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Hiking Pack Models

Let me know!

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Post pictures and videos of your Basenji.
Mrs. Walters 'helping out' in the garden

You're right!
She's totally the supervisor! Now if I could only get her to weed....

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Introduce yourself and your Basenjis.
Introducing Mrs. Walters!

@betsy - I am familiar with the breeders, but none of mine are related. Have a great time with your pup

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Ask about intestinal, hip dysplasia, and other troubles…
Looking for suggestions to keep weight down with a high protein diet and supplements- newly diagnosed Fanconi boy...

@KhaiPan Pam and I are both stubborn opinionated people and without mutual respect, we'd be in constant battle. Instead, I love her. I watch her utter devotion to the dogs, to doing things right, to helping anyone who needs help. She isn't stuck in any idea... given proof and research, she'll reconsider. She is calming. :) Knowing you have someone personally in your corner navigating this helps a lot. Glad you contacted her.

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

Do you have walking on leash tips?

I have worked with feral dogs in rescue who had never been on a leash, adults. Teaching loose leash walking isn't hard, but you need to back it with the "leave it" command. Mary's site is so simply it will make you feel faint. And it works. No pop and jerk, just good positive training. The lessons are on the left, other issues on the right.

I certainly would go through most the training, then get into an obedience class, but make sure by positive trainers .. go watch a couple of sessions first.

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Discuss the Basenji rescue in your area, resources, volunteer information, transport, rescue stories.
Looking to adopt a Basenji - Michigan or surrounding states.

Only one of your photos uploaded but she looks like a sweetie. I am sorry your sister has to give her up. She may want to list her with BRAT, they allow mixed dogs to be listed.

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Why do they do that?
Couple of "Issues" with my Basenji

@jrgoody - It was clarified that the pup is not in the crate for 8 hrs straight

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For general feeding and nutrition related messages and questions.
New Basenji

Blue buffalo makes a dry chicken and rice dog food.

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

Sooooo glad you got the pup back

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Post here tips on raising young Basenji.

Raising a basenji with a full time job...

All excellent advice, not much I can add. I have a 9 week old Samoyed here and I'm pretty much kangaroo momming him. Right now he's even sleeping with me. Fortunately I have my daughter and her father helping out so I get some breaks, and my daughter does most of it when she's home 2 days a week. Samoyed are extremely people needy, but honestly I am the one who can't bear him being on his own too much this early. Even with doctor appointments, he has a crate in the living room so Larry can take him out to play/potty and snuggle (since I'm usually gone 5 to 6 hrs some days).

Easy adjustment.. put in crate, happy voice "i'll be back" and leave. Go out the door and leave alone at least 15 mins. Keep extending it over several days until you are up to a couple of hours. By that point, they do get you will come back. Just no drama, no soothing poor baby stuff... nonchalant. Happy leaving, happy return. Make sure safe toys, chews in crate.

If you can arrange it so her work and your's don't quite overlap so he's no alone more than 4 hrs, that would be idea. If not... swap out coming home for lunch break?

Good luck.. and please post pictures :) Also, where did you get him? A lot of the basenjis here are related. (My basenji now is a rescue so not related.) It's nice to see the connections though!

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For discussion on breeding and breeders.
What does it mean to add genes?

@lvoss So I am rereading this thread and the light went on. So simply I don't even know why I kept missing it.
If you are breeding for traits, you do loose genes. or at least those being expressed. Sometimes I need to stop thinking and let things be actually understood.

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For exchanging tips and general information on showing Basenjis in the conformation ring.

I have also seen current research on dewclaw removal that has me convinced to never do it again. I am exhausted but will try to post the links if anyone is interested... maybe tomorrow

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Share your memories of loved companions now gone.
fly high my sweet boy

@crystalncody I'm so Sorry for all your many loss's. At least Bucky is there now. & he's helping you in the same way that you're helping him. Life is full of so many twists & turns. I'm just glad you all are together!

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Post Basenjis for sale or a want ad.
Basenji mix available for adoption

Sweet Molly, 4 yr old basenji mix, available for adoption. She is in Ontario.

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

Rawhide Dog Chews Recall Expands to Include More Brands

Thanks for posting. I never give rawhide, but for those who do.. keep checking as they update more brands. :(

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