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I think that unless the dog is of a breed that has a continuous grow coat, it will take awhile. Our huskies would take a long time too.
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Here is the place to discuss training your Basenji (housebreaking, lure coursing, agility…).
I've been doing rescue and breeding (not Basenjis, and not for 20 yrs now)... and I have to say that among responsible trainers, rescues, breeders and professional veterinary behaviorists, you won't find any who will say under 8 weeks is okay for any breed... and for many, 10 to 12 weeks is recommended. It is in fact illegal to take puppies under 8 weeks from some states and it should be in all of them. Call a few dozen rescues and ask them how many animals they deal with that have issues started from being placed too young. It is good you are working on things, just hopefully the physical responses won't continue. No breed needs to be swatted or even mildly hurt for training. Basenjis even less so than many. It hurts your relationship with the puppy, and you are punishing a baby for being a baby... there is no "rebellious thing"... just normal behavior you have to patiently train away from.
@Bakerfamalee Beware of people on here who say... "I have a friend who is a breeder." They might leave you their phone # or an email. If they have a friend who really IS a good breeder but perhaps they don't have papers for their litters, don't fall into their "fishing" trap.....ask that person to post the website or phone # as well as their name on here PUBLICLY!
@nikikob - Wish you luck, but I fear to say that things are going to go badly. When bitches fight, 99.9% of the time you will never get them back together and while it might work for a while, when the "mood" hits... the fights become worse and worse.
Yes you can be unlucky with anything, but doing everything you can to ensure a healthy dog should be the top priority.
My girl has had blood work every year just as routine after my firsts problems. She has no symptoms, we just caught it on the yearly two years ago she slightly elevated, last year she was more elevated.
We first started just Nutramax denamarin, three months later it made no difference to her readings.
We switched her to Dr Dobs detox diet and Nutramax denamarin, went back after three months and her levels went up!
So now we have her on regular food, denamarin in the morning, milk thistle in the afternoon and twice daily 1000mg of fish oil.
Due to go back in February and see if that works. If not we will probably have to ultrasound. All her other blood work is normal so that is a good thing.
Good luck with her. Sounds like you are working on things … hopefully she'll come around.
So sorry for your loss, I lost my first buddy four years ago in March and I still miss him. I got a new buddy a month after he died despite reservations over whether it was too soon\the right thing to do. So glad I did, just as my first wriggled his basenji way into our hearts, my new buddy has done the same. I still miss my first and always will, but another basenji knows just how to help you heal, the really are a special breed.
Talk about other pets you may have or want and questions about them
Have been seeing a lot of people post, but until necropsies are done on dogs, it's not going to make any difference when they have under 1000 people claiming the drug killed their pets but no proof.
I remember a similar flood of people claiming something... a deodorizer spray... was killing/making their dogs sick, even though absolutely no proof and major amounts of the people's own vets said dogs had other serious health issues and could not say it even had any effect. Eventually it was filed under snopes.
But so many people said chicken jerky from China was making their dogs sick and the manufacturer/distributors and FDA kept saying no proof. Yet Australia had same issue, lots of deaths. Banned the product, death rate dropped dramatically. They took the view... something is wrong, we don't know what but let's be cautious. We took another 2 yrs to even get warnings and the stuff still isn't banned.
With new drugs... I gotta tell you, I just don't. My own vets say, seems safe but lets wait 5 to 7 yrs. This drug was approved only 3 yrs ago. Also, if a drug made my dog throw up, I sure wouldn't be giving it the 2nd or 3rd dose. Unlike the deodorizing spray, these cases SEEM valid, and scary. It is one reason I prefer the spray on or top spot type... they act odd, you can at least get some of it off and have more time to get to a vet.
Trust your vet generally... but not with new drugs. I don't want mine being a guinea pig.
Anyway, thanks for posting it. We have to be our dogs' advocates.