Basenji in magazine

I just was looking through the new Drs Foster and Smith magazine and found a basenji going down some stair steps. Too bad I don't think a B would use them to get on the bed, they don't slow down enough to be able to use the steps.

Item located on website as well.

I think this has been posted before, but funny none the less. I agree though that they would never use the stairs. 😃

Thanks, Michael. I wonder how much time it took to coax that basenji to use those stairs. I bet after one use the novelty would wear off. These are great, though, for dogs with hip problems.

I got a set for Cody when he was 13 and he used them, Trog and Xander used them from day one in our house and zoom up them. Our Whippet Annie coaxed Xander up the stairs the first time by lifting his butt and ploping in on each stair till he reached the bed.

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I just was looking through the new Drs Foster and Smith magazine and found a basenji going down some stair steps. Too bad I don't think a B would use them to get on the bed, they don't slow down enough to be able to use the steps.

Item located on website as well.

Trust me, when they get old they use them. I have two sets of stairs, one purchased and one home made… and now with the two new pups, they both use them...

That said, a young, healthy Basenji would not, as you say, slow down enough to use them

Yeah, Medjai moves way to quick. He comes in the room full speed and even if I am sitting in front of the bed, he clears me to get on the bed. He will start his jump several feet from the bed. Although I guess it is inevitable, but I hope he never slows down.

I bought one for Blaze last year as he would walk up to the bed then whine, then make a feeble attempt to get up and we had to help him. He refused to use them! Every once in a while he still does the feeble whine thing, but usually he just takes a running jump. He's still pretty agile for 16.

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