I am new to Virginia, but not B's. My 11 yr old girl is the love of my life. In training I used lots of tools trying to out smart her. The funniest one was the singing bass. She would go potty in my all white dining room. No matter how I tried I couldn't stop her. I was a stay at home Mom too. I finally set up a singing bass on the floor. I set it on motion detection. When she would go there it would start singing a startle her….She could not figure it out. She quit doing it immediatly and also alerted me...I still laugh to this good day! I also put her leash on my belt for at least 30 minutes a day. She would go where I went. So now no matter where I go in the house, there she is. Each month I was fortunate to go to new Basenji puppy parties. There she could run with about 20+ B puppy's. Even a small dog park would have worked. I took her everywhere with me. I took food from her. So she would know I was the pack leader. I ate first. I would move her when sleeping and gently put her back. I just can't say enough about pack rules. I know other dog owners thought I was nuts. 11 years later I still am having to remind her daily who the real boss is. She is very well behaved and NEVER off her leash. I learned early on, no matter what. She will take off like a rocket if something gets her attention. One time it was a blowing leaf. That inclination will always be a part of the breed. I recommend crate training. I didn't let her sleep with me for quite some time. I learned that short consistant commands are clearer. A shaker can made of aluminum with pennies in it was better than my voice. They will use a short sided box with cedar shavings in it instead of the inside floor. when little. Mine loves raw veggies in the afternoon, Once older. I have used dry food for a long time. She rolls over, shakes, down stay, stand, off, in your chair (for car rides). All for the love of a treat. She enjoyed lure coursing. She enjoyed being shown. She loves my best friends yorkies but no other small dogs. You'll have so much fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What great companions they make......Yea! and Good Luck from one who is still trying to outsmart her!
Virginia and the Eagle Gang
Hi everyone. My name is Virginia and I am owned by two lively Basenji's.
The first is Gambit my BOY !! He is a tri and is 5 years old. He is from
a breeder in Washington. And the love of my life.
My second Basenji is Tipper she is a lovely red Brindle and she is also
5 years old. She is my little Alpha dog and a real handful. :eek:
We rescued her when she was 18 months old from a family who did
not know much about Basenji's or just did not care. But she is in
our home now and we love her a lot too. We have a few problems
with her, every now and then but nothing that reading the BRAT
cololum has not helped to cure. I also have a real great friend and mentor
In Pocatello, Idaho , who has helped me immensely, with any and all questions when I needed it. I hope that everyone is as great on here.:)
Hi, I am in WA state.
Are you as well?
Who was the breeder you got your basenji from…maybe I know them.
I have 2 b's at my home as well, one brindle boy and one r/w girl.
Aren't they just a joy...when they are good!