Sorry I haven't responded to this post sooner; I got busy & forgot about it. I don't check the forum nearly as often as I should.
To answer above questions:
My girls have both been around bulldogs before. Oddly enough, a guy I dated about a year ago had one, and although not outwardly aggressive or anything, they didn't seem to love her. She was attention starved though (first among reasons why a relationship did no develop with this guy…), and was very overwhelming, barreling around chasing them. They just tried to avoid her mostly. At dog shows and stuff, they don't seem to be weirded out by bulldogs.
Otto does better with dogs than people, and he prefers small dogs/puppies to people. My girls seem to love everything except some other female basenjis. Otto is neutered, Lola is spayed, and Callie is not as she is currently being shown.
Because the times we can visit one another are few & far between & having one on ones would require introducing them on Otto's turf, I don't think its feasible to introduce mine to Otto one at a time before the move.
All three are crated when humans are not around, so leaving them out together unconfined is not an issue.
My dogs are intense in that often when they meet a new dog, they will "rush" the dog, sniffing, etc. On leash, I don't allow this behavior with strange dogs, but at dog parks, etc, they sometimes can be overwhelming to more submissive or nervous dogs.
My dogs are constantly meeting and playing with new dogs and are very well dog socialized. Otto is less so, but, again, tends not to have a lot of issues with smaller dogs.
The meds have made a definite improvement in Otto's mood, but he still bites occasionally when he's overstimulated. The most recent occurrence was during a visit with my boyfriend's dad. His dad unwrapped a present that was in brown paper bag material. Otto was interested & started playing tug of war with dad. Otto got a little too excited, and when dad tried to calmly end the game, he got bit.
Thanks for all the tips. Hopefully, everything will go just peachy, but we're trying to be as prepared as possible, with any little advantage possible.
And Andrea, we will likely be in Richfield.
Basenji vs Cat
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I'm having an issue. I have a 4 year old cat named Penelope and my B Kaeda plays too rough with her. Penelope just wants to cuddle, and she more of has a meow like she's annoyed but almost never fights back. She always goes right up to Kaeda to rub up on her but Kaeda just pulls on her fur. She's even dragged Penelope across the floor a few times! She's a long haired cat, and there's chunks of fur all over my house! I've tried being very stern, telling her to leave it (she knows the command, but doesn't seem to know it when it comes to Penelope), and I've tried this training muzzle - http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/7/6/9/2/4/webimg/331170406_tp.jpg - putting it on for 10 minutes when she gets too rough. Sure, I can separate them, and I have, but because Kaeda is a puppy, she has to be in my sights at all times. So Penelope has to be separated from me, and she needs to be near her people. Does anyone have any advice?
Also - Kaeda's favorite delicacy is cat poop. It's not feasible to check the cat litter every 15 minutes to clean it, any idea on how to deter Kaeda from digging in the litter to grab poop and (gross!) eat it. I don't want her getting sick, and I'm pretty sure she's ingested poop before I caught her. >_<