I'm sorry your pups have gone on ahead. I can't imagine how I will get through that loss someday. I've been through it and think I'll never start again because the pain of losing your pet young or old is just so awful. But here I am again with a 3 year old basenji and having the time of my life. Living in the moment.
I have joined Basenji forum before but lost my password. So I've re-joined now and am trying to learn my way around the website. I tried to post a picture of my basenji, Arlo but I couldn't figure out how. I was basically going around in a circle if you get my meaning, and got nowhere. Any suggestions?
I'm sure I'm not the only Basenji mom concerned about how to get Arlo enough exercise in this cold climate. We have too much snow and temps. too low for walking. Snow boots don't stay on. Our only real exercise is Basenji 500 around the house. Any ideas?
Also has anyone been able to train their Basenji not to chase their cats? (Actually probably great exercise right there, but the outcome is unacceptable: scratched up nose and bites and a mouthful of fur and traumatized kitties.) I know they are prey motivated but he grew up with these cats. I have not had any success so far. no matter how they try to give him a lesson in feline authority, he still has no fear of them. So Arlo and cats lead separate lives. They could enjoy each other's company so much. So any suggestions? By the way these cats have always had dogs in their lives so I always figured they would adjust to this guy, but they are chased anytime Arlo has access to their "domain".
My beautiful boy, Arlo, turned two years old in Dec. he is a real show stopper here in Western NY. I've had people pull their cars over to ask his breed, or say is he a basenji and that basenjis are their favorite breed. One guy was so excited to see a basenji he got his 2 kids out of the car to meet him. Arlo has been a lot of work and I'm telling you there have been days I've wondered why on earth I did this to myself or why didn't I just get a retriever or a rescue dog. What is it about basenjis? In spite of that he is my best friend the love of my life and of more value than anything money can buy. He and I have come such a long long way. He obeys many commands now and we're working on "place" with some degree of success so we can eat a meal with him in the room. Heaven! Previously our meals were either crate him or rescue everything you forgot to put at the back of the counter from his jaws. He will give you your stuff back happily but he's still a happy dog because before you can return to your seat at the table he has stolen your napkin or something from your plate. He is naughty, but hilarious. He will either be the end of me or add years to my life expectancy. Time will tell. However this "place" thing may be a life-changer. I would post a photo of his beautiful self but haven't figured out how to do that yet. I'll have to recruit a child to instruct me. I'm 65 years young.
Hello, I am Aileen and I'm just beginning a life with my basenji pup Arlo. He is a beautiful 4 mo. old red. I'm glad to have the opportunity to connect with other basenji families as they are a very rare breed here. I am looking for all and any training tips I can get. Thank you for welcoming a new "mom" on your forum.