Agree with @elbrant and I'd like to add, when you return be very matter of fact, do not make a big fuss, particularly if she is excited and effusive in her greeting to you. Sure, acknowledge her if you must but don't make any sort of big deal out of it. Go about your business, e.g. if you've been shopping, put your things away before spending any time with her. Your goal is to make your absence just part of a normal routine, nothing to be excited about. I've had two separation anxiety dogs, and you know you have won the battle when the dog just glances at you in an "oh, you're back" way and doesn't bother getting off the couch! Yes, people like it when their dog greets them and makes a big fuss, but if you feed that behaviour you give too much emphasis to your absence and that can grow into anxiety in your dog.
Oh MY!! Cali Yodeled
tlbuddy last edited by
I cant believe it really happened. Cali is a Basenji mix (the vet thinks she is mixed with Jack Russell) and I never thought she would yodel. I had a friend over today and we were listening to music, when all of a sudden during the song Cali started yodeling:D My friend joked that he didnt know my dog could sing:) I have only heard a Basenji yodel on the Basenji episode on Breed About It and also on the internet. I still cant believe it. The only sounds she ever makes are barks, woofs, whining and crying. I was listening to Fergies new CD. The entire episode only lasted about 4 minutes, but I was still shocked. I figured with her being a B mix that I would never experience this. I wish I would have had my voice recorder handy. She must have been in a really good mood today because I gave her 2 of her favorite toys this morning. I tried to get her to do it again, but she ran off and started playing with her toys. She never ceases to amaze me and this was a really good Christmas present.:)
Tia and Cali
Lucythebasenji last edited by
lol nice congrats, i think you've seen lucy yodel before i posted the video,
If you want to see her do it again try getting a music instument perferably a harmonica and play it thats what gets Lucy fired up = )
Vanessa last edited by
Baroo to you Cali!!!!!
Great News and such a great Christmas gift!
jys1011 last edited by
YAY Cali!!! Maybe she was trying to say Merroooo X-mas
DebraDownSouth last edited by
WELCOME TO THE BASENJI NOISE enjoyment club!
Yep, that was your Christmas present from Cali!