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I am looking for the negative post... but am thumb's upping your others. I'm pretty critical of irresponsible pet breeders and irresponsible owners. But I personally only give a down thumb for spammers. Your posts have all been fine. I gave them thumbs up so you aren't negative. I am not sure that the new thumbs up and down is helpful. I, and I think many, tend to respond to posts the same as "likes" on facebook... primarily just acknowledging you have read a post of someone you know and not so much that posts ignored aren't good.
Hi Nancy! I have fed my one year old basenji Rocket, FreshPet since he was 4 months old. They make several different varieties. Different stores seem to consistently carry different ones. There is a puppy formula in a log that he ate for quite awhile. Fresh Pet is expensive compared to the majority of commercial dog foods available but it actually smells delicious and is real food not just by-products. I have seen one company that labels their dog food human grade food but it is dehydrated raw food that is a powder and reconstitutes into a mush. Fresh Pet has been amazing for Rocket. His coat is silky soft and he is just gorgeous looking and healthy. I do switch around between the soft pellets and the log food. Basenjis must get bored easily with the same meal each time! I top some meals with a little cooked chicken or plain meat occasionally . Vital is the formula that's seems the best for him. It's grain free but has vegetables and fruits in each one. FreshPet factory is actually made near us in Bethlehem Pa. In a beautiful looking factory. I wish they had a store there to buy retail but alas they do not. Hope this helps a bit!****
Here is the place to discuss training your Basenji (housebreaking, lure coursing, agility…).
@colemangirly After watching those 2 videos.....I say "Why not?" That one on the bottom was just 100% awesome! He knew how to start it & had to work a bit harder to stop it but he did it!! If you find one & get your dog to do that, I hope you can take a video of it & post it on here!! I'd love to see it!!
Thanks for the information. I will check out those sites. Ironically, we will be traveling to Florida the second week in June for vacation and will have our girl with us.
Kirsten that would be a fantastic time to visit her, see the dogs, see how your dog does with them. We sent our basenji and Samoyed to her for some help in getting them to get along. Pam is pretty magical. Okay, Pam is REALLY magical.
Good luck with her. Sounds like you are working on things … hopefully she'll come around.
I don't come on here a lot either the last few years so I was so sorry to come on and see you post about losing Cody...just like Debra, I remember your posts. I'm so sorry for your loss and the tragedy surrounding his passing. I don't have words to offer as I couldn't imagine losing Oakley. All the best, and please keep us updated on your journey 💙
-Chealsid and Oakley
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!! :)