• @thunderbird8588:

    Lovely pics of Buddy Dan, hope you have recovered from your fright.
    I have never heard of the saying have to eat Crows, i guess it's the same as when we in the UK say eat humble pie?

    It was a really nice day except for being scared out of my wits!

    Eat crow means humiliation by admitting wrongness or having been proven wrong after taking a strong position. Eating crow is presumably foul tasting in the same way being proven wrong might be 🙂 Off leash is a good thing as long as you have your Basenji under control. I didn't. I was really lucky that guy grabbed him.


  • There are so many sad stories from dogs riding loose in a car/truck/van, etc…. from the Road Rage in San Jose, Calif where the guys came up to the persons car and she had her dog loose on her lap, only to have it yanked out of the window and tossed into traffic... to having an accident and having the dogs flying from one end of the car to the other or worse yet out of the car completely.


  • @tanza:

    There are so many sad stories from dogs riding loose in a car/truck/van, etc…. from the Road Rage in San Jose, Calif where the guys came up to the persons car and she had her dog loose on her lap, only to have it yanked out of the window and tossed into traffic... to having an accident and having the dogs flying from one end of the car to the other or worse yet out of the car completely.

    That's exactly correct Pat! I have had to stop suddenly a few times but he's safe in the crate as I also have a bungy cord to keep it stable.


  • @tanza:

    to having an accident and having the dogs flying from one end of the car to the other or worse yet out of the car completely.

    Indeed, and in doing so can prove a lethal missile for any humans in their way. I have a Guardsman fitted crate in the back of my Volvo V70 estate car; it is bolt together with a one inch mesh and boy is it heavy; it took two of us to get it out when I had to change the battery. It has a divider and escape doors at the front so that the dogs can be got out in the case of a rear end collision. They aren't cheap to buy new, probably in excess of $1000 but I was lucky to get mine second hand and I am very happy with it.
    I am horrified when I see people with little dogs riding unrestrained on the parcel shelf of a saloon car behind the back seat. It's a disaster waiting to happen for all concerned.


  • @Borbasuk:

    Indeed, and in doing so can prove a lethal missile for any humans in their way. I have a Guardsman fitted crate in the back of my Volvo V70 estate car; it is bolt together with a one inch mesh and boy is it heavy; it took two of us to get it out when I had to change the battery. It has a divider and escape doors at the front so that the dogs can be got out in the case of a rear end collision. They aren't cheap to buy new, probably in excess of $1000 but I was lucky to get mine second hand and I am very happy with it.
    I am horrified when I see people with little dogs riding unrestrained on the parcel shelf of a saloon car behind the back seat. It's a disaster waiting to happen for all concerned.

    I see people driving with 2 little dogs in their lap and the window down. That can be a distraction like texting, cause an accident.There really should be a law like with children. Dogs needs to be restrained or crated. I know there's a law about restraining in the back of an open pickup. My pickup is covered but still my other 2 used to have a hard time keeping their balance around turns.


  • I noticed the harness your pal is wearing. thought maybe i could know what kind it is. i am looking for the right type for my boys. thanks.


  • @jonny:

    I noticed the harness your pal is wearing. thought maybe i could know what kind it is. i am looking for the right type for my boys. thanks.

    I don't know what brand it is as I had used it with my past Basenjis. It's just a basic one from the pet store. Take one of yours to the pet store with you and try some on.


  • @nobarkus:

    Watch how Buddy beautifully responds to my whistle. Can you say gone, like the wind.

    http://s579.photobucket.com/albums/ss238/mybasenji/?action=view¤t=MVI_0196.flv

    Beautiful boy. The video makes me homesick!

    I've allowed my oldest B to go outside with me when I garden. She stays on the property and doesn't wander off. I live in a rural area in the mountains and my home is on a private dead end dirt road. The Bs do well outside as long as they aren't out together.


  • I have a small pickup with space behind the seat but crates don't fit. So I always put Gossy in a belt harness so she can still move around some or I can keep her behind the seats with it too. I bought mine at dogs.com and it has a swivel hook that attaches to the harness while the other end fits into the seat belt lock. The ones that have a slot for the seat belt itself are not good as the dogs get really tangled in them.


  • My past Basenjis did great off leash right away and stayed right with me. This youngster is not aloof and loves to play and see everybody. So it was too early to try that test.

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