly outside now!
However, take Marley-mutt for a walk down the road and both the cats will come for a walk and he won't give two hoots about them!
They can also eat his food and sleep in his bed at night and Marley just looks at them!
Noodle, he does have a large filled knee bone which he chews on but only seems to do it when he has a notion. Doesn't seem to be his most favourite thing IYSWIM?
Wizard, we've had the crate for about 2 weeks and it's been open for him to wander in and out of and use for his bed. He has his favourite bit of vetbed as well as his cuddly toys that he likes.
I'll have a look at x-pens and this dvd you suggest, thank you.
We're trying to crate train Marley and I've looked at the link that said about feeding them in the crate then giving them lots of positive reinforcement with treats.
We've started feeding him in it and he's happy enough with that but soon as you close the door, he wants out and gets quite worked up. He can't even be distracted with treats and soothing tones etc.
Does anyone have any other hints and tips we can use to get him trained?