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Good info for me too as we will be heading to northern New Hampshire soon where we live a good part of the year. - and if I get my wish we will remain there! Southern California weather is boring!! 🙂

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@tanza Your experience works for me.

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@tanza Thanks Pat. Surgery would be a major hassle; my vet said 2 weeks no playing, jumping etc. Ya, right! Plus the cost. I will opt out of fixing it, then.

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I would like to hear what others have done regarding the Basenji hernia. I realize vets can repair this with spay/neuter but I am not planning to spay my girl. Is it worth going through the surgery to repair this?

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Like much internet advice I find short answers incomplete - and mine was. I really want to ad that making a crate/xpen/gated puppy area should never be seen as "punishment". These partitioned puppy areas should be conditioned to be safe places for a puppy/dog. Mine, thankfully, tolerates and even likes her xpens probably because it's where she eats, receives treats, sleeps, chews and even plays. This took about a week or so. Now she voluntarily goes into her xpens (in my case) on her own and when she's put there involuntarily she might whine for a minute before settling down with a chew and/or going to sleep.

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it's been relentless here too ...mostly with my husband who is untrainable who does all the wrong things. the "yelp" method has never worked for me and is, like someone said, too much like a squeeky toy amping up the biting. I'm not a big fan of "no" either finding it useless. At this point I simply and calmly pick her up and put her in her xpen with some chew toys. Works like a charm. She calms down and comes out. Repeat as necessary.

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re: dog-napping ... the now well-known case here in CA was Lady Gaga's dogs stolen from her dog walker. He did his best to prevent the theft and was shot in the chest for his efforts. It was captured on video. He's alive but I believe he lost part of a lung. I believe the dogs were found.

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@jengosmonkey Thank you! That helps. I did read the ISO stuff but wasn't sure where to go with that. I'll talk to the vet this week.

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I would really like to travel to Italy with my pup. Italy is (or was) welcoming to dogs (unlike the UK where it was simply inhumane to put your dog in quarantine for months on end). But they do (or did) require a chip recognized internationally - or something like that. So I want a chip that would work there and in the EU in general.

The rescue I volunteered for will chip her for no cost but it's the "old school" fat needle (no details here). I'm happy to pay for a less painful needle/chip. So if you know of the chip best to use for EU travel and can fill me in that would be wonderful.

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Yet another question for you folks. I need to microchip my B and want the best option for potential international travel (should we ever get to do that again!). I searched the forum but posts I found are older. Any advice? Also, my vet appointment is finally coming up and would ask them to do this; will vets put in a local anethesia by chance? Guess I'm a little wimpy about these things ... I remember the needle being large from years past.


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