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We bought a basset puppy right at 12 weeks. She is a low yo the ground, loving and extremely bold beast!!!! She chews EVERYTHING, she has hundreds of toys and a 1 year old American bulldog mix to keep her busy. We have a large fenced in yard with more toys. She chooses wood, and remote controls. She doesn’t seem to even want to be bothered with house training and she howls her head off in her crate. She is currently 6 months old
She eats every meal like it’s her last. Is this normal for basset’s. Will it ever stop?
The American bulldog is polar opposite. House trained in a day, doesn’t chew anything but toys, is quiet in her crate and eats her food slowly and civilized. She grew up in a pound, we were her first home ever.
Can you please offer some advice or words of wisdom.
 

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completely normal except the crate which means one of two thing 1. it was not introduced properly or separation anxiety or two a learned behavior that howling in the crate gets her attention.

chewing - bassets generally have a definite textural preference when teething. IMHO it is best to indulge that preference. If hers is wood provide stick, and block of wood as chew toys.

Bassets are notoriously hard to house train IMHO they are later to develop requisite sphincter control for housetrain and that lead to many more opportunities to practice undesired behavior to the extent the undesired habit becomes the habit. It requires real diligence to prevent accidents. A strict schedule of food, water play and sleep can be helpful in making when the dog need to go more predictable and therefore makes accident prevention easier. by taking them out before an accident. The other area house training falls apart is a clear signal that the dog uses to tell you it need to go out. It is general easier to train such a behavior rather than hope the dog comes up with one on it own see ClickerSolutions Training Treasures -- House Training: Ring My Bell!

Like all scent hounds they are always hungry and only satisficed if there feet no longer touch the ground because their belly is so big. You can investigate slow feeding bowls moast work well and are a good bloat preventative.

The American bulldog is polar opposite.
Fancy that . that is why there are so many dog breeds.
 

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completely normal except the crate which means one of two thing 1. it was not introduced properly or separation anxiety or two a learned behavior that howling in the crate gets her attention.

chewing - bassets generally have a definite textural preference when teething. IMHO it is best to indulge that preference. If hers is wood provide stick, and block of wood as chew toys.

Bassets are notoriously hard to house train IMHO they are later to develop requisite sphincter control for housetrain and that lead to many more opportunities to practice undesired behavior to the extent the undesired habit becomes the habit. It requires real diligence to prevent accidents. A strict schedule of food, water play and sleep can be helpful in making when the dog need to go more predictable and therefore makes accident prevention easier. by taking them out before an accident. The other area house training falls apart is a clear signal that the dog uses to tell you it need to go out. It is general easier to train such a behavior rather than hope the dog comes up with one on it own see ClickerSolutions Training Treasures -- House Training: Ring My Bell!

Like all scent hounds they are always hungry and only satisficed if there feet no longer touch the ground because their belly is so big. You can investigate slow feeding bowls moast work well and are a good bloat preventative.

Fancy that . that is why there are so many dog breeds.
 

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Thanks for your info. The American bull dog is bell trained and I am also doing the same with the Basset.
So give her a block of wood?? Isn’t that bad for them and all dogs?
She doesn’t want to be separate from everyone else., but can’t be trusted. That’s why she howls. I put our other dogs crate right next to hers so she won’t feel “alone”.
I do not take her out of the crate until she is quiet so that she knows that howling won’t get the door to open.
 

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Isn’t that bad for them and all dogs?
Anything a dog chews is capable of creating an intestinal blockage so there is no such thing as a safe chew toy but wood, that has not been treated, painted, glued etc is about as safe as you can get. LITTLE LOYALS Grade AA Premium Olive Wood Dog Chew, Small - Chewy.com




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