I am from Michigan and was wondering if anyone knows any type of sport activity for Basenjis. I am located in West Bloomfield, MI. She needs the exercise and more social interaction.
Welcome! I am from Southgate, not too far away. There are so many things you can do with your B! I have puppy owners in Rochester that do lots of rollerblading with their boy. Lure coursing or racing will probably be the most exciting (and tiring) thing for your kid. There are only a handful of events each year in the area, but it's a lot of fun. The next trial coming up is an ASFA trial on May 9/10 in Gibraltar. Although there is talk recently about holding a practice in Stockbridge next weekend. Usually there isn't any way to practice, except to go to the events and most of the time on Saturdays after the trial they will run practices.
Also there are lots of traditional activities you can do like obedience, rally obedience, and agility. There are several nice clubs that would have classes/activities in your area. I belong to Ann Arbor Dog Training Club and they have some fabulous instructors and classes at very reasonable prices. They love having the Basenjis around. Besides obedience and agility, they also have tracking and flyball classes. If you search around online, you can find links to a lot of training clubs in SE Mich. Fortunately for you, a lot of them are in the northern suburbs. Not so good for me. lol
And if you're really looking for something unique, we also do weight pulling! lol There are practices every Sunday in Leslie, and there is a place in Romulus closer to where I live now that I've been going to work out at. If you search for my kennel name you can see lots of pics of my kids doing all these kind of events. Some of them take a lot of patience and work, others the dogs just pick up naturally. Basenjis just sometimes take a different approach to training. They're not your "want to please you" robot like some other breeds. But you can have a lot of fun with some of these activities, even if it's just casually in your own backyard.
If you want to contact me privately feel free to do so. I'd be happy to help you find something to do with your girl. Or we can always just get together sometime for a playday.