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I wouldn't ship a pup in cargo but certainly many have been. We got our first dog that way.

I saw a list of airlines and pet deaths a while back. Some have a much better record than others. I believe that by any measure -- sheer numbers or per mile -- United was at the bottom of the "bad" list.

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@caner said in Need advice for newborn basenji:

@nancyss hi Nancy, thank you for your replay. I am waiting cabin care my puppy next to me from turkish airlines. this is so important I do not want let her to under airplane 😉 I will keep you update. thank you for your interesting.

OK. I must have missed something. From the pic I thought you were getting that cute little boy. Have you opted for a girl? (Sorry if I'm being dense).

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@basenji_life said in New puppy owner Questions:

@dagodingo Thank you! 🙂 I'm looking forward to the good AND the bad! Hehe 😆

So brave!!!! It's not that the puppy will be bad, it's just that they'll be a puppy. And sometimes that means they will do exactly what you don't want them to. Sometimes a sense of humor is required. And some fencing. And a crate. LOL

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@basenji_life said in New puppy owner Questions:

@donc Thanks for the info 🙂
any advice for the diarrhea you mentioned?

Don't feed them for a half day or a day. They'll get over it soon enough. If it persists, which it normally doesn't, they may need some antibiotics. The problem is that puppies are curious and lots of things will make it into their mouths. They're faster than you are so even if you're paying attention they can snatch something and start chewing before you can react.

You should find out what the breeder is feeding him/her and stay with that at first. Even if it's not your first choice you don't want to change food abruptly.

Oh yes, and keep in mind that a half hour walk with a puppy will be a much shorter distance than a half hour walk with a dog. Everything is new and everything needs to be inspected! The puppy may also not be accustomed to a leash, so that may also take getting used to.

Rest assured that no matter how prepared you are it's normal to want to slit your wrists sometimes! 😉 Honestly if you keep them contained when you can't supervise them and crate them when you're out you can avoid 99% of the problems.

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Sounds exciting. I would never wake up a puppy so they could pee. Strikes me a looking a gift horse in the mouth! It's like waking a baby up to feed him or her. Let them sleep so you can sleep. LOL

That said, at twelve weeks they're used to sleeping with their littermate so being left alone at night will likely cause anxiety. I'd set up an enclosure in your bedroom large enough so they can have a sleeping area and an area to do their business. Some breeders use special materials for the relief area. If that's the case use the same thing as they are using. If they get up and you're a light sleeper you can take them out. Otherwise no real harm done. Basenjis usually figure out on their own that they don't want to mix sleeping and bathroom areas. Also you will need to prepare for the occasional accident -- they can get diarrhea. Your situation and your breeder's may not match up, so you may want to give them a treat when they pee or poop where you want them to.

On exercise, a twelve week old puppy has lots of energy but likely not able to sustain long walks. Just take them out as needed.

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No but if I were closer I'd definitely go. Should be a lot of fun.

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Agree you should feel better. Dogs and humans are designed to eat a ton of things. I know breeders who have consistently raised long lived dogs on standard Purina that you can only buy at grocery stores (too low end for pet stores).

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@tanza said in Sacramento, CA BRAT:

You can always also contact breeders that might be wanting to place could be looking to place an x-show dog that they are not using for breeding or possible an adult they have gotten back for whatever reason. You might need to travel a bit, but check out breeders in OR/WA for sure. I know for a fact that FoPaws in WA (Therese Leimback) have two middle aged to place from an owner return. Don't know what the current situation is, there is a male and a female. You can find her on facebook. Highly recommend either of these two

Great recommendation. Breeders who take dogs back are also virtually guaranteed to give you a good description of the dog's personality and their pluses and minuses.

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Obviously there are some in California, including some who post on this site. In the other direction, to the east, I'd look at Sky-Hi basenjis. Note that you are probably going to get recommendations for breeders that are beyond reputable.

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