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How do I close my account?

@Daisysmom @Mr-Ralph @bowierimmer @clerner @lux @KellyWiles @erica-ruth @nicelaos @dorlory
I don't think you can delete your account because the posts and comments are all intertwined. But you can do two things to simulate a delete. Part one sets your screen persona on "invisible", no one will think you are available to chat. Part two eliminates the automated list from sending you anything behind the scenes. For all intents and purposes you will be gone, but any past questions will remain to retain the integrity of the site structure. Fair enough?

Part 1

Click on your circle icon in the upper right corner of the webpage, Scroll down the dropdown navigation links, Click on invisible (now noone can "see" you).

Part 2

Click on your circle icon in the upper right corner of the webpage (again), Scroll down the dropdown navigation links, Click on "settings" Under Email , click on the frequency line where it says "subscribe to digest" and select "Off" Under Notifications & Sounds, adjust each section to "None", or "Disabled" as appropriate.

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Let's talk about Basenjis!
Puppy not playing anymore

We always called that the "blue funk" after the girls were in season and for about two months after.... once they got passed the "I should have had puppies".... they would go back to mostly normal.....

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Post pictures and videos of your Basenji.
How long does it take to potty train a puppy.

@tanza @debradownsouth Exactly what I meant. Like a child, you cannot expect a pup to do something their body has not grown enough to do. It's been years since I've had a puppy in the house. "Bug" came to me at 18months, well past potty training. (Thank heavens!)

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Introduce yourself and your Basenjis.

Please don't breed from a crossbreed when there are so many pedigree dogs and puppies looking for a loving home.

You have no idea what scourges could be behind your mix and bringing more mixes into this already overcrowded world is just irresponsible.

Over here, even puppy farmers eschew breeding cross-breeds.

I never normally advocate spaying but in this instance it would be the responsible way to go.

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Ask about intestinal, hip dysplasia, and other troubles…
Sneezing, bloody nose, allergies

@debradownsouth The ASPCA is a horrible organization for all animals. Every time legislation is introduced to Ban Horse Slaughter they get in touch with the Reps and Senators and kill the bill. They started by protecting Carriage Horses in New York City but those Carriage Horses are still there suffering. With Dogs they commit fraud with their TV Commercials. They say they are a no kill shelter but they outsource the killing.

I did my own investigation into them at the Headquarters on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. I went every day after work for 2 weeks and said I was interested in a small dog. I told them which dog I was interested in but the day after that the dog was gone. It had not been adopted because they said the little Dog was vicious! It was not. they give the Dogs and Cats 7 Days and then they transfer them to a facility that has one purpose: to Euthanize Dogs and Cats.

The oils are so diluted that there is no danger of them being made ill. My Mom is a Nurse and we had one Cat who lived to be 25 years old. She knows what she is doing. ASPCA is not a good source because they lie and defraud their donors.


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Here is the place to discuss training your Basenji (housebreaking, lure coursing, agility…).

New barnhunt title

And the titles AND photos are on the pedigree website for all to see ! Thank you !

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Discuss the Basenji rescue in your area, resources, volunteer information, transport, rescue stories.
Sacramento, CA BRAT

@tanza said in Sacramento, CA BRAT:

You can always also contact breeders that might be wanting to place could be looking to place an x-show dog that they are not using for breeding or possible an adult they have gotten back for whatever reason. You might need to travel a bit, but check out breeders in OR/WA for sure. I know for a fact that FoPaws in WA (Therese Leimback) have two middle aged to place from an owner return. Don't know what the current situation is, there is a male and a female. You can find her on facebook. Highly recommend either of these two

Great recommendation. Breeders who take dogs back are also virtually guaranteed to give you a good description of the dog's personality and their pluses and minuses.

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Why do they do that?
Bit Stranger

Agree with Debra. To add: our Lela has the same issues to a lesser extent. Recently we took her to a holostic therapist who looked at her from a TCM-perspective (Traditional Chinese Medicine), and without knowing the dog or the question, she nailed the issue instantly. TCM works with the elements - Lela is a Water-dog (basic emotion = fear); if Water is out of balance, the element that is supported by Water, Wood, becomes weaker. The Wood emotion is anger. Add both, and you get a 'fear biter'. To a certain extent you can compensate the issue with sensible behaviour (see reply Debra).

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For general feeding and nutrition related messages and questions.
segway from "mysterious health problems"

@redial Yes - but it is messy ! The pate works a treat - he regards every medication as a treat (Hoover gets a small piece at the same time) and I never have any problem. In fact as they are both loathe to venture out last thing at night these wintry days - leaving the comfort and warmth of leather armchairs - I have taken to rattling the packet !

It gets them out in seconds ! (Subterfuge though - they don't get anything and I hope it will be Spring again before they realise they have been conned !)

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Post details of lost and found dogs. Please remember to update when dogs are found.
Lost Basenji in MO

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Post here tips on raising young Basenji.

New puppy owner Questions


The vet can manipulate to see if something severe is wrong, but hips xrays need to wait til 6 mos (OFA) or (I think.. too tired to look) 4 mos.. oh heck I have to look..
"The PennHIP method can be reliably performed on a dog as young as 16 weeks old."

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For discussion on breeding and breeders.
Hounds of Timar

Thanks for the reply’s, just to let everyone know Jean emailed me back and she is fine.

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For exchanging tips and general information on showing Basenjis in the conformation ring.
How to start showing

@evillemon said in How to start showing:

Yes we figured we will wait until he is at least two before we make any decisions on neutering him.

I can understand why you might want to neuter a female but a male? Agree you need to wait. Most of the reasons advanced to neuter come from groups with an agenda but without solid science. Generally speaking the health risks of neutering outweigh any benefits and there is no effect on behavior. In my experience, having an intact male Basenji never presented any issues at all. Unless you just let your dog roam free I can't think of a single good reason to do it.

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Use this forum for upcoming Basenji meetups, events, bashes, day at the park.
Meet up Central Ohio??!

We rescued our little girl from CBR. However, we were cautioned - NOT just because she is a rescue but due to the breed not to ever take her to a dog park. These are the reasons we were given: too many other communicable diseases, possible aggressive other dogs and many other safety / hazard risks. She did recommend socializing her with other Basenji or even other dogs in a 'not'so-public' setting, just not dog parks. Therefore, we have never taken her to one but I am certain it would be up to your discretion.

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Share your memories of loved companions now gone.
Remembering Toby

Having just lost my basenji boy to cars my heart goes out to you.

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Post Basenjis for sale or a want ad.
Basenji Wanted

@linda50 good tips you are all very helpful thanks.

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Talk about other pets you may have or want and questions about them

Does your dog have dementia?

@joan-duszka said in Does your dog have dementia?:

five wooden boxes

eyes tearing up

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