Basenji with me at work.

Hi, as i know for sure this would be a difficult task for me and Duna, I thought of just giving up at the idea before even giving it a chance!!! 😞

I'll explain: As i know that "B"'s are magnificent escape artists, i gave up the idea of taking my Duna to work with me.
I own a haberdashery/crafts store and i live above it. As i've always owned dogs, they were always with me and hub in the shop. No fear of them darting off as the door was always open and they were free to sit on the door step and look at the people passing by.:p

But what about a basenji with the fix for the door?😕
Duna has been in the shop several times with a long cord attached to her collar ( to step on just in case!!).
But we had to keep the door shut and an eye on her constantly!! All well until a customer would come in and she'd take for the door immediatley!!
Well as i realised that i couldnt work like that ,i then would take her upstairs and home.:mad:

But on the other hand, i'd love to "live" the dog and let her stay with us where ever we go and i miss a dog in the shop as there has always been one for the last 20 years!!!:o

Would a crate do? You just cant tie a basenji at a table leg ( i've tried that…she went beserk!!!):mad:
Is there a chance she could be trained not to run off out of the door?
thanks...:)

Good luck training the dog not to run out the door - it's in their nature as escape artists. If she is comfortable in a crate, maybe that would do for a couple of hours, but probably not all the time you are there. Is there a way to create a "pen" in part of the shop near your counter where she could be? Maybe that would work.

I have A LOT OF problems with my basnejis and their father (basenji witj serious mental problems after almost 6 adoptions). I tried almost everything and I found my own way - with success in home and in work.
First of all prepare most delicous meat in small pieces - as many as you can. Now, try to put this delicious in so many places (safe for you and furniture/goods/etc) to give dogs fun for long time and learn them that home/work is save place and also learn take care of goods…
It works for me - maybe it helps... 😉 it takes 6 to 10 "sessions" 😉

When my MO was living up in Canada… he went to work with his Optometrist daddy...
they tried tethering him with a lead [of course he chewed right through it].
They ended up using a light chain and had it bolted to the wall and the end of the hallway. This way he could walk around the office and into the rooms and never escape.
They did this for the 6 years they had him.

I would try those belt/leashes they have them that wrap around ur waist and clip to the collar so that way she would be with u but u would still have both hands free to do what u need to

I do not know if you have this there but look into it. There is a dog training company called "Sit Menas Sit". Last Sunday they came out and we worked on sit,come,wait,off. Everyday Jaycee got better yes its work but it does work.
This Sunday Jaycee worked on Place to stay, come with me (this way). Good we were walking by the end of the class with no lead on her but on the ground. Also stayed and then last weeks lessons came into play.
Your B can and will learn to stay in the shop when the door is opened its great. Let the forum know what you do.

Rita Jean

@Rita:

I do not know if you have this there but look into it. There is a dog training company called "Sit Menas Sit". Last Sunday they came out and we worked on sit,come,wait,off. Everyday Jaycee got better yes its work but it does work.
This Sunday Jaycee worked on Place to stay, come with me (this way). Good we were walking by the end of the class with no lead on her but on the ground. Also stayed and then last weeks lessons came into play.
Your B can and will learn to stay in the shop when the door is opened its great. Let the forum know what you do.

Rita Jean

I went to the website…I am curious what the method of training is. Are there corrections when the dog doesn't "sit"....can you outline how you do your training?

@Quercus:

I went to the website…I am curious what the method of training is. Are there corrections when the dog doesn't "sit"....can you outline how you do your training?

According to his website, his method is e-collar (found it under puppy training). Here are a couple of links:

Here's the puppy training article:
http://www.sitmeanssit.com/article24/

Here's a thread from a pitbull site:
http://pitbulltalk.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=29652

Is it better for your puppy to slip out door and get hit by a car. Is it better to never go to a dog park and never never let your dog run and have fun.

Give us six weeks training Jaycee and we will meet you half way some were and bring your dog and we will bring Jaycee and lets go to park. You turn your dog loose and we will Jaycee.

Andrea to answer your question they do not sit the first time or even second time being told you have to work with them.

You need to look at all of the websites not just one maybe you need to vist with them in your area.

Rita Jean

It's very easy to teach a dog not to be a door runner. Take her to the door with treats, tell her to sit, open the door and when she gets up put her in the sit possition and then tell her good and give her a treat. Do this every day for about 5 or 10 minutes and she will eventually stop running the door. None of our dogs are door runners unless one of their favorite people is at the door. 😉

Would you like to meet half way and in a park with your dog loose. Not about just door all the way around always having your dog safe in all conditions.

I always want Jaycee safe I never want to see her laying in the street dead because I did not get to the door in time with a treat.

We all love Jaycee and she gets more praise and love then you can ever picture we ony want wants best for Jaycee.

We want to know when door opens or car door opens or in park or at the store were ever that she is safe.

Rita Jean

My shop is on the main street and cars pass quickly even if they souldnt. ive had one knock down right in front of my eyes!!! He was so obbedient that he would of never crossed without me or hub. It was a NO day for him…i dont know!!!
Ive had three mongrels that were free as all my dogs and have lived 16-19-13 years with no accidents.
I lost my beloved welsh corgi Rommel this february in a split second...he was with hub on an extendable lead in the park...but as soon as they were out and about to cross the road, so on the curb, hub was just about to block the lead, when a boy fired a firework behind him in the park...and poor Rommy, flew forward onto the road with all the length of the cord!!! he was running on the road and hub stepped down to stop the range rover that was arriving , waving like mad..., but the bloke didnt see him or little Rommel.... and it was the end!!! I'm still so upset and terrorized!!!!!

I'm so sorry about your Rommel - what a horrible accident.

But this is exactly why I say throw away those extendable leads! You can not get the dogs under control fast enough in an emergency.

Well Said!!1 I did throw them away…i wish i did it before the 3 of february!!!!!:(

Houston

Mari,

I am so sorry to hear about Rommels freak accident. I too got rid of our extendable leads but not because of an accident, just because it felt like I had no control of my dogs..
I have been to Italy many times in my younger years so I know how fast some of those italian drivers haul…with no regards to others, especially not animals..
I wish I could tell you the magic answer as to how to have Duna be safe in your store. I have seen some stores here in the states that have shop pets (cats and dogs), and they have all had signs on the frontdoor telling/asking people (customers) to "please close the door behind you" or do not let the dog out", still you would have to trust them to always do that and it could be a hard lesson to learn if Duna were to sneak out. What about one of those invisable fences? it is like a electronic signal or something like that and the dog feels it and will not cross the signals path..I believe, I don't have one, but several people in our neighborhood does..and it seems to work.

@renaultf1:

According to his website, his method is e-collar (found it under puppy training). Here are a couple of links:

Here's the puppy training article:
http://www.sitmeanssit.com/article24/

Here's a thread from a pitbull site:
http://pitbulltalk.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=29652

Wow! That is not what I would ever consider doing. Dash comes to me because I praise, praise and treat when he comes. He comes at a dog park, loose when he darts out the door because a kid left it open to long and when he has escaped under the fence. Shocking him could have the exact opposite effect if the dog freaks and runs away from you in to an oncoming car. I believe you want to your dog to come to you and stay close to home because that is where he wants to be, not because he will get electricuted if not. Assuming they made that connection, which I highly doubt.

Sorry, off topic. The electric shock collar may also concern your customers as well. I think Tasha has a great idea. What about like a lunge line for horses? It is long enough and would give you time to grab it until she understands? Is there anywhere to put up a baby gate? If not practice calling her to you. ALWAYS have a food treat with you and really even when you don't call her but she is close to you.

😞 So many things to think about and to worry for. I'll give it a try again…but if i see that nothing works and that me and Duna have to be both stressed and under pressure, then its best for both of us in the end , that she remains upstairs and at home!:(

Could you put her in a pen behind the counter? Or section off an area for her. That way she could be with you, socialize, be the store mascot but not be out in the store where she could slip out the door.

Houston

That is a great idea..that way she is safe, yet with you.

@agilebasenji:

Could you put her in a pen behind the counter? Or section off an area for her. That way she could be with you, socialize, be the store mascot but not be out in the store where she could slip out the door.

i dont think that hub will want to change the disposition of things…she'd just learn how to jump over the counter as soon as she figures it out!!!:D

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