Thank you all for your answers. Let's see what happens with my female…
The reason why I have not spayed her is because I am still showing her, unfortunately at a slow pace and not as often as I would desire, but trying our best...
By the way, I am lost when you are mentioning about 'reading the book'. What is that?
This is the third time my female basenji is in season. First time when she was about 7 months last year in July, again back in May this year and now again in October. I have read that bjs are in season once a year (one of the reasons I like this particular breed), so is my female normal? Is that she is still young and her body is still regulating itself? Could it be the fact that a new neighbor moved by my house and he has a female that also became in season last May and precisely started again this past week? This is causing that my basenji male is going crazy too many times a year poor thing!
Good suggestions. The only one I wonder about is giving him a 'good' toy when he leaves a 'bad' one alone. Yes, you need to distract when they are with something they are not allowed to be with, but I wonder if your basenji is going to catch on to this pattern and use it to his advantage. Just a thought.
I agree, "trading" works great with basenjis, so whenever he grabs or chew whatever he is not supposed, try to give him one of his toys, like a Kong stuffed with a treat or a little peanut butter, he will love it.
He is 16 weeks and chewing is just a stage that will end with proper techinques. I went through the same and I thought that it would never change, but it did. You just need LOTS of patience and if you could try to live him if possible less time in the crate, or compensate it with mind games and physical activity.
I remember my basenji with runny nose when he was a 5 months old puppy, so we took him to the vet. He had found a slight infection on the bronchus, nothing really serious and everything turn well after a short treatment but it would be good if your vet could take a look at it better.