Puppies don't normally 'wet the bed' - But he's young, he's in a new environment, he's away from his canine family. He could be making his bed smell familiar or he might not fully realise that it is his bed. Give him time.
Take a sample to the vet and check there isn't an infection but relax and make him feel at home.
He'll soon settle.
I disagree with it being too early to train
Its NEVER to early to start training but it has to be FUN for the puppy so he/she doesn't realise it's 'school.' Mine were always collar and lead trained and to a large extent potty trained before they left for their new homes. That was an absolute minimum !
Short sessions, daily and keep the FUN prominent ! Leave it too long and you'll never succeed. The pup will rule YOU and that is never good for either of you.
Basenjis have a pretty good sense of justice, and I have found they will accept consequences they know they have earned. The trick is that they must thoroughly understand where the line is, and that they have stepped over it.
Well said ! I am so glad I am not the only one to make mountains from molehills where Basenji discipline is concerned ! But you are so right - their sense of fair play is very highly developed.
She's probably bored. But I agree with eeeefarm that you need to tell us much more about WHEN this destructiveness occurs and if she is alone when it happens, how long you leave her alone for and is she penned or free when she destroys things ?
Personally I would always take care that dogs never had access to electric cables, wires or anything which could damage THEM if they damaged it.
I have never tolerated destructive behaviour but am not sure how I went about actually training my packs. It was simply not acceptable. Period. Not done. If they did something like shredding a newspaper I would scream and cry and make a BIG fuss - so if ever they wanted to punish me, they'd shred papers. They knew that way they'd attract maximum attention. Another breeder I know over-reacted with screams and tears if the dogs threw cushions on the floor. So if they were feeling particularly evil - they threw cushions on the floor. Both methods have the effect of channeling destructive behaviour into a totally benign activity which the dogs rapidly get bored with.
This is another case of 'I'm bigger than they are and it's MY house' -