New and a mix owner

Hi, all. My family is the owner of a basenji mix. Wow, are we overwhelmed! Daisy is sweet as can be to us, but evil to everyone else! She didn't even pass her puppy training - we had to remove her for the sake of the other puppies! We could use all the help we can get! She's a year old, basenji and blue heeler mix. So glad I found this forum!

rbrady in TN:)

Welcome to the forum! We love our pictures!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

You should check our some of the threads on aggression. There are some very helpful tips spread throughout. Good luck!

This is a great place for all sorts of info. And I can assure you, it gets easier to deal with the Basenji mind with time. You'll be happy and fall eeven more in love with your dog, I'm sure.

Thank you! She had to be muzzled at the vet today. We have found she is the most intelligent any of us have ever seen. She always amazes us!

Well congratulations on a great mix. I can't wait to see pictures. I had a couple of heelers growing up, and I can tell you that they are TOUGH dogs. They need LOTS of stimulus and a TON of exercise in order to be good dogs (This goes for B's as well). I will tell you that in my opinion Heelers can b the tougher dog to train than B's. I applaud you for getting to know everything you can about the Basenji side of your dog, I also strongly urge you to find some support groups or forums online for heelers as well as they have their own set of quirks. Good luck and welcome to the forum, we are so glad to have you. ๐Ÿ™‚

Welcome to the forum! Love to see some pics of your mix ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Hi, J. Thanks for asking. I will try to get a few up for you folks to see. She's mostly black, which I guess isn't too common, judging from the pictures.
I've been trying to find out more about heelers, since one person replied that they, too, can be quite troublesome. I'm also trying to find a vet here in Nashville who would be better with her than her current one. Thanks for the welcome. Love your dog!

Rita

@rbrady:

I've been trying to find out more about heelers, since one person replied that they, too, can be quite troublesome. I'm also trying to find a vet here in Nashville who would be better with her than her current one. Thanks for the welcome. Love your dog!

Rita

Maybe you can contact an ACD breeder? There is also a lot of information on the internet!

I think it is really important that you can just visite your vet for some socialisation. When Mirtillo and I go to the vet, he gets some kibble.. and then we go back home. He LOVES her.. (I think he likes her more then me ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

About the 'evilness': is Daisy really growling and biting? When we first went to our puppytraining, we also got the comment that Mirtillo wasn't really social to other dogs. He got them between his jaws.. and just wouldn't let go :eek: It is getting better now.. but with the 'stuffed animal look-a-likes' I really have to watch him and sometimes I have to free the other puppies..

Mirtillo also loves to 'bite' people who approach him and think he likes it that they touch his head. He doesn't growl though, but I do believe that when he finds out growling worksโ€ฆ. I tell Mirtillo to sit and I tell the 'strangers' to only pet him between his front legs. He knows he gets a treat and everything is ok.
I don't know if it will work for Daisy, but I do know it is important she doesn't have success with her behaviour.

I hope you can find all the information about the basenji-side of Daisy on this forum!! And thank you for complimenting Mirtillo ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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