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Thanks for the replies! Our B has been great with the Dogwatch invisible fence. However, We have taken a proactive stance and changed the boundaries so her curb access is diminished. The neighbors dog was on a leash but unfortunately lurched 4' into our yard out of the hands of the elder walker. :(. Tyllie (our 😎 went to puppy socialization class 2 sessions but she was never keen there either. She liked some and not others. I love this forum and again- very thankful for your help and suggestions. Tyllie loves people and she is a funny and loving B. B's are certainly peculiar and I have loved being entertained by her. Thanks again.

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Thank you so much for your thoughts. We have an invisible fence and it has worked wonderfully thus far. She was inside her fence yesterday. She has a couple of bigger dogs that come to play often and they have a great time. The occurrence yesterday was same sex. I hope there will not be "a next time". I will make the perimeter of the fence a few more feet closer to the house and keep her inside more often.

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Our Basenji (2 1/2 years) shows aggression towards smaller dogs. Yesterday, a miniature poodle came into our yard and she bit it 3 times puncturing the skin and hurting it. She has attacked before when she was off leash. She plays fine with larger dogs but she HATES small ones. Does anyone have advice on how to correct this behavior. She went to puppy school and was in obedience training for the first year of her life. She is a great dog but I cannot tolerate this behavior. The owner of the poodle that came on our property says that she is a danger to the community and should not be outside. Please help me if you can!

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Nemo- I thank you for your honest response! in other words, their love for hunting is so extreme that they forget their surroundings or anything except the chase! including their way back home! Definitely not worth the risk! Are ex-pens easily available?

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I would be at the farm all day! I can't imagine her being happy on a leash most of the day. Is she likely to run away and is their a way to teach them to stay on the property without fencing? Any thoughts?

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There are no fences for dogs- only 3 board rail for the horses. I have a home on the farm and there is a doggie door from dear dogs from my past- a dalmatian and two Jack Russel's. They roamed freely and never had problems with the horses or sticking around! Of course, they were raised on the farm and other than puppy school and dog obedience, they never needed a leash.
If the consensus is "not advised" than- has anyone used a yard stake and long line so their dog can be outside most of the day?

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I am wondering- does any Basenji owner live on a farm? My daughter and I are going to a farm in VA for the summer and I was hoping Tyllie could have freedom off the leash- Has anyone had a basenji on a farm? The farm is 55 acres and it is a horse farm!

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@Grace:

Do you have hot air vents on the floor? Did your last Basenji or present puppy have welts all over their body? Our puppy was extreme!! Her swollen eye disappeared when the body welts appeared. It was like a demon running through her body! The progression was very strange!!!

I think they develop dry skin! Our puppy will lay on the vent constantly- I don't think the filters will change the reaction! I am now using Halo dreamcoat as a food additive (the pet store said oil should be in all dog's diets) and I limit her heater exposure! Your pup is very cute and she looks exactly like ours!!!

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@Lori:

We are having the same problem with our new puppy, we don't think it's the food because we kept her on the same food that the breeder was giving her. We had the same problem with our last Basenji every spring and fall. I suppose she may have been bitten without us knowing but we think there may be something else in the environment, either in the house or outside.

Do you have hot air vents on the floor? Did your last Basenji or present puppy have welts all over their body? Our puppy was extreme!! Her swollen eye disappeared when the body welts appeared. It was like a demon running through her body! The progression was very strange!!!

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I think that our puppy probably suffered from "dry skin"! Nothing else makes any sense! She also has flaked and had dry patches in the weeks following her sickness. She often lays on the floor vents of the heater- I have added "halo dreamcoat" to her diet- it is a food additive for healthy coats- I am hoping her reaction will not return- it was truly awfull!!! Is your puppy exposed to hot air vents? I am curious!!! Your puppy looks like ours!!! 4 mos old!


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