Thanks! My garden isn't huge but I live right next to moorland which goes on for miles. There's also alocal farmer who allows you to book his fields any time so you can let your dog run off the lead and not worry about it getting into any trouble!
I also plan on getting up early to walk the dog and let it run for a while, then again midday and in the evening. Hopefully this will tire it out a little!
We are a highly active family and health and fitness is one of the things we try to teach our kids so I can't see the exersize being an issue... however we do have lots of wild rabbits and squirrels about!
I guess I will carry on with my research so I can be fully prepared!
Thanks Zande and Eeeefarm!
Well I'm am not allowed any structure at all including a trellis over 1 metre in height except things that grow naturally.
I have read about the loose fencing before and wish I could do that... it's so stupid that i can't have a fence!
I have read a mixture of different posts from various chats and think I have come up with a plan. My nan was blind and always had guid dogs who were always impeccably well behaved so I strongly believe that if I train the dog well from the start, I should, in theory, have no problems, once the training has taken affect of course! I think I will also put down some lava rocks infront of all the walls / bushes to deter, then they have a third obstacle being the thick tall bushes and finally as a last resort, I may look into the invisible fence, although I haven't fully studied this for myself yet so I'm not too sure how I feel about this option.
I have asked the breeder what her dogs are like and I am awaiting a reply but fingers crossed she'll at least agree with the training, rocks and bushes otherwise I dont think I will be able to have a Basenji . I cant risk its safety just because I want one.
Thank you so much for your advice. I would never leave it unattended either but the thought that it will be much faster than me if it were to dart was worrying me.
I think you are right and I will have to leash it in the garden. I was hoping of a way around it as I thought it might be nice for a little freedom but I do agree that realistically, if it wants to get out, it will if given the chance!
Thanks a lot!
I am hopefully going to own my own Basenji in a couple of months and I am getting my house and garden ready for its arrival!
I have a 16.5 meter long / 3 foot tall wall and then the rest or my garden is surrounded by tall shrubs that are very dense.
I cannot get a tall fence because I have been denied planning permission for this.
If I buy more, very tall, shrubs and make sure any gaps are filled in, do you think this would be sufficient in keeping a Basenji in? I have opted for tall shrubs over small trees as I thought the branches on a shrub might be trickier for the dog to climb due to it being softer.
Any ideas would be hugely appreciated!