I Can't Believe My Ears

School ended late last night and when I came home Chance and Kiya were extra excited to see me. Kiya let out her usual baroo when she saw me followed by her happy dance. For the first time Chance let out two baroos. Well it was more like a "Eeerrrrrooo"
Now this is really exciting since chance has always been mute! He never made a peep for over a year!!!!!!! It brought a tear to my eye. I hope he keeps doing it!:D
It was odd to hear him make a sound…I've never heard anything quite like that. Kiya's baroo's have always been higher pitched but chance's was deep. Hahaha.

Congratulations!!! That is fantastic…yay Chance!!! 😃 😃 😃 😃 😃

Gives me hope that one day I'll hear Brando do it in response to Ruby! So far, all he does is bark (he didn't read the noise section of the basenji manual :D)

AHHHHH so cute CHANCE!!! 😃

kiro is also a mute. I try so hard to get her to "speak" we dont know any other basenjis so she doesnt have anyone to learn from!!!!

I tried showing her the "B-hennis" off youtube but she just looked at me like i was insane, while i bbbbbbarrrroooed like a real henni!!!!!

she did however, get noisey "cry like" when i kept asking her if she wanted to go to grandmas the other day…..that was a first.🆒 It was like she kept saying please please ......

I have kinda the same problem… My girl only talks, maybe once a year. I think she is embarrassed by it because she hides her face after she does it. When she does baroo, I give her lots of praise and love and tell her she is very pretty. The new pup talks a lot and I am hoping she will start to follow him

Do you do it back to them? Sometimes when ours start a little, if we start doing it back, they will get going for a good couple of minutes.

@KiroGurl:

AHHHHH so cute CHANCE!!! 😃

kiro is also a mute. I try so hard to get her to "speak" we dont know any other basenjis so she doesnt have anyone to learn from!!!!

I tried showing her the "B-hennis" off youtube but she just looked at me like i was insane, while i bbbbbbarrrroooed like a real henni!!!!!

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HAHA! We were doing that too! We showed him a video of a B yodeling with the Godfather and afterwards we started barroooing and yodeling and howling, and he just looks at us like, "what is wrong with you people?" We keep doing it, hoping that he will sing a long….

He just does that yawn thing when he stretches....you know "ooouuuaaaww" and when he thinks we have forgotten that he wants to go outside. But no aaaaawwwwoooooooooooooooooooo! Yet. 😉

@Robin_n_Jack:

He just does that yawn thing when he stretches….you know "ooouuuaaaww" and when he thinks we have forgotten that he wants to go outside. But no aaaaawwwwoooooooooooooooooooo! Yet. 😉

That's too funny, our boy does that thing too, and when he thinks we are taking too long to come let him out, he gets louder and louder with his ooouuaaaw! He baroos too though, everytime he sees someone (he doesn't have to know them, in his eyes, everyone is a friend) if they do not acknowledge him right away he baroos at them! He will do it again after an interval if they continue to ignore him. It's short duration, but definitely a baroo. The only person he has not done it for yet is my DH

@LeeL:

Do you do it back to them? Sometimes when ours start a little, if we start doing it back, they will get going for a good couple of minutes.

I don't do it back, but I do it first to try and coax her and show her what I want

It is exciting to hear your baby speak.

Our boy became more vocal as he got older and more comfortable with us. We trained him to baroo for his food. We tease him with "Are you hungry?" and he knows its time for feeding. We started getting him to speak by showing him the youtube videos and anytime he barooooed we would say "good speak" and give him a treat. now he responds to the speak command before every feeding and occasionally else where.

Practice makes perfect!

My basenji girl always shows me up.
When I am walking the dogs, folks come over and say "oh, are those the barkless dogs?"
My girl ALWAYS gives one of her warning BARKS when they say this.
Laugh.
I tell the folks yes, they are barkless, except for my girl!
So, then discussion starts, and I explain how they are not MUTE.
But my girl gets me everytime!

@sharronhurlbut:

My basenji girl always shows me up.
When I am walking the dogs, folks come over and say "oh, are those the barkless dogs?"
My girl ALWAYS gives one of her warning BARKS when they say this.
Laugh.
I tell the folks yes, they are barkless, except for my girl!
So, then discussion starts, and I explain how they are not MUTE.
But my girl gets me everytime!

Jayden does the exact same thing. Someone will approach us and ask what kind of dogs we have. When we reply "basenjis", they look at us blankly and so we'll go the next step and say "They are the 'barkless dog'." At that point, Jayden will let out a couple of sharp barks to make us look stupid.

We've never heard Jayden barooo but Cory will if she is excited or happy to see someone. Cory has a much bigger variety of sounds. Jayden has a happy whine, an unhappy whine or screech, and his warning barks. I'd probably faint if he all of a sudden let out a baroo!

Pat

Mirtillo baroos to people who ignore him (not many do..) and when we play together and he has the toy in his mouth and I'm also holding it, he baroos as well.

Yesterday I got my first real baroo when I stood in the kitchen and called Mirtillo to come. He came and gave a big baroo. Too cute!

EL D does the ooouuuaaawww thing sometimes when he gets up and stretches but usually is mute. Once in awhile he'll let out a short "baroo" if I don't let him out of the house quick enough but he's never done the real barooooooooooooo.

@sharronhurlbut:

My basenji girl always shows me up.
When I am walking the dogs, folks come over and say "oh, are those the barkless dogs?"
My girl ALWAYS gives one of her warning BARKS when they say this.
Laugh.
I tell the folks yes, they are barkless, except for my girl!
So, then discussion starts, and I explain how they are not MUTE.
But my girl gets me everytime!

That's so funny considering we have the opposite experience. Manny baroooos like crazy at home but when we're in public and we want him to do it, he doesnt. Go figure. They have a mind of their own.

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