I would assume a dog he isn't familar with? The Judge on Sunday told my wife she wouldn't run him with another dog till he runs at least 15 more times???????? I thought that was a little odd. I really don't know what she meant….15 practice runs????
I would think if we would want to compete with Willy we need to determine whether he can or will run with other dogs. Other Basenji's wouldn't be the problem, it's the other dogs bigger than him that seem to get him excited.
A lady ran three Basenji's together, they all ran out there and pooped.:D
Willy and our Penny, and those other three where the only Basenji's there. Mostly Ridgebacks, a couple of whippetts and a few Saluki's.
Well it is good advise, 15 times… better then these people that get their JC's and immediately enter the dog in the trial only to wind up DQ'ed....
However, what you need to do really is see how he reacts with other Basenjis running. And yes, good idea to not run with your own.... and start with finding a "good" running bitch to try him with..... people that course all the time will be able to tell you if he is "focused" on the lure or the other dog... and once he is focused on the lure, then you can enter him....