New puppy in Indiana

Hey everyone 🙂

I have a 4 month old Basenji named Ripley. He is my first Basenji, so I'm going to need lots of advice!

Right now I'm working on getting him house broken and to stop eating EVERYTHING he sees! If anyone has any tips, let me know! 🙂

@taryn121:

Hey everyone 🙂

I have a 4 month old Basenji named Ripley. He is my first Basenji, so I'm going to need lots of advice!

Right now I'm working on getting him house broken and to stop eating EVERYTHING he sees! If anyone has any tips, let me know! 🙂

Welcome, hope to see pictures soon… and housetraining is a work in progress... and takes time and effort... you have to take them out lots!!! and eating everything he sees... typically for any puppy... need to keep a close eye on him and when he gets something he should not, "exchange" it for something he can chew. Who did your get your pup from if you care to share?

Welcome, you will find lots of good advice from this group.

Welcome! Sorry, I don't have any advice other than 'a tired puppy is a good puppy'! I always adopt 2-3 year old adults…because of all those things you mention. I love the name Ripley, by the way.

I got him from Mariah Akitas and Basenjis in Indy.
Thanks for the advice! I'll post a picture of him soon!

Welcome to our pack. Get him as many toys as you can to help keep him occupied (the big floppy stuffed animals are good ones and the interactive toys).

@taryn121:

I got him from Mariah Akitas and Basenjis in Indy.
Thanks for the advice! I'll post a picture of him soon!

Which of the Basenjis from Mariah are his sire and dam?

Welcome to the forum!

Welcome to the forum!!!

@tanza:

Which of the Basenjis from Mariah are his sire and dam?

Paladin is his sire and Tinder is his dam.
🙂

@taryn121:

Paladin is his sire and Tinder is his dam.
🙂

Just wondering if you are planning to neuter him? If not and you might be showing or thinking of breeding, you need to have him DNA tested for Fanconi since one parent is Clear and one is a Carrier, so he could be either or….

Maria told me that he was guaranteed against Fanconi, and it says in the papers I got from her that he wouldn't have it. Should I have him tested anyway?

Though he will not get Faconi he may carry the gene for it which means he could produce offspring with the disease.

Thanks for the info. How would I go about getting him tested?

Go to www.basenjihealth.org all the details are there on how to test. You order the cheek swab from www.offa.org (price is 60.00)

Hello & welcome from Canada. Nice to have you here. 1 thing that might work with you for housetraining is having your pup leashed to you as much as possible throughout the day. May help? I read it somewhere that this works.

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Welcome taryn and Ripley. I saw Ripley's pics in another thread. Handsome boy. I love the name….makes me want to say Ripley, believe it or not, we got a Basenji!!!

Again, welcome and I hope you find this site useful. I know I did.

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