We are in need of a new couch. Our 6 year old basenji loves to scuff the throw pillows and make a nest. The new couch we really want is a leather couch no throw pillows. Has any other basenji owner had any luck training their 4 legged love to not scuff or dig on a couch? Or do you own a leather couch and a basenji successfully without the couch being ruined. Yes we would also put a couch cover on it. Thanks
Hi All..our poor girl has very dry skin. I have tried numerous shampoos and nothing works. I even will brush a small amount of coconut oil thru her fur. Anyone have a certain shampoo they can recommend. I’m also thinking of changing her food to one with a higher fat content. Lastly, she has never been “odorless”. Wondering if anyone else experiences this. I see comments of others saying their babies are not stinky... lol. My poor baby
We went thru the same with our Bruwinn. She is 4. Despises the crate..hates to be alone....we put her on same Prozac dose and tried every calming item on the market. we would leave her for small amounts of time and come back...15 mins, 20, half hour) so she wouldn’t know how long she would be alone...and of course leave treats everywhere...(ours is very good motivated) It eventually worked .......and then she had a dental procedure at the vet this winter and they crated her for the day .we had no idea...and we are back to square one again. She was crying, peeing in the house, and so anxious...The entire thing was heartbreaking. Prozac and rescue remedy every day again, but she is doing better. She does growl if someone approaches one of us when she is on couch...really working on stopping this as she snaps at my niece but only if we are on couch w her......give it some time. Good luck
Hi we are in need of some basenji support and advise…our 1 yr old female is seemingly getting more and more crazy and even a bit aggressive with us. A bit about her situation.... She is crate trained while we are at work and we understand that this will cause her to be a bit hyper when we get home. We also live in mass and she is resisting walking in the cold so she is not getting a ton of excecise. We put her in daycare twice a week to get her out of the crate, but she does not get playtime with other dogs there. She is non stop ...she has chewed our dining room chairs, dug couch cushions, torn thru 3dog beds, and will not stop biting the cat. The cat does not seem afraid of her and even tries to sleep in her bed, but since she is getting aggressive we are nervous. She will bite us also when she wants to play, and we know she is not trying to be mean, but she is very very strong. She had 4 rounds of training as a puppy up until this past November, each one was 7 weeks. She still will not come when we call her, and does not listen when we say no. We have no contact with her breeder as when we got her she was very very sick and we were very upset with them. We told this breeder everything about our home situation, and our plans for the dog. He said she would be fine in a crate, with a cat, and that she is very trainable. We lovelovelovelove our baby, but can not leave her in a room for 1 minute alone. She does not have run of the house, just living room and kitchen..very open space. Is this still puppy behavior? Will a basenji become calmer as they get older? She also seems to have separation anxiety and we give her rescue remedy, but our vet says she may need something stronger. The last thing in the world we want is to have to find another home for her, but it is getting really really hard ...please, any thoughts, advice, ...and prayers...are welcome.... So sad right now....
Hi…for a few weeks off and on our Brewinn has been limping. It was not too often at first and we initially we thought sh kept lifting it cuz she's a big baby and gates the cold floor. In the last week now it's gotten worse - but when the dust goes by her, or she has her "fee" time she goes like crazy. She jumps on him and off and on the couch - no crying or yelping. In the last 2 days we are trying to restrict her playing and running.as much as we can. We noticed that once and a while we hear a pop near her knee/thigh are. Similar to when someone cracks a knuckle. It is her rear left leg. We did make a vet appointment, but wanted some thought from all the more knowledgeable basenji owners. We know it's not broken, but are still worried..any thought are spore instead. Thanks