Just wanted to say hello . My family and I were owned by a sweet little red and white girl named Seshie for almost 17 1/2 years . She crossed the rainbow bridge ( as I have seen it so gently stated ) on January 11 . In addition to mourning our loss we are also experiencing some serious basenji withdrawal . This forum has helped stave off some of my "BT's" . I've enjoyed reading about your little darlin's . It brings back many fond memories and a few tears . I wish I had found this forum years ago . It would have helped answer some questions and deal with some issues . We used the fly by the seat of your pants method , but fortunately with a little research at the time it seems we dealt with things appropriately - positive reinforcement and redirection . We were fortunate she was healthy , but the information on Fanconi and other health issues would have been good to have . Our vet never provided much info . This is a great forum . Keep up the good work . We're hoping to adopt a rescue from BRAT as I have frequented that site as well and really like the idea of rescue . Wish us luck .