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was it Caldwell tx? We just adopted a 8month old pup from Craigs list Right in MY neighborhood. she is super sweet But I had a chocolate lab and suspected puppy mill Olio acres in Iowa and took her whole life of me searching and found several news Paper articles How they were busted at least 3 times with box truck full of different breed pups my hunch was right but she was the best dog ever. so we adopted (kinda more rescued from life in small crate) but she has been reaslly good but have that hunch feeling again and decided to go through all her paper work looked up breeder on FB could not locate so did google search added word Bazenji and found this forum first post I read was about suspected puppymill/byb in Caldwell TX if you want to compare note be more than happy, never ever seen sale agreement health guarantee with just the name Joey as Sire i forgot dam and Paper work is at home. no reg # now in order to get AKC papers your dogs have to both be akc and have reg#s on pedagree didnt get a pedagree neither did the people who bought her had her shipped here.
Here is the place to discuss training your Basenji (housebreaking, lure coursing, agility…).
It's a slow process, be patient and consistent with her. We adopted Bolt 6 years ago, he's 12 y/o and 3/4 Africain. We don't know his history, but at some point he got into a dog fight. He has the scars to prove it. When we walk, there are certain dogs that will trigger a violent reaction from him. Over the years I've gotten very good at reading other people, and how they walk their dogs, plus reading their dog's body language. A high straight up tail tightly wagging will send him off the rails. I've worked extensively with him to the point that he is manageable when he sees other dogs. I usually make him sit, or give as wide a distance as I can allow. BUT, he is a biter, so I'm extremely cautious when I'm around other people. All bets are off if that other dog is not leashed!! It does get better, and yes you can teach an older dog new behaviors, I certainly did.
Basenjis' function in the wild is to go after small game. I expect mine to hunt (and kill if they catch them) squirrels and rabbits. Other dogs are a no-no ! Mine know I do not tolerate aggression to other dogs, regardless of their size.
We are just back from a long walk in the forest where my two ran free and hunted (abortively, nothing caught) with a Cocker Spaniel. We met and chatted with lots of other dogs of all shapes and sizes and their owners . Humans stopped to chat, dogs did the normal meet, greet and sniff and there was not a single cross word.
The only trainer mine have ever had is their own pack alpha - ME !
Do not let aggressive behaviour take hold. Nip it in the bud NOW.
the super markets do not get the brisket bone with the meat
I don't get Brisket, but I am able to get beef "Neck Bones" from my local market. Call your grocer early (6 or 7am) and ask them to put the Neck bones to the side for you. They should have some whenever they cut their Chuck Roast, so most likely every day. I usually get 5-6 in a pack for ~$1# (USD). I don't think I've ever paid more than $2 for a package. The bones are different shapes with varying amounts of meat on them.
I put them on a cookie sheet, freeze them about an hour, then store them in a zippered freezer bag, the same way I do the canned Pumpkin. doodle gets one almost every day. Our summer heat index is typically in the triple digits, so this is her "beefsickle". Don't forget to count the calories as part of their daily intake.
Basenji Puppy Pen
Post here tips on raising young Basenji.
Crate for sleeping at night should always be in the bedroom with their people. Should be close to the bed. I use wire crates and typically have more than one Basenji so the crates are all next to each other, but still in the room we sleep in. If an only Basenji should be next to your bed that that your pup knows where you are and you can dangle your fingers in the crate to assure them you are there. And cover the crate to make it more den like. Agree with a "crate buddy" stuffed big toy... and this crate buddy should only be used in the crate at night. I have never had any of my Basenjis sleep in any other room other then the one I sleep in. I also agree that in a car any dog should be confined in a crate, period.
I'm super thankful. Out of curiosity, is 16/17" and about 21 lbs on the large side for a 5 month old female?? I was not expecting her to be this big already but I have also read that pups tend to tighten up closer to a year?
Basenjis For Sale or Wanted
Thank you for the input eeeefarm, that is exactly what I'm planning to do once ive done some more research.i have been around many different breeds of dogs over the years but never owned one myself so I have a fair bit of knowledge about most breeds and I would never put my children in harm's way or any dog for that matter. If I'm not as sure as I can be about my family's ability to love,look after and train a dog we won't be having one. This is why I got onto this forum to gather as much information from owners (like your good self) and others who have bothered to read my message properly,as I can before we go ahead and take on a very large commitment.
Talk about other pets you may have or want and questions about them
The above is not for this site.!!!!!!!