Jasmine
  • 1
  • @drew82 said in Jasmine:

    I think she just didn't pose very well so the angle is bad if I can figure out how to upload a video you will get to see her a lot better including her coat... it looks darker in the pic than in others...

    She said she's posed for cute!

  • 2
  • D

    @DebraDownSouth if you scroll up to the top you can see her first pic at 8 weeks. Also the conversation about her sires and everything. Also I know she said she was cute lol but she said on the small side. I took that as small in size. But I didn't take offense. I would love to upload a video to properly show her off.

  • 1
  • @drew82 said in Jasmine:

    @DebraDownSouth if you scroll up to the top you can see her first pic at 8 weeks. Also the conversation about her sires and everything. Also I know she said she was cute lol but she said on the small side. I took that as small in size. But I didn't take offense. I would love to upload a video to properly show her off.

    Small meaning her weight for that age. At that age, typical weight is more like 10 to 12lbs.

  • 4
  • Very cute pup, lots of energy! One comment. Best not to use the "come" command unless you are sure she will respond to it, or if you do use it then reel her in and reward her. You do not want to teach her that "come" is optional!! Find another word when it's just a suggestion, not a command.

  • 3
  • LOL Shirley we are soooo alike. I was going to post the same thing about the come command.

    She is darling, but she does look tiny. Any idea about how big her sire and dam are? I used to dream of an 18 pound basenji... I gave up. :)

  • 2
  • N

    @drew82 I love the brown diamond on the top of her head, in the middle of the white! You'll always know she's yours!! And those shining bright eyes... you're sooo lucky!! If you got her just to be your pet or companion, congratulations! She's a lovable little stinker & I can see that you're going to have a whole lotta' Basenji proofing while she's a pup! But that little darling will be worth every second you spend doing it!! I like her name too!! If you got her to turn her into a show dog, well congratulations on that too! That's going to take some work too!! Give her little brown diamond a rub or two for me (everyday if you want)! I either heard it or read it that, rubbing their heads above their eyes & between their ears does ... something... calms them down, maybe it was letting them know your the pack leader ~ I don't know! I'll try to find it somewhere but...at least, I bet it feels good! :)

  • 2
  • N

    @drew82 wowsers!! Your video is super good! And Jasmine is "the Star" of course! Her little curled tail is so perfect ~ if it's not a cinnamon bun yet, it will be! She looks into the video camera for a couple seconds & is like, "Eeh ~ nothing in there to eat or play with!" You might try telling her "come come" in a serious voice & reel her in! Just remember, she is a B & she's pretty much going to do as she pleases but at times, she'll do what you tell/ask her to do bcoz she thinks it will get her more time to do as she wants to do! Keep that video up & running as much as you can ... that way you can share it with us!! She might be petite but she's still a Basenji! You're so lucky!! But I'm happy for ya'!!

  • 1
  • D

    She was the runt of the litter... so hopefully she will grow out of it or she will stay petite...

  • 3
  • D

    Here is a small clip of what our pups like to do normally it goes for about 3 - 5mins... but we call it the puppy 500... and yes they do it in our living room to the kitchen and back... lol hope you enjoy it.

  • 2
  • D

    I'll try to get the whole race sometime lol

  • 2
  • N

    @drew82 Jasmine is sooooo lucky & so are you... to have each other! And you're on YouTube ~ freakin' awesome!!! She's just beautiful...what else can I say!!

  • 2
  • D

    Jasmine preforming "sit" and "up" after only a day of working with her..

  • 1
  • N

    @drew82 Very cute!! Both of them! But Jasmine being a puppy ~ shows how smart the B's are & how they can tire quickly of doing something but I gotta' give her credit ~ she stayed on task very well! I didn't notice before that, she has 2 round spots, a smaller one on top of her head & a bigger spot on her neck! She's got the brightest little eye's too!!

  • 2
  • She certainly is cute.

    Not wanting to be negative, but in my experience it is best to work on new things with a pup or dog one on one with no interference from another animal. You want clarity in what you are willing to reward, and certainly with clicker training you want the behaviour solidly instilled before you name it and begin requesting it on command. Of course, many people have different approaches to training, and most methods will get you there sooner or later, but if you are striving for consistent behaviour and obedience to commands I think it helps to have a consistent, undistracted approach to teaching new behaviours.

  • 2
  • D

    I tried to do it separately but 2 things... 1 they are so closr with each other you would need the jaws of life to split them up...lol and 2 caia the Shih Tzu , has been helping train jasmine. Caia does the command and Jasmine watches..
    Then jasmine mimics. Caia has helped house break her also. But i agree most training should be done solo

  • 3
  • @drew82
    While you do need some individual time training, I understand totally. I always did separate "tricks" for my dogs beyond the common ones (ie down, sit, look, etc). So imagine my surprise after my other basenji, Arwen, died and I decided to "teach" Cara all of Arwen's tricks... and she already had them down 100 percent. Yeah, she simply watched and knew but since I'd never asked her to do them, she didn't and I didn't know. The young ones here always learned from the older ones.

  • 3
  • I think it's great if the pup is learning from the older dog. Farm dogs certainly learn quite a bit about livestock from their elders, and it can be very useful. I do think the core commands need to be dealt with a bit differently because the dog has to clearly understand that they are never optional, and you need to know that the dog will comply when the other dog is not present to model the behaviour.

  • 40
    Posts
  • 5731
    Views
  • Log in to reply