I agree with Tanza. There is definitely a strong tendency toward confinement/leash aggression in this breed.
Watson loves other dogs as long as he is off leash and not restrained. On leash he is a reactive poop!
I thought I would cross post this here. One of the members of the basenji club I belong to has a lost little basenji girl. Share and cross post. Lets bring this dog home.
Living here in Wisconsin it gets cold and snowy enough that our boy requires some sort of protection against chill on longer excursions. He is okay for quick trips into the yard to relive himself, but for walks in the cold he has a nice little coat he wears.
Aren't you ashamed? One of those dog shaming people who exposes your dog to ridicule and shame! Posting pictures IN THE WATER on a basenji forum. ROFLMAO. Great pics. Tell him I'll keep his secret and shielded the monitor from my basenjis.
I think a little shame is good for the basenji soul, Deb
After all they have a very high opinion of themselves…
Basenjis…if they teach you nothing else, they teach you how to get clever about picking up after yourself and finding ways to keep things out of dog reach.
Positive training methods are key to working successfully with these guys. They are immensely clever and very quick learners if you can get them motivated. I am lucky...my guy will work for food and attention. I recommend clicker training.
If you need ways to make him more comforable in his crate I recommend Crate Games by Susan Garrett.
Do not feel bad about crating, it keeps them and your possensions safe. My guys are usually crated if I am away for a length of time. If I am only gone they are now good out of their crates for up to an hour or so. They are however fully grown adults with lots of training under their belts.