We rehomed Nelly when she was about 18 months old from Spain. She had been crated for the two day road journey. We still crate her when she is left and sleeps in it every night. She is very happy and she can often be found having a nap in there during the day. She has a water bowl that affixes to the inside. In fact if I just leave her in house for 5 mins (not worth crating I thought) she got very anxious and peed by the door!
Tbh I had never heard of a Basenji until people started asking me if she was one!! So all her prey drive came as a bit of a shock! It is like owning two dogs really as in the home she is brilliant calm relaxed and loving - then we go out walking on lead and she is “Devil Dog”!! So strong for her size too.
Thanks for that! We are training similar and can let her off lead in a local recreation ground so she runs with other dogs. But today she spent all the time dancing on her hind legs and yodelling at a squirrel - she even was trying to climb the trees - totally ignored all attempts at recall. Definately going to be a long slow process I feel!
I rescued a dog 3 months ago and now believe she is a Basenji or a crossbreed Basenji. Am struggling with her strong prey drive! I live by a forest full of deer and horses omg!!! Can’t trust her off lead but she pulls SO hard on lead that she has pulled me over many times!! Walking is definately NOT a pleasure. She has needs constant attention at home so any recommendation for games etc would be much appreciated. Feeling overwhelmed at the moment.