For owners of mixes to give insight, stories, etc.
Thank you so much for the link to this book. Our Isa definitely fits the 'bolter' type. She LOVES to run, chase, and jump after her toys.
My son takes her on a mile bike run twice a day and she still has energy to spare
I think this book will help us with the training woes. Thank you
Thank you so much for the suggestions and tips. My son is 10 and he loves doing this with her.
I started him giving a specific command when he wants her to jump. He tells her 'over'.
I have told him that he needs to work with her for 2 weeks on the basics before adding more or raising the jumps. I explained to him Isa's safety and well being comes first.
Those boxes are not what I want them to continue using, so I will be looking to make some collapsible/adjustable jumps for them soon.
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This is what he started with. I moved them outside so he can teach her not to go around the jumps.
My son has recently taken a keen interest in trying to train our basenji mix to go over jumps. She is 1 years and 6 months and listens to me more than him. We have been working with treats a little but mostly with her favorite toy.
Are there any tips to help keep training fun for her and him?
I am trying to keep his expectations realistic. She will jump but is stubborn like her name sake (Isa). If there is a way around she will take that route.
Thank you for your time
I would like to get her a buddy, but right now we don't have the room. When got her we were looking for another pitbull. We love her all the same though. She is the perfect size for my son and her temperment fits us as well.
I give her beef bones to chew on. Her teeth are so clean and she loves them
Yeah she does, and perches everywhere. She is a big lover and commands our attention. It is funny how smart she is. It did not take her long to understand what certain clothes i put on meant.
I was dressed for work and scooping the cat box when I heard this whiny yawn. I look over and find Isa standing in the entryway staring at me expectantly. She did it twice more as I finished up. The moment I stepped toward her she left out this huff of a sigh and trotted off to her little bedroom. We put her in the laundry room (made it nice and cozy for her) while at work or sleeping.
I pick up my keys and she will get up from sleeping on the couch and go to her bed and wait for me to tell her goodbye and close the door.
When we can afford it, we will do the dna test.
She does have a smell when she has been sweating. When I wash her she doesn't. I know true basenjis don't smell, that is why I figure she is mixed.
She really hates to get wet. After every bath she spends 5 minutes frantically rolling and scotting face first up and down the hall. As if I doused her in acid.
I know she is part of the sight hound family being her prey instinct is so strong she has flipped my son over her chasing a ball at a dead run, and my husband!
When she is locked on she can't stop until it is caught. It is why I don't leave her alone with the cats. She has never tried to 'hurt' them, but that chase instinct still causes her to go after them in play. I stop her every time.
The little one has taken a 180 lb man down from the knee just because he accidentally stepped in her path when she was locked on a toy at a run.
For a little thing she deceptively packs a lot of power! I have seen her cover 9 yards in 3 seconds flat and she can spring about 4 feet from the ground when she really wants that toy.
I finally got a side profile of her face. She is so alert I have to have someone grab her attention just to get this.
She is a bit scrunched up but there it is.
Thank you all for your kind appraisals. I looked up the cost of this test and I am cringing. $200 is way more than we can afford for a long while from now