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@elbrant Ah, I certainly didn't pay attention to that line while joining...or maybe I did read it and didn't care.. Good for you on finding the third account!

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Let's talk about Basenjis!
Where can I get the "How To Be A Basenji" manual written in Basenji?

My breeder is aware of what's going on and has been guiding me along. Still, really appreciate all the replies. Very helpful.

So far, the mood and behavioral changes have been the most interesting. They're no longer playing together. Sparkle is very moody. Lounges a lot. Doesn't like Logan near her, but whines if he's out back and she's not. At times she'll even get growly if he even looks at her. But, she's become more affectionate towards me. She snuggles up to me really well. Probably because she knows I'll protect her from Logan and she can relax. I like her attention. Logan doesn't. He, on the other hand, alternates between looking completely defeated as we keep them separated to strutting around, puffing up, and trying to stand should to shoulder with her when she's near. I've seen where that posture leads...

I've seen him breed twice now and know he's a no nonsense performer. Fast. I bought a belly band for him that we can use when we need to. She has a wrap as well. We started using it at night only, but... lets just say it's a lot cleaner when she wears it more often. Without getting too graphic things seem to have increased a bit in the last day or so. Also, it's an extra layer of protection so to speak. She's gotten use to it and has stopped trying to remove it. We change out the pad very frequently.

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Post pictures and videos of your Basenji.
Ellie @ 10 months

@bernadette thank you and yes she is!

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Introduce yourself and your Basenjis.
Hello!
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Hi This is Mchv Adams and I work at Genuine Leather Jackets USA. I love dogs and I have two of my own. They are huskies. Their names are Coco and Dodo. I am working really hard on them and they are picking up pretty well. They are my good boys.

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Ask about intestinal, hip dysplasia, and other troubles…
IBS in basenji

@jengosmonkey That is a very interesting link. My girl suffered none of the possible side effects. No lethargy, listlessness, weight gain and her shape remained immaculate till the day she died. But she no longer suffered from IBS.

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

Operant Conditioning

Since the subject comes up from time to time, it is useful if everyone applies the terminology correctly. I dug around and found a pretty good explanatory article here.

For anyone who took psychology, this is not new news, but with the current popularity of "all positive" dog training, it's useful to understand where it comes from. B.F. Skinner's work is hardly new or modern, but it is certainly in vogue these days! Unfortunately it is also frequently misunderstood or misinterpreted. Understanding the basics is helpful when you are observing how an animal is reacting to your training methods, and can help one make good decisions about both reinforcement and punishment. IMO, many people make the mistake of not moving to a variable reinforcement schedule once a behaviour is established. Anyhow, I hope the article is helpful in clarifying the terms and the science behind them.

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Discuss the Basenji rescue in your area, resources, volunteer information, transport, rescue stories.
Basenji at Shelter in CT

@kembe thank you for passing this info along!

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Why do they do that?
Puppy injured after Resource guarding towards another dog

@bernadette My doodle seemed to have some slight personality disorders this spring as well. I didn't consider that it was related to getting back to normal after Covid. I do think it may have been related to the typical mating season. Now that the season has passed and all of the canine hormones have settled down, doodle has as well. I'll keep an eye out to see if the behavior pattern repeats this fall.

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For general feeding and nutrition related messages and questions.
Food

@tanza Agreed ! I am quite appalled by the suggestion to let the dog put its head out of the window of a moving car ! Crate is essential if you are travelling with a dog. OR, if your car really won't accommodate one, some sort of secure harness.

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Post details of lost and found dogs. Please remember to update when dogs are found.
How to Find a Lost Dog (not my basenji)

@elbrant thank you! I agree for sure!

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Post here tips on raising young Basenji.

Four Puppy Questions

I know too many puppies and dogs injured or killed due to collars left on unattended. Not worth the risk.

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For discussion on breeding and breeders.
reputable breeder?

@debbie said in reputable breeder?:

@tanza yes my mistake it was tested with OKC I got papers to prove it.. she was born with the disease

Are you referring to OFA? If so then I would wonder if the pup's sire/dam were not the real sire/dam of the pup you got? Only if they are Afflicted with the Fanconi gene (the pup) would they develop Fanconi? Did the paperwork from OFA say "clear"?

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For exchanging tips and general information on showing Basenjis in the conformation ring.
Use this forum for upcoming Basenji meetups, events, bashes, day at the park.
Basenji Meetup / Maryland or DMV
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I take my Basenji to day care once a week she plays hard gets exercise sleeps great that night.
They seperate by size

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Share your memories of loved companions now gone.
our rescue who rescued us.....

My brother in law gave me a plaque that says:

"It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are."

I am sorry for your loss.

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Post Basenjis for sale or a want ad.
Breeders

This is not the time of year to look for a Basenji in the Northern Hemisphere, let alone in Kent ! One breeder from there is reputed to have said he had enough advance orders for 4 years after the last year's rush to buy a Basenji !

But you could (maybe) get on a waiting list for next March delivery. Email me privately (address in websites on signature block) for a list of breed club secretaries.

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

Just saw this article - Popular flea collar reportedly linked to 1,700 pet deaths...

@jengosmonkey said in Just saw this article - Popular flea collar reportedly linked to 1,700 pet deaths...:

The subcommittee asked the company ... to issue full refunds to customers affected.

So, your dog/cat dies from the collar and Congress sets a price on that loss equivalent to the price of the collar? Which is what? $20-30 (USD)? Clearly, our Congressional members are not dog lovers!

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