sorry to hear about your dads dog,. your point was very well taken, and i plan on fencing them. they are too prceious to me to risk losing to any of the many elements that are out there.
Latest posts made by dogthesonic
RE: Is off leash training possible?
just so you all know i live in a very rural area, they only other traffic in a 5 mile radius of our house is one neighbor and they live like 4 miles from us….in any case..........
i will keep them leashed until the spring when i can build a run.........because it's definetly not worth losing one of my babies over.
I was intrigued by my next little story, i met someone who spent some time in Africa and he told me he actually saw basenji's at work. I was in awe of him, he claims to have seen b's hunt a lion down...true(which i believe it is) or not, i thought in my head, now that would be something to see....fiesty little buggers they are.
Is off leash training possible?
Is there anyway to train my B's to stick around. I live out in the country with 13 acres of not fenced land.
We are planning on fencing and acre or 2 for them, but just wondering if we can train them to stick around. I have an older dog that sticks around, would they eventually follow his lead and stay. We let them out a few times of leash and at first they stayed and came when i called, but as they became comfortable they were going farther and farther away.
I know their instincts are to run and chase, being scent/sight hounds, but i heard in some cases they can be trainined. What would be the most likely succesful way to train them to stick around?
RE: New from Canada
Hi, I couldn't agree more with all of you. I know that spanking my B is like shooting myself in the foot…this is why i am here - to ask for advice and help from others...UNderstand that it's something that is not done often, but i find myself more and more wanting to do it and it's a big no-no.....I live in Manitoba, Basenjis here are very few and far between, and i am lucky if the person at the pet store even knows what i am talking about.
The only time he pees is after we have scolded him for something, or not allowed him to do what he wants...like when he goes to chew on something we will replace it quickly with an appropriate chew toy to re-direct his attention. He also pees when we kick the dogs off the bed or couch when they are hyper and playing, we get them to play on the floor. Basically it's when we insult him. When i come home from work if i leave the other dogs out before him, he will pee, i know he can hold it. It seems like it's his way of saying ' how dare you, ME first!"
It's not that i am loud, or that he is nervous when he does it. For example Last night we were all sleeping and my partner moved and accidentally pushed Simba (my male) of the bed. Well that was it, he peed right there beside the bed. They don't sleep with us all the time, and actually more often than not they sleep in the kennel, occasionnally when we're not home much that day we will allow them to bunk with us.
My eldest Basenji X was a submissive pee'er, and i was told to do the same thing. Just act like nothing, be happy and smile...ignore it because he can't control it. He doesnt do that anymore, are you tellling me to basically work along those same lines with Simba? I guess it makes sense, if he is doing it out of spite, he would eventually stop because he would start to think it doesn't bother us.
hmmm..is that a light bulb?....or are you guys helping me become smarter than my basenji
RE: New from Canada
Hey, thanks fo rthe reply, i've read alot about the natures miracle and am going to pick some up next time i'm in the city.
He is not fixed, originally we got them to breed them. I'm working on finding out there background and am going to have health tests done before we make a final decision on breeding them though.
Except for the fact that he pees on everything he is a really great boy. I mean he has the typical basenji traits but i can deal with that with supervision and i expect it and it's really my fault if i'm not supervising them.
One big problem i think we have is that we moved just before winter and don't have a dog run for them yet so they go out on a chain. The time they spend outside is so little because of our weather (it's cold with snow for 7 months of the year). However i know that this spring when we get a nice huge dog run up for them they will be able to get a lot out of their system with being 'free' outside rather than a chain.
RE: New from Canada
I agree with the obediance training, and have been trying to find one in our area (we live in a remote area where not everything is accessible easily) however, it is worth having peace in the home and will sign up for some. There is definetly less bonding between him and I.
He knows sit and down, and a few other basic commands. He does do them when asked, or for treats. However there is always 2 other dogs to contend with and mimmick because we get them all to do it at the same time.
I'm going to try the sit for everything. See how it goes, should i not allow him in the room where he pees? It's also our living room so we spend alot of time in here, im not sure i would be successful at keeping all the dogs out of this room.
New from Canada
First off, I have to say i'm new to this whole forum thing. So, please be patient with me while i get the hang of things.:D
I decided to join because I NEED HELP. I have 2 purebreed Basenjis and one BasenjiX. My Basenjis are 1 year old, and i am having serious problems with my male. His attitude, for the lack of a better words SUCKS:eek: .
Anytime we discipline him, or scold him for anything he will go and pee somewhere, it used to be on the bed, but since we moved he pees in the bedroom on the floor. He has peed on me, after i eat supper and don't share and on every piece of furniture we own. It has been very difficult to deal with, and so here i am asking people who have probably gone through the same, or similar things as me for help.
As much as i love all my dogs, the partner is getting fed up and i need to solve this.:(
A little background on the dogs. We got them when they were 8 weeks and we tried to seperate them at 5 months because originally one was meant for the inlaws. That didn't work, and he went 'bonkers' without her here…so we took him back. They're kenneled anytime we can't watch them or are away from home. They used to sleep with us in bed(big mistake), but we put a stop to that as they got bigger. They now sleep in their kennels, and scream most of the night.
For the first 10 months we used praise and treats to rewards them and get them to do what we want. That seems to work, when they want it to, of course. We have avoided being 'heavy handed' up until about a month ago with my male...i know it's wrong, but he does listen when he thinks he's gonna get a spank (although we only do it for the most serious offences ie. peeing in the house) which would be followed by a direct trip outside.
Any ideals on what i can try to get him to not get so insulted when we scold him or when he doesn't get his way? I know that i have probably made tonnes of mistakes with raising them properly...and will admit that i got these dogs for the wrongs reason (they're SOO cute), but now that i have them i love them and i am commited to them.