New B owner from Alabama

I adopted a female basenji mix (mixed with what, I have no idea) from a shelter 2 months ago. She just turned 1 year old last month. I am her third home in 10 months. And prior to that she had already been in 2 shelters. I knew she was going to be a handful, but trying to train her has been quite the experience! I actually think she is the one training me!

Needless to say, I will be spending most of my time here in the Behavioral Forums since those seem to be the biggest issues we have at the moment. πŸ˜‰

Welcome to you. What is your B/mixes name? I beat Basenji Boy to the post to say. please post a photo soon!! πŸ˜ƒ It's a real fun place to learn lots! I am a newbie too. Joey is my first B, r&w and actually very well behaved. I got him from the breeder at 10 months so he had lots of training in him already. I am spoiled!!! (Duh, just reread your post and her name is probably Monet? Alright, no snickering from the peanut gallery!

Hi Monet, Welcome! I live in Birmingham. My little B Abbey is 3 years old and still a handful. I don't think they ever grow up, they just stay toddlers all their lives! I got Abbey from a couple in Morris who own the mom and dad. My first one many years ago came from the humane society for the price of 3 dollars. Stick with yours and don't give up on her like all those other folks did. You can find some great training advice here, so be sure you come often.

@JoeyQ:

I beat Basenji Boy to the post to say. please post a photo soon!! πŸ˜ƒ It's a real fun place to learn lots!

:eek: OK OK:eek: …......so I love the pictures.:D πŸ˜ƒ πŸ˜ƒ πŸ˜ƒ The "Show off your dog" section is a great place to see so many different beautiful B's.......please add your's to the collection.:D πŸ˜ƒ πŸ˜ƒ

Welcome to the forum Monet, great source for Basenji information and fun.....enjoy!:) πŸ†’

Thanks for the welcome! πŸ™‚

My B's name is Monet. I didn't name her. She was named Monea by her first owner. I didn't want to change her name since she had already had so much chaos in her life already, so I changed the spelling. I also have a 4 yr old golden retriever/australian sheperd/chow mix (with the emphasis on 'mix') named Finley. I didn't get to name him either. I adopted him when he was two. They are great buddies, and they look so much alike people ask me if they are brother and sister!

I will post some pictures of both of them soon.

No worries about me giving up on Monet. πŸ™‚ She is precious, and even if she never becomes an obedient well-trained dog, and even if I have to basenji-proof the house for the rest of her life, she is here to stay! πŸ™‚

Don't worry–they do eventually calm down. My Max starting calming down when he was about 14....no, I meant years, not months ..... πŸ™‚ Max is gone now (bless his dear little basenji heart), but my house is still basenji proofed, so I will be prepared for my next one or two......

Hi and welcome Monet! Looking forward to seeing pictures of your fur-kids!

Welcome Monet!! I am always inspired by people who adopt their dogs from shelters. It takes a big heart to give these little ones a loving & permanent home. I wish I had a home big enough to house many sheltered pets…thankfully we have people like YOU πŸ™‚

I'm sure you'll get all the help & encouragement from people here. I luv this forum. It's full of knowledge & loving support from many B owners!

Oh yeah...and I don't need to mention but do post pics ha! πŸ˜ƒ

Welcome to the forum. Can't wait to see pics of Monet. Yeah, I like the pictures too!! My basenji is mixed also, with whippet. I also got my B from a shelter.. they didn't know she was basenji… they had her listed as a whippet mix... it didn't take long to figure out WHAT she was mixed with! I am grateful though, that my B is somewhat calm compared to other B's. I have had Hollie 1 year and 1 month and though she likes to chew, she sticks to her toys. Plus with enough exercise, she doesn't destroy her toys as quickly.

Welcome to the group Monet! What kind of behavioral issues are you having? Hopefully it's nothing treat-training can't solve. That's the only way my doggie learns. "Treat training". πŸ™‚

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