Dear BJ owners, lately I have been noticing some kind of change in my 8 months old basenji and I wonder if that is normal and to be expected, or if I need to improve something in my training that I am overlooking (this is my first basenji).
He "used to" (in past tense) come when called. I would say "Nilo COME" and he would come from wherever he was, home or dog park. I would praise him and give him a treat. It used to work!
But this week -or maybe this started last week-, whenever I take him to the park, he completely ignores me, I call him and he plays deaf and keeps playing with his other canine friends. He comes when called if he is at home, but once he steps out the door it is like he is saying to me "Do I Know you?".