Here is the place to discuss training your Basenji (housebreaking, lure coursing, agility…).
@jilliansquires Housetraining, you need to go back to potty training 101.... start all over again.... take her out "all" the time, after eating, sleeping playing, etc.....
The biting as you describe it is NOT normal behavior. Have you done any Obedience training with her? Work her mind?
And most important have you talked to her breeder?
Help my nephew ( 5 years old) is visit next week from out of town and my 8 year old basenji is afraid of kids.. Briggs basenji will go up to kids and growl and try to snap ..Cant crate..confine him , he trys to break out and will hurt himself doing so..
Any ideas will be appreciated..My 10 year old female basenji is fine wth kids
Basenji Puppy Pen
Post here tips on raising young Basenji.
All excellent advice, not much I can add. I have a 9 week old Samoyed here and I'm pretty much kangaroo momming him. Right now he's even sleeping with me. Fortunately I have my daughter and her father helping out so I get some breaks, and my daughter does most of it when she's home 2 days a week. Samoyed are extremely people needy, but honestly I am the one who can't bear him being on his own too much this early. Even with doctor appointments, he has a crate in the living room so Larry can take him out to play/potty and snuggle (since I'm usually gone 5 to 6 hrs some days).
Easy adjustment.. put in crate, happy voice "i'll be back" and leave. Go out the door and leave alone at least 15 mins. Keep extending it over several days until you are up to a couple of hours. By that point, they do get you will come back. Just no drama, no soothing poor baby stuff... nonchalant. Happy leaving, happy return. Make sure safe toys, chews in crate.
If you can arrange it so her work and your's don't quite overlap so he's no alone more than 4 hrs, that would be idea. If not... swap out coming home for lunch break?
Good luck.. and please post pictures :) Also, where did you get him? A lot of the basenjis here are related. (My basenji now is a rescue so not related.) It's nice to see the connections though!
Basenji Meetups & Events
@Golf_Guy - Go to www.basenji.org and there is a link Find a Puppy that will take you to links to search by state. These are members of the Basenji Club of America (parent Basenji Club) and are breeders that health test... do not just use a web based site that can't produce or point you to www.offa.org that publishes health testing to the public. Here is a link of a well tested Basenjis. You need registration number or name and you should check it out for yourself. http://www.offa.org/display.html?appnum=1415062#animal
Basenjis For Sale or Wanted
Yeah thanks, one of our last dog was a rescue from a puppy farm :( poor girl.
I also contacted a few off the site you linked, with no luck.
I found 1 breeder on the Kennel Club website who replied.
So hopefully i'll have myself a pup with in a year :)
Still looking for breeders as nothing has been set in stone yet
Talk about other pets you may have or want and questions about them
The only way you'll get any real answers is with a dna test. I frankly see more boxer than basenji, but the markings and some things are basenji -like. How big is he .. height at shoulder and weight.
No matter what he is, he's very cute. :)