Does it fit?
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  • It's going great with our little girl…
    She is a real genius, I had a whole plan for training her the bascis, one at a time, repeat it a few days untill she knows them etc..
    But she drwas her own plan!

    She is with us for a week now and three days ago I started the training.. first of all.. "sit" after three times she did it..
    Always nice, but first have to see if she keeps knowing it :D
    She does...
    I almost can't keep up with her intelligence!!! :D

    Every day I introduce a new command because she is so ready to learn a new one each day..
    At this moment, she knows how to sit, to lie down, to stand, to go low (when she jumps) and to wait (Ican walk away for 4 meters already)!
    Rest of this week, I won't treach a new command but I will repeat the training and use the commands in other training (showtraining, she really loves it, she knows she is a pretty princess :D)

    The boys were fast in training and also loved it but Enya.. she blows my mind!
    I practise three times a day for 10 minutes each and she just loves it, she is so happy being "at work" with me :D
    Since a year or 2 we use the new positive training methods, (calming signs, boy languages, no corrections at all, guidance and respect)
    With the boys we still learned at the puppietraining to give a little pull at the leash when they pull it and take a little "bite" in their neck when they are doing someting wrong but that is not the way we like it.. (we don't like dominant training like Cesar is using and with our boys we did prove that also with a Basenji, you can train totally without correction or dominance)
    So we start the new methode with Enya right away and they did so well at this, and I really liked it to start this way with Enya from the first day.
    I can recommend it to everyone :D

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  • Look at all of them on the tiny doggy chair! Enya has a ton of wrinkles, she is a cutie! Good job on all of the training, they can learn so fast and then when they want they can forget just as easily!

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  • LOL…. of COURSE they fit! And sounds like she is fitting in perfect!

    Just one word to the wise.... you will have much different thoughts for that month when she comes into season, trust me. It will be the longest month of your life!

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  • Oh gosh look at that cute face! LOL snuggled between the boys. :)

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  • @tanza:

    LOL…. of COURSE they fit! And sounds like she is fitting in perfect!

    Just one word to the wise.... you will have much different thoughts for that month when she comes into season, trust me. It will be the longest month of your life!

    hahaha I know!
    When we still got Hailey the Podenco, the boys went nuts with her when she was into season.. :D
    We will put a sign on her back.. go away boys, I am too young for you…. Do you think they would listen? :D
    Boys will be boys... just have to deal with two idiots for a month :D

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  • Exactly Kim….. TWO NUTS!!!! with only one thing on their mind!

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  • Oh so cute…they really do try and fit anywhere!

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  • She looks so darn cute snuggled in between the boys - she knows where the warmth is! Great job with her training - wish we'd started right away with our bad girl!

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  • They are like a sponge when they are young…...just like young children. They absorb everything, good and bad. Sure, you can teach them a lot later, but the optimum time is as soon as you get them home. Cute picture! Reminds me of my pup. She always wanted to be in the back (I only had two, so no "sandwich") and would find a way to get to her preferred position. When she was older she used to climb on the arm of the chair and slide down behind my older girl. Too funny! Wish I had video of that. :) Enjoy her. Like children, they grow up too fast.

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    Enya has obviously wormed her way in! Best time to teach her now. The boys will help too I'm sure!!

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  • @Buana:

    I almost can't keep up with her intelligence!!! :D

    Every day I introduce a new command because she is so ready to learn a new one each day..
    At this moment, she knows how to sit, to lie down, to stand, to go low (when she jumps) and to wait (Ican walk away for 4 meters already)!
    Rest of this week, I won't treach a new command but I will repeat the training and use the commands in other training (showtraining, she really loves it, she knows she is a pretty princess :D)

    Awww, very happy family!

    Don't forget when you're training her of the 3D's - Distance, Distraction, Duration. So now that she knows "sit" you can try "sit" in a different place. Or work on the duration. Or "sit" while the cat walks by.

    Also I'd work on retrieves. Start with small soft toys. Retrieves are a great way to play/interact with your dog and it's been a great help in agility training! And then, if you're really ambitious, can work on her bringing you useful things.

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  • @agilebasenji:

    Awww, very happy family!

    Don't forget when you're training her of the 3D's - Distance, Distraction, Duration. So now that she knows "sit" you can try "sit" in a different place. Or work on the duration. Or "sit" while the cat walks by.

    Also I'd work on retrieves. Start with small soft toys. Retrieves are a great way to play/interact with your dog and it's been a great help in agility training! And then, if you're really ambitious, can work on her bringing you useful things.

    Thanks!
    I do the same already with her, I have to create new practise with the same command.
    Also outside a little bit :)

    Retrieving is someting she does naturally but to let go is a whole other story :D
    With some patience she will let go very nice each time and looks at me "come on! trow it away again mommy!"

    I now have a special training toy, it looks like a tail of a squirl (we don't have them here much) and I want to make her crazy about this.
    So when we walk in de city or she is meeting a dog in a stressfull situation I will use the toy to guide her in that situation to have her attention at the toy instead of being scared. Just like some police dogs have a favorite toy that they get when they are really good.
    I came up with that idea thanks to the boys, I wish they had someting they like so much that they can ignore an agressie dog on a walk.
    If there is space to unleash them in such a situation its fine but when I can't unleash and there is little space and have them close they will be stressed because of all the stress around them.
    But they haven't got anything they like SO much, it's hard to find someting like that when they aren't that crazy about food :)

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  • @Buana:

    Thanks!
    I do the same already with her, I have to create new practise with the same command.
    Also outside a little bit :)

    Retrieving is someting she does naturally but to let go is a whole other story :D
    With some patience she will let go very nice each time and looks at me "come on! trow it away again mommy!"

    :)

    You can trade the toy for a treat. I still do that with Zest. Also, for a while the toy we used was on a "leash" (okay, really a long piece of string) until the toy came back reliably. I'd throw it and then reel it in, often with a basenji attached. ;-)

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    That's a great idea, thanks for the tip. How long does it usually take to train them to always bring it back. I will tell you that my dog is so smart that he has figured out that if he drops the ball in front of Levi then Levi will bring it back to me and he can get into position to catch the next ball too, instead of taking turns, like I like them to.

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  • Thanks agilebasenji!

    Sissy, that depends of the Basenji and his personality :) Our Chafuko learned that very fast! With him I also train with a "official" dummy and within one training session he understood that he coul not "hurt" the dummy, by biting in the dummie..
    Buana doesn't want to learn that and still keeps shaking the dummie.

    To bring it back is easy to train with a little snack, if he likes to eat :D

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