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Just wanted to say that I love the new format. So easy to use, great visual. Thank you for the hard work.
Basenji Health Issues & Questions
@cahootz I have made my own in the past.... there used to be pictured on the old Forum, I can't find them now. I got a stair tread (hard rubber) and cut it to fit from just behind the ears to the point of the chest. Wrapped it in a towel, duck tape it all up. Wrap around the neck and secure with Vet Wrap. Worked great, also I would put Tea Tree Oil around the stitches (not on).....
Go to www.basenjirescue.org, they also have a like for mixes
The NILF program is exactly the sort of thing your basenji needs. She has hit teenage time and like human teenagers is pushing authority. In this case, don't push her off the couch or yank the afghan from under her or any of those sorts of manuvers. Start by getting her attention just before she is going to jump onto the couch by offering a treat diverting her attention away from the couch. If she decides to come for the treat, she gets it, and then gets to be on the couch as a double reward; if she decides to complete her jump to the couch instead, she doesn't get the treat. Once she starts to look at you first ("asking permission") before she takes the couch then the reward becomes the couch. And to get her off the couch, use the reverse. Offer her a treat in such a way that she has to get off the couch to get it and click as soon as she decides to get off Once she understands that, add the "off" word. You might have to use treats just for this exercise that she wouldn't get any other time to make this more enticing to her. You might also want to introduce mat work so that she has to go to her mat or afghan or whatever, on the floor, instead of getting on the couch in the first place.
Lost and Found Dogs
I agree strongly with everything Debra has said above. Every word of it!
To add to it...If your dog did come from a responsible breeder, has been tested, etc then they would be the ones to contact. They would know your dogs pedigree best and may even have a bitch that would be a good match for him. I know that if I were to breed my boys their breeder would have to approve any bitch I were to use. It's in their (understandably and necessary) lengthy contract.
Not every dog, even with a good pedigree, should be bred.
Good luck with her. Sounds like you are working on things … hopefully she'll come around.
@eeeefarm unfortunately we just lost Leo on the 9th of this month. He was also an excellent dog. He did like tissues but thats all he would chew. We could leave him alone in the house uncrated and he wouldnt bother anything. They were amazing pups! We got Leo from Jan when he was about 14 weeks. I believe we met Perry while we were there meeting Leo for the first time but I cant be certain. I miss that dog like crazy.
I am so sorry to hear this. So difficult to lose them and how devastated you must be. I still have tears whenever I think about losing Perry. I can talk about him and smile with memories, but if anyone who doesn't know he's gone asks about him I just dissolve in tears still. I'm crying now thinking about him.
If Leo was anything like Perry I know how much you could trust him and how much you must have loved him. BTW, Jan's dogs are taught from puppyhood not to chew things up. Perry adored his plush toys and never harmed them, and I put that down to Jan's training. He had the run of the house and I knew absolutely that I would never come home to a mess. No dog will ever replace him in my heart, but perhaps with time I can find space for a rescue.
Talk about other pets you may have or want and questions about them
@CrazyBasenjiMom I live in the very Southern tip of Indiana & we get some pretty cold winters & there's a lot of humidity so it's a real "biting" cold & if the winds blowing ~ it feels like razor blades are in it!! If no one else wants the sweaters, I'd be glad to have them for my next b that I'm waiting on getting!! But if someone else lives in a colder area & wants them, they can get them! If no one else wants them, I'll be happy to have them. Before my Mother passed last yr., she'd knit up one for everyday of the week & one to wear on wash-day!! :)