Thanks Jill! I am glad that I am not the only one going through this. I have plenty of chew toys for Thora, but I think her favorite one is my other dog Kali! The poor thing is 3 times Thora's size but she is covered with bite marks and scratchs. The crazy thing is though, Kali would be the one that would be upset if we got rid of her, they already have a strong bond. I just wish she would pay a little more attention to us humans! Anyway, thanks for the advice and good luck with your pup too!
Hi, my name is Maranda. My boyfriend and I just rescued an 8 week old female basenji mix we named Thora from a local Palm Springs shelter. We already had one dog, a 3 year old pit bull mix named Kali and actually, we got Thora as a playmate for her. Thora was such a sweet, calm puppy when we found her that we couldn't resist. We brought her home and then found out she was really sick (she had coccidia and horrible worms). After a couple weeks of treatment that cute, calm little puppy has turned into a hyper little tornado! I have read just about everything I can get my hands on about basenji's but I still have a lot of questions. I am really glad I found this site it seems to be very helpful!
I reciently adopted an 8 week old Basenji mix puppy from a rescue who was pretty sick and had been thrown out of a second story window when we got her. I have had her about 2 weeks and she seems to be displaying some agressive behavior towards me. Every once in a while when I pick her up and hold her she will growl at me and she has even biten me twice in the face. I am taking her to puppy classed right now to try to get her socialized. Is this normal behavior in a puppy this young? I also have a 3 yr old pit bull mix who gets along with her great, but I notice her trying to dominate my adult dog sometimes, too. She doesn't seem to be afraid of anything. Thora is my first basenji so any advice on training and behavior is definately welcome!