Well, at first we thought the fighting at the previous home was because of the other dogs because there was only conflict with our small dog for about 2 days. But, now I'm thinking she has no problem with him because he's small, male and neutered and an incredibly submissive dog. Now, I think she is a mildly aggressive dog who wants to be the alpha dog. I think you are 100% right that she needs to be an only dog with people who can allow her to be the princess she thinks she is. I'll fill out that BRAT form as best I can and we'll see what happens from there.
I looked at the form on the BRAT website. I believe she is purebred, but I don't have any documentation of that. I need to get her immunizations dates from my vet before I can fill it out. If it won't cost me much money, I don't mind placing her through BRAT. I could give a small donation.
I knew you guys wouldn't agree with me; and I'm sorry for that. I checked out the BRAT website, and it looks like like they want $100 to place her? Is that right? I would definately prefer to have her go to someone who can appreciate the Basenji breed. She would be a wonderful dog in a one-dog home. She's potty trained, doesn't chew things up, doesn't wreck the yard, etc. You just can't crate her; she'll ruin a crate; even a metal one.
As far as who's picking the fights … Lady will growl when Raven is walking by and then just jump her and it goes from there.
Agh, I just wrote this long paragraph about Lady and Raven and then my computer froze and I lost it. How frustrating. Anyway, the whole point was I've been working with them a lot and I think Lady is getting better. I have some pictures of them playing to share. They actually played tug-of-war with this toy! They both had a hold on it, Lady laid down on her back and Raven pulled her a few feet. It was SO funny. Of course they stopped when I tried to sneak in the house to get the camera.
I pick up the dog poop twice per day (three dogs here too.) I put it in a 5-gallon bucket (bottom lined with newspaper), pour a little baking soda on it the poo daily and add a layer of newspaper every other day. I empty the bucket in the big trashcan twice a week. I'm thinking of painting the bucket with some flowers to make it look nicer than the "nasty poop bucket". The only problem is, if there is no lid then it gets nasty when there's rain. So a lid to contain any extra smell is a good idea. Heck, with three dogs we don't get that much company anyway! I live in a small town with no special options for doggie poo disposal so this is pretty much the best way I've found to do it.
LOL, I know this conversation is pretty much over but I had to jump in anyway. I too, think the new "designer breeds" are silly. They make cute mutts sometimes, like my precious "Chiweenie". I never knew there was a name for a Chihuahua/Dacshund mix/mutt until we got him from a ….. !surprise! shelter. :p
I believe the dog she is mentioning is a lab, not her basenji.
That's right. I'm hoping the crate accident she had was just because I let her have water to drink after dinner. I only did that one evening, and that was the evening she pottied in the crate. I think I'll try to keep a closer eye on her when she 's in the house so I can tell when she needs to go.