Thanks @eeeefarm, the half of the battle was in my head fighting why is he doing that.
I have been told to hold his muzzle down if he attempts to bite.
I think it's time to take hold of the reigns properly and stop thinking I am being mean!
The other issue is he only listens when I raise my voice or he will just not give crap! I started with firmness but can't get his attention but if you raise your voice he is all ears.
How do you know if he is scared and fears as this is the last thing I want!
My puppy is 6 months and not an adult yet so how much would he eat? So my puppy eats 200 calories a day and this is divided into 4 parts through out the day. Would my puppy need the same amount as it states in the kibble guide?
We pretty much have a healthy diet, chicken and rice, lamb and rice, fish and rice, maybe have a chapati time to time.
We do add spices in our food but before we add of that we would just give it non seasoned. We tend to cook our chicken in the oven or grill on the griddle.
Thanks for the advice and he is getting better. My basenji is from abroad and it is from a trusted breeder. Unfortunately, our breeder is not supporting us much with traning so it's pretty much us figuring it out on our own.
I think its all about patience and providing the correct traning with love and care.
I have managed to nail the potty training but now just working on the leash pulling which is so painful. I tried the opti halti but it didn't work out. Everytime I put it on he would refuse to walk or budge and then try and take it off. I tried distracting him with treats which worked for a bit but then he stopped responding to that. When I took it off he looked really traumatised by it and I didn't proceed further with it at all.
I am now thinking of no pull harness and it would be great to get views on if its worked for you guys? People say its not ideal as the force of the body will have more power when the pup or dog contracts their muscles whilst walking and it could potentially discolate your shoulder but not sure if this is true?
Apart from that we have had a change in behaviour today and I am very annoyed with myself. I told my basenji "no" very firmly and looked into his eyes whilst saying this. He was on a sofa where he wasn't supposed to sit and he full well knows not to sit there. I told him "off" and he jumped from one sofa to another until he smashed something and I shouted ( I am not proud of myself at all and I feel awful about this). Anyways, I tried to gently take him off to put him in a safe place so he doesn't hurt himself from the glass, and he attempted to bite me numerous of times, every time I touched him or tried to move him. He has done this previously and we made a point and said "no" firmly not to do this.
I am now trying to work out if he is play biting or is this aggressions and testing how far he can push boundaries? I am not going to lie, I did feel a little scared when he tried to bite me and now I can only think when he gets older he might get worse :(.
I will be going to puppy classes very soon as I think and feel I am not being s great parent to him at all and I need to work on myself as an owner and get some help on how to train my basenji.
Did you get confirmation if he or she is a pure breed, this is something the breeder should confirm and is the Basenji KC registered?
To understand properly I would need to see a picture. There are no definite markings but I agree with the above, the front half is solid white usually.
Hey Basenji lovers,
I am relatively new to this forum and was wondering if there is an app on playstore for this? For some reason, I keep losing connection and then unable to respond to any messages back! Think it would be easier if there was an app.
Anyways, the above is not relevant and let me get down to the actual question..
I want to start making food for my 6 month old little pup and I am unsure how to workout the calories, grams and the daily amount?
I know you need veggies, meat and carbs but is there anything else? Also how many grams of protein, carbs and veggies do you give and what is the daily calorie requirement and for each meal?
My pup weighs around 7-8kg I think...
I would appreciate if any home food makers could shed some light on how to weigh food and what to give.
I have seen photos on the net that some people give brown rice and fried eggs..
Just need some guidance that's all.
Thank you in advance!
I wonder if you could give some advice.
We are first owners and we got a basenji and he is nearly 6 months old and we have had him for a week now.
He is not bad at all, he is very chilled and relaxed but we do have difficult hurdles.
We have to repeat our commands so he listens and he only listens when we have food or treats. It's very rare he will listen to commands without any rewards.
He wakes up at from 3am and onwards and he wants to cuddle and wants to sleep with us. I am not complaining because I love it, but because I work early shifts I do need sleep and want him to be able to sleep independently. We give him cuddles throughout the day and let him sleep on our laps but in the middle of the night it gets too much. Also, when it comes to going to the toilet early morning or night time he won't go on his own accord, even if he knows he needs it! So I have to carry him outside and even then he tries to fight us. However, once he is out he does what he needs to do.
Oh and when we are on our walks he tries to chase birds and eats bugs - is this normal?
He does not walk with us on our walks and he pulls the leash very hard . He sniffs and tries to eat grass all the time - has anyone else experiences that? He keeps constantly sniffing everything, even at home he keeps sniffing.
In terms of a leash, we got a halti opti lead, which is non pulling traning leash and you have to put it around his mouth and if he pulls, his nose will pull to the ground so he can't pull us whilst walking. Of course, he hated this but we don't know what to do when it comes to him walking.
I know he is still a puppy and it requires patience but I just want to know if I am doing anything wrong or if someone can give me advice on this.
My puppy isn't as energetic as most of people have described. He loves to sleep, eat and cuddle which is sweet but now I am doubting that he's not happy with us.
Please can someone advise? He has also started to chew my pillows and now trying to chew laminate flooring!