Pee time/walk time..how do i train


  • I should also add that in addition to using treats when it comes to loose lead walking, being interesting to the dog makes a big difference in success. Like Vanessa says if you use a high pitched voice and sound excited so the dog thinks it is missing out on a party, it is more likely to come. If you ignore your dog while you walk and are not aware of what the dog is doing then the dog will ignore you. If you can capture the moments when your dog gives you its attention while you are walking and acknowledge them, they go a long way towards getting good leash manners.


  • IMO when training is used is should be 95% praise-either verbal or physical and 5% treats. This gives you the edge because the dog never knows when the treat will come.


  • I would love to see a basenji performing agility. You guys need to post a video. The crowning achievement in basenji training.

    You guys are telling me for an hour long walk you guys are talking to your dogs in high squeeky voices or giving them treats to hold their interest in you?


  • Here is one of my pups that I co-bred, Lucy with her owner/handler, Brenda in agility…


  • Great pictures and what fun those dogs have!

    Basenji's really benifit from showing, lure coarsing and agility. They really need things to keep their little & bodies brains active.

    I wonder if other agility people can appreciate a basenji in agility?


  • Kudos to you Tanza-that looks like lots of fun!! 😃 and you must be so proud!

    Barkless-I use praise & treats kinda like Arlene (95/5) but we're not talking the whole time. Eventually they get it & if for some reason they "forget" I call them back to my side..and we continue walking. I have TWO that need to be walked so they HAVE to walk nicely lol 😃

    Luzmery-if you're going to have 2 Bs soon then you should really get Champ to walk nicely very soon. It can get pretty hard to manage two leashes with crazy Bs at the other end. We have 1 walk & they potty & exercise during that walk. So when we first walk out I let them sniff around & do their business for about 5-10 min. If they choose not to then OH WELL because then we're running for the next 30-40 minutes. And we will not stop unless its a real emergency :eek:

    We do have emergency stops when one of them will literally find a patch of grass & say OH I GOTTA GO & they'll pull over & pee or poop instantly.

    Eventually they will learn that they need to do their business quick & get on with the walk.

    Good luck! 🙂


  • Yeah I know tha't why I'm trying to this ASAP. Thanks for the advise I just have to be more firm on the walks. I will try that first 5-10 min thing. And holding the leash on one side and not allowin him to pull…I started working on that yesturday and it's coming along. They really are smart dogs and get what you're trying to teach them...now will they do it just cause it's taught that's a B issue...Anyway I now hae another question JYS1011....I was told it's not good to run dogs on the concrete due to joint issues so we stopped though I know we both miss it. SO what is the deal with regards to running your dog?


  • I never heard of that. We run mostly on the roads (made of tar) but if there's too many cars then we have to run on the sidewalk 😞 I haven't seen any issues with my dogs. Sometimes we got to a park that has a running/biking path that we can run on.

    Are you close to Flushing Meadow?? There is a nice long bike path there that you can run with your B if you're worried about the concrete.


  • @Barklessdog:

    I would love to see a basenji performing agility. You guys need to post a video. The crowning achievement in basenji training.

    You guys are telling me for an hour long walk you guys are talking to your dogs in high squeeky voices or giving them treats to hold their interest in you?

    No, if my dog is no longer paying attention to me then I will use a high pitched excited voice to get their attention and get them focused on me again.


  • great news. I know for myself the concret hurts my knees but my concern was Champs. Great the running will continue.

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