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Jenn
Please give this forum another chance. You can find a lot of great information here. I think there are some passionate people here that love the breed so much that it may come off as strident or abrasive. I believe that they just want what is best for the breed. You can just skip those posts or vote thumbs down on them as another person suggested. Enjoy your Basenji mix! They are wonderful dogs.
Have a happy New year!
Margie

posted in Show Off Your Dog read more

Doesn't look like a basenji to me

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Beautiful dogs. So happy that they are getting along and you have this love in your life.

posted in Basenji Talk read more

I'm with Deb! I can't stand when they are under the blankets but on top of the sheets! Makes me feel trapped. They have their assigned spots 😀 and will snark at each other if one of them crosses into the others spot

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This is very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

posted in Basenji Health Issues & Questions read more

Humping is not always about sex for dogs.
Gary Landsberg, DVM, a veterinary behaviorist in Ontario, Canada, says mounting is common play behavior in puppies, and is even normal in the play of older dogs if it’s not taken to extremes. “You’ll often see one dog mount another, then a few minutes later they’ll switch off and the other dog will mount the first dog,” Landsberg says. “It’s a common play gesture.”
My 12 year old spayed female will hump our neutered 3 year old male when they are playing together. If you don't like this behavior then you can distract him with a different toy or game. I'm not sure that he will understand why you gave him a time out. The behavior may lessen after he is neutered.

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My dogs are 3 and 12 years old and still get up early on weekends.. usually 7 am. I feed them and put them out to do their business and then we all go back to bed. It works out well for us.

As far as nipping, they quickly learn that play time ends when they get too rough. I don't yell, just say "no bite" and then ignore them. When they calm down then play can resume.


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