My first B started challenging at 16 months, we neutered him shortly after and it did seem to help a little. However it was only a small part of the solution not the whole solution. The closest thing to a magic solution is the excercise and mental stimulation. Basenjis are one of the most intelligent dogs and need more excercise and stimulation than most. I have generally found males to be much easier to work with and less aggressive than females. Correct discipline, structure, positive reinforcement, patience / stubbornness and enough excercise are the keys. Usually when people have problems with their dogs it is the humans which are the cause, not the dogs.
Had to give up my B's - and I miss them
To spare you all the crappy details –- let's just say that upon finding out about my husband and his "girlfriend", I decided it was time for me to leave the marriage.
I also decided that it was best for me to start clean and the emotional attachment I had to our 2 beautiful basenji's was too much for me....and I couldn't pick one over the other or even think about separating the 2.
So, here I am, alone and looking for a new basenji to fill one of the holes in my heart.....Here's hoping I find a cute little bugger to warm up to me and love me unconditionally for who I am --- I know basenji's are great at that...their yodels tell me so!
Here's hoping I can find a cute pup!
Alex last edited by
Hi 6_kristy! Welcome to Basenji Forums!
If you are looking for a new basenji you should post a wanted ad in the Basenjis For Sale or Wanted thread. We have a lot of great breeders and BRAT member that can help you out.
jessi76 last edited by
welcome! (I'm new too)
that was a sad story, I wish you the best of luck finding the right b to start the next chapter in your life with.
lauralopez last edited by
Also, if you're looking for an "older" basenji that might make your life easier. There are lots of basenjis who are done showing and are in need of a home. Also, BRAT could help you with finding you a basenji that may have come from the same type of circumstances that you had with your two. Good luck!
skem_n_jig last edited by
a crappy a**hole like that doesnt deserve two great basenjis!! sorry to hear you had to part with your pups! GOOD LUCK finding a new one and starting another better chapter!!