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He sounds like he is fearful, why I don’t know. I would recommend teaching him how to walk properly like a show dog. If he is fearful he may not see you as the leader.

posted in Behavioral Issues read more

Behaviorist won’t hurt but from my experience excercise and leadership are the keys. My dogs had a rough winter before last, two fights and they were both serious fights. First fight in four years before that. This last winter was fine but we changed things up a little. No problems at all during the summer when they get lots of excercise.

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Looks like mostly Basenji to me but well worth a DNA test. All my dogs can bark although I don’t think it’s a true bark. The DNA test is useful proactively for breed illnesses, which you can then look out for. Beautiful markings, my first dog was a brindle.

posted in Basenji Health Issues & Questions read more

Probably fine but if it was my dog I would take her to the vet for piece of mind. If not just keep a good eye on it and make sure it doesn’t show signs of swelling or infection.

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@ginnyc I thought at the time it might be boredom with my B as he sometimes does lick himself during the winter when excercise is restricted. We had him on Benadryl and that stopped it, then switched diet. He hasn’t had any problems since. If the Benadryl works it should help if it is a behavior too.

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@ginnyc if it is a behavior then persistence / stubbornness, consistency and redirection is the key. Never lose patience or get angry, just calm and firm redirection.

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@ginnyc

I agree with Zande, also one of my dogs had problems years ago with allergy’s and had his glands expressed a few times with no improvement. If Benadryl helps I would consider it is possibly an allergy. Also contact the rescue where you found the dog as they may have more info or advice on the problem.

posted in Basenji Training read more

I find most problems like this are avoided if you tell visitors to ignore the dogs completely. I have had an assertive dog and a fearful aggressive dog. With both the answer was to ignore them and not try to pet them at all. Usually the dogs will become curious sooner or later and then they can pet them.

posted in Breeder Talk read more

Consider an older dog, they are much less work at one year. Honestly, I used to think of older dogs as ‘used’ vs ‘new’ but the last Basenji we got was nine months old. No potty training, no ripping up everything, no teething, just an awesome dog right from the start. Plus if you adopt from BRAT you are helping a dog and get a lifetime of free support.

posted in Breeder Talk read more

Jean Martin in Tully NY is excellent, also look on the Basenji Rescue And Transportation site (B.R.A.T).


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