Interested in trying Lure coursing
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    Hi there, I have 2 basenjis and am interested in lure coursing possibly with my dogs and just wondering whether or not it affects the dogs behaviour prey drive when not coursing?

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  • Where in BC are you? I am in Delta, and found out that there is a lure coursing club in the Coquitlam area.

    Great question about lure coursing affecting the prey drive instinct - I will await the answers with you.

    Welcome to the forum!

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    we are in New West. 1 of my basenjis came from Delta ( co bred byTerrarust/Beaubri ) the other came from Beabri alone. Ya id love to hear what people have to say. As the prey drive increases the ability to recall may decrease which would be a turn off for myself

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  • We have been coursing Dolce for the last few months and have not seen any change in her behavior. Though she does always steal the shopping bags when we come back from the grocery store!

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  • Not that I've seen, he does however perk up whenever we drive by a nice open space that he thinks could be a bunny field. Make sure your dogs have a good recall before you start. Most judges deduct significant points from dogs who cannot be caught at the end. There is one pharoh in our area that will be in the negative points if she does not learn a recall.

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  • Are you coursing Dolce this weekend at the AKC trial in GA? I have a couple friends from MO going down with their 5 dogs. We are staying home this weekend as we are coursing in TX the following weekend and don't want to make too many day long trips right now with the puppy, although she travels better than my whippets.

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  • @lisastewart:

    Are you coursing Dolce this weekend at the AKC trial in GA? I have a couple friends from MO going down with their 5 dogs. We are staying home this weekend as we are coursing in TX the following weekend and don't want to make too many day long trips right now with the puppy, although she travels better than my whippets.

    Yes, my wife will be taking Dolce Saturday & Sunday to the AKC trials.

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  • @hansfingas:

    Hi there, I have 2 basenjis and am interested in lure coursing possibly with my dogs and just wondering whether or not it affects the dogs behaviour prey drive when not coursing?

    No. It is natural for a Basenji to chase creatures that run away and they will do that even if they have never seen a lure. Basenjis know that the plastic bag isn't a real animal. They chase it because they have fun. :)

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  • And depending on the dog, some have more prey drive then others…. All of my Basenjis have been coursed, some do really well, some not at all.... But they all have/had prey drive when it was the real thing.....

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    First Basenji's

    We took Mojo lure coursing for the first time a couple of weeks ago- he loved it! There was one lady who said if they ever do actually go after a real animal- say a bird or rabbit- and catch it, they will lose interest in lure cousing- they will want real prey.

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  • @Mojo's:

    We took Mojo lure coursing for the first time a couple of weeks ago- he loved it! There was one lady who said if they ever do actually go after a real animal- say a bird or rabbit- and catch it, they will lose interest in lure cousing- they will want real prey.

    NOT TRUE… gggg..... Maggii loved to course... caught and killed 3 squirrels in our yard... never made a difference. Mickii caught and killed 2 ground squirrels on outdoor off lead runs... never made a difference (Oh and add one bird plucked out of the sky)...

    C-Me, just a year old now.. loves coursing... at 4 1/2 months caught her first squirrel in the yard and at 7 1/2 months one baby bird out of the sky

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