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No damage in that whatsoever. As it is we will assume the worst.

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GPS Tracker

Hi everyone, Thanks for the advice. He does have a microchip, in addition to the GPS tracker. My main concern is not that he will not come back if he runs away, but that he could be run over by a car, since he likes to try to chase animals when we are out. Once when he escaped I was in a soccer field and I did lay down, as I was tired of trying to catch him. He did come check me out, so I agree that this works well.

The tracker does work great, and at this point it is more of an insurance since I have not had any more issues with him getting out. He is almost two now, so I guess learned a lot. He outsmarted me constantly in the first year and a half, but now I am catching up to his tricks...I hope!

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Post pictures and videos of your Basenji.

@rockonrush your puppy is so adorable. We have a black and will cherish your puppy forever. Can you share the breeder? We want another one : )

ariadne PS happy to share training tips--but they don't work!

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Introduce yourself and your Basenjis.
First Time Basenji Owner! Hello from Connecticut!

@elbrant This is a great idea, he is so quiet that I sometimes step on his little feet as he serpentines around me at the sink. Thanks.

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Ask about intestinal, hip dysplasia, and other troubles…
Hip Myoplasia

At least carry him up and down the stairs when he want to go from one level to the next. Is he in pain when not trying to walk? A friend had a GSD with a similar problem and they got him a cart that supported his hind end. He could go for walks with it attached, but this only works for a dog that is tolerant of such things. I concur with the others that if life is no longer joyous for him the kindest thing is to let him go. The dog I mentioned was in good spirits and didn't seem to suffer.

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

Non-energetic (sleeps a lot/eats little)

Also if you would like a link/contact to a responsible breeder, let me know privately and I can help... I know that this is a sad time for you....and I would say that the issues were not separation anxiety but the fact that this pups was ill.... certainly you can contact me privately, just go to my website link for my direct email.

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Discuss the Basenji rescue in your area, resources, volunteer information, transport, rescue stories.
Would like to foster a Basenji

Please go to and join as a member. It will show you are serious about helping. BRAT always needs good foster homes. A home visit will be required (not sure if that is possible at this time considering this COVID-19 crisis). It is especially helpful if you have basenji experience. Not always, but very often, a basenji coming into rescue has special needs (i.e., behavioral, medical, etc.). It is good to ask yourself if you and your family are willing to deal with that. Fostering is hard but it can also be a wonderful and rewarding thing to do.

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Why do they do that?
Puppy Painful Biting Nonstop

@rgk9ruler said in Puppy Painful Biting Nonstop:

xylitol, a sugar substitute, is deadly to dogs

Thank you for the reminder! I don't do "sugar free" products (which would be obvious if you met me), but I often forget to mention this. Very important warning. Thank you!

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For general feeding and nutrition related messages and questions.
Stinky stuff

@tuts Actually, I am very adept at the skill of reading and I did and the package did not say anything about "how many per day" It only said to feed your dog as a treat and to be used as a training aid. Maybe you can only read in French, because the package did have instructions in French as well, and you know what they say about the French. Sorry if my reply was too long

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Post details of lost and found dogs. Please remember to update when dogs are found.

Post here tips on raising young Basenji.

New Puppy- Crate and general training!

@roomorgan said in New Puppy- Crate and general training!:

My concern is the condo has regulations on barking and dog noise

You may find that she doesn't howl when not crated (even when you leave the condo). Leave the crate door open in case she wants to be in there, but let it be her choice. Maybe you could set something up where she (plus her crate and her food/water bowls) are contained in the kitchen while you are gone(?) -- just an idea.

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For discussion on breeding and breeders.
Pups from Amera

Excuse me... it does... and it does concern me... this is a breeding that is related to my Basenjis and my breeding... so since you are not a breeder you need to respect responsible breeders for Basenjis. I take great exception to you and I know more about this breeding than you know. So it does concern me

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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.
Anyone in the Tampa,Florida area?

Hi! Google West Park in Tampa. You will see some curly tails there around 11am every Sunday!

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Share your memories of loved companions now gone.
My best pal

A lovely dog from a line of super Basenjis. Yes, she will be sadly missed.

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

Anybody use a dog GPS tracker?

@ariarianna, you are confusing GPS with an e-collar. GPS will tell you where your dog is, it will not "tell" the dog anything.

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