We 'dog -sat' my friends 8 month old chocolate lab this weekend -
all in the name of better preperation for a Basenji pup. So plenty of walks, up in the night to let him out for a wee, early morning wake ups, etc etc.
All went really well and both my kids got involved and enjoyed it.
Not a Basenji, granted, but more valuable pre-pup training!
They sure did - we have told eveyone about how he jumped up on the chair next to another lady and proceeded to stare into her bag and see if there was anything of interest in there as well as keep a close eye on that stick of rock my youngest was holding!
It was probarbly nothing to seasoned owners but it was the first real life demonstration of that fearless and inquisitive nature! A delight!
All the family will be saddened by Trouper's result - It doesn't stop him being the fabulous dog he is and at least with responsible owners such as yourself, he will have the best possible chance of a full and active life.
Thinking of you,