I thought you ran them with a muzzle on them?
I do, this was his very first practice ever for the full course, so I wanted to see first what his focus was by himself….. I take much time with practice, putting muzzles on, practice with other Basenjis.... so this was the baby step..
Like I said, I do run with muzzles, again this was just his first practice and it was more important to me with him running without a muzzle to see his level of interest… I doubt seeing him run that it will bother him at all either... so next time we will put one on... Typically a dog keen on the lure, it will not bother them... However, had he "not" been totally interested I would approach things differently....