First off I would like to say that I am happy to find this Forum. Thank you!
It is tough finding information about this amazing breed.
For 2 years now I have been reading about Basenji's and I am happy to say that this winter I will be getting my first pup! I am really excited and ready for this. I hope that this forum can answer a few questions I have though.
#1. Creat Training
I have never creat trained a dog before and know through reading that the creat is supposed to be a den for basenji's. How do I get the pup to enjoy going there. My neighbor has a dog who is crated and it doesn't seem to be working. The dog screems and scratches the crate as though he hates it. He also has accidents in his crate. I want my pup to enjoy its crate not think of it as jail or a place to go potty.
#2. Potty Training
How long on average does it take to potty train a Basenji. Most websites and books I read did not give a timeframe. I plan on taking my pup to the office with me during the day but would rather have him pottytrained beforehand.
Books that I have read state that a dog should be introduced to other dogs/cats before 10 weeks or else they might have a more difficult time adapting to other animals. Is this true with Basenji's? I have already spoken with my vet and he doesn't want to give the pup all his shots at once. Im not comfortable introcucing my new pup with people/other animals until he has all his shots. This will take longer than 10 weeks. Should I be concerned?
I know my questions may sound stupid to most people. I just want my new pup to be comfortable so That is why I have researched this breed for such a long time and made sure that this is the breed for me.