Basenji Determination!

A friend on Facebook shared this pic of her pup. I love the Basenji determination of this little guy.


"I don't need any help, I can do it"!

I love that pic it is soo cute.

Looks familiar…:rolleyes::rolleyes::eek::D It is cute to everyone who doesn't have a climber. :D:D

I got/get to see that every day with Aaliyah climbing over the babygate that is at the foot of the stairs. Started at week 12 or 13 - still happens (if I don't catch her) every day...except now it is over 2 stacked baby gates (5ft).

I remember taking Liyah to puppy play group and she would climb up over the 4ft xpen to get to the larger dogs...eventually they just put her in with the larger dogs to begin with. :rolleyes:

Nice picture.

Rita Jean

@renaultf1:

Looks familiar…:rolleyes::rolleyes::eek::D It is cute to everyone who doesn't have a climber. :D:D

I got/get to see that every day with Aaliyah climbing over the babygate that is at the foot of the stairs. Started at week 12 or 13 - still happens (if I don't catch her) every day...except now it is over 2 stacked baby gates (5ft).

I remember taking Liyah to puppy play group and she would climb up over the 4ft xpen to get to the larger dogs...eventually they just put her in with the larger dogs to begin with. :rolleyes:

Out of 4 Basenjis I have never had climbers. Escape artists yes. I have a 3 ft high pickett fence around my front yard and Buddy does not try climbing over it. That pic reminds me of my second Basenji, Nika climbing out my dog door at 3 months old.

I love it! I'd love a copy of that pix to frame and put in my office. Do you know the woman well - do you think I could get a copy of the pix from her?

What a cute chubby pup!!! Love the doormatt too!!!

That was Zoni as a puppy too. She would climb out of her 42" x-pen and greet us in the living room if we didn't have the top secured tightly.

Cute pic!

Houston

How adorable is that…"nope, no help needed here, I got it all by myself.."

Thank you Dan for sharing, made me smile..

Cute yes. Luckily mine have never been climbers.

Yesterday I had to go buy a chain and lock. I was in my room changing from work clothes to walk the dog clothes and heard jonny b. and hansel whining to get out of their 5x5x4 wire covered chain link kennel in the basement. I yelled "i'm coming guys" and the next thing i knew they were greeting me at the top of the stairs. Now how in the world did they get that lock on the gate up, out, and open???????? I could not believe it. My son and I went to inspect the kennel. I thought maybe they chewed a hole in the wire on top or managed to get a hole open… the door was wide open. So I ran to the Farm and Home store, got a foot of chain and a combination lock to secure the gate. I am going to hide the combination...I asked the store clerk if he thought the dog could get that open.... he said he hoped not, and had a funny look on his face. 🙂

I have found that the older she gets, the more Shaye wants to JUMP. We took her to doggie daycare the other day and once her leash was off, she jumped right up on one counter, down onto the ground between and up onto the other counter before we could grab her. From now on we've decided she gets off leash only when she's in the play area, and the people at daycare agree because we are all afraid she will hurt herself. She has been one to climb up on things a little out of her reach forever - we've tried to stop the climbing and the jumping. So far, only a little success.

jonny b.

Please find another way to secure the chain. I was a firefighter for 10 years…if, heaven forbid, anything should ever happen and your babies need to be rescued, a firefighter isn't going to have bolt cutters in his or her hand and won't have time to search for a combination. We carry a radio, flashlight, charged hose line and an axe into a fire. If it's just the dogs working their way loose, just hang the lock on the chain but don't latch it.

Yes, firefighters do try to rescue pets from fires. I've rescued cats, dogs, fish, birds and a turtle. We even have special muzzle oxygen masks on the ambulance.

@AJs:

jonny b.

Please find another way to secure the chain. I was a firefighter for 10 years…if, heaven forbid, anything should ever happen and your babies need to be rescued, a firefighter isn't going to have bolt cutters in his or her hand and won't have time to search for a combination. We carry a radio, flashlight, charged hose line and an axe into a fire. If it's just the dogs working their way loose, just hang the lock on the chain but don't latch it.

Yes, firefighters do try to rescue pets from fires. I've rescued cats, dogs, fish, birds and a turtle. We even have special muzzle oxygen masks on the ambulance.

Excellent point Belinda. Would they try to break the lock with an ax?

Most locks will not break with the axe and with all the gear we wear (75 lbs worth), you couldn't get enough of a swing to break the typical lock.

I am not sure how your are using the padlock but could a large carbiner work in its place?

A 'Biner would be an excellent idea. All firefighters worth their salt know how to operate one of those. 😃

@lvoss:

I am not sure how your are using the padlock but could a large carbiner work in its place?

That would be my suggestion as well. Don't use one of the small cheap ones - go to a store that sells real climbing equipment (online llbean and international mountain equipment should have them) - Petzel makes them as does Black Diamond. I have locking ones from Petzel from my rock climbing days - they have barrel locks on them. That's what I use on Liyah's crate (and used on Brando's crate when Liyah was in heat - because Liyah had been known to open his crate to let him out to play with her before she ever went into heat).

OK. got the carbiner on both kennels!!! they are good to go< unless they can PINCH the carbiner!!! :0

This is off the main comment but AJ'sHuman reminded me about a program my vet friend has started in the vet school here. They have a special program to train first responders (fire brigade, cops, whoever) in ways to deal with dogs and cats when there's a fire, crash, destruction, whatever - breed quirks, caging a scared animal, all kinds of things. I hope it spreads to other states.

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