As long as the cat keeps well out of the dog's way ! Most learn to do that pretty soon after the Basenji arrives - I have seen a Basenji shaking a cat, much like you would a feather duster.
Greetings from Nebraska
rcochran58 last edited by
Hello everyone I'm new to the forum world and also to the basenji world…just got my new little 5 month old last week and wow are basenjis a trip lol Gizzmo is the first small dog I have owned in almost 16 years so its definately a relearning experience but one that I am enjoying very much...Gizz and I bonded right away and he hasn't left my side since always sure to have his head layin on me in one way or another(he is a real snuggler) we are having a little problem with potty training but making progress...so ya that's pretty much it hope to meet some great people here and maybe in the future a companion....for Gizzmo of course:)
MacPack last edited by
Welcome to you and Gizzmo! You are in for a wild ride, just keep your sense of humor!
tanza last edited by
Welcome… who did you get your Basenji from? Many of us are related by our Basenjis.
DebraDownSouth last edited by
Welcome to the forum! Lots of great folks and wonderful pics to share your basenji stories and questions with.
Welcome to you and Gizzmo - seems a popular name or a Basenji. May you have many more happy and interesting years to come.
Can't wait to see photos!
Kipawa last edited by
Great to have you and Gizzmo here with us. I can't wait to see some pictures!
Regarding potty/pee training, do you have a command word to use to let Gizzmo know it's his pee time? We use 'hurry hurry'. Just remember that he'll need to pee after sleeping, eating and play times. In a thread awhile back, it was said that a dog at 5 months 'should' be able to hold their pee for 6 hours. The rule for that is taking their age and adding 1, hence Gizzmo could hold for 6 hours.
At 5 months, I was setting the alarm for around 5:30 in the morning to get up and let Kipawa out. Eventually he was the one that let me know that he didn't want to be woken at 5:30 a.m. So, I decided to trust him, and he didn't let me down. No accidents. Gizzmo will be there in no time. Time flies when you have a basenji!