I am actually going to send her a link to this website when their computer is up and running, and she will hopefully use it to her great advantage. Yes, I love the little guy, and I will miss him, but my legs won't…....Climbing over that gate has really caused me a few problems.
Alex doesn't really care about this toy. Believe me, anything that is truly valuable to him is put away.
When he grabs something he knows he shouldn't have, he beelines it right to the couch, then watches out of the top of head (or so it seems) to see if anyone is coming. He really is quite a charactor. So far he hasn't ruined anything.
He is going to live with my daughter in a couple of days.
Tonight when my husband needed to take the other two dogs out for their evening pee, he had to take down the gate and get Honey from upstairs (Honey is afraid of the gate and even though she could, she won't jump over it). I called Achilles to the couch and the whole time he sat there, somewhat unhappily, I might add, I petted him telling him what a good boy he was. We all praise him alot. He really can be a very lovable little guy.
You know, I thought of something else, flower essences. Last year when I was having some fights between my girls, two well bred, well trained basenjis, a consultant started making me a special blend that I put in their water or directly on their tongues. It might have nothing to do with it, but I think it's working. I went without it for about three weeks and Lucy started getting edgy again.
You can probably find Bach's Rescue Remedy in a health food store near you tomorrow until you can get more first-hand, professional help.
Thanks I will look for that, if not tomorrow, then the next.
He is basically a pretty well behaved dog, except for his outbursts. I stemmed one just a few minutes ago. He just came in from a walk, Rosie was on the couch with me, and he came right up to her. I heard the low growl from Achilles and I picked up the water bottle, and banged it on the table. He stopped and walked away. Although, if he is doing anything he shouldn't be doing, no usually works well enough. I used to spray him with the water bottle, and after a couple of times I just had to pick it up and he would stop what he was doing. Sometimes I just have to touch it and he stops.
Happy Mother's Day to all mothers on the board. I took a break for dinner. I was thinking it was more more of a rage issue myself. But since I really don't know Basenji's all that well I wasn't sure. He does seem fine one moment, and then boom, it happens. Thank you for the link for the video.