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DJ, 18 mo female has been to the vet twice in a week to express her anal glands. The vet suggested a food with " more fiber". We've had her on Taste of the Wild. She's spoiled so she gets a little of whatever we eat whenever. And a variety of treats and a little rawhide chew. So weigh in folks bf we spring for another food. She's healthy otherwise. Thanks

Mark

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Pat, Thanks so much. We get so caught up in "control" we forget the best way to get compliance is through their stomach! All great ideas. I'll keep you posted.

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Hi, We have this lovely female hound 1 y/o, (DJ) We have had her for 4 months. Recently spayed. We've had some episodic growling when we would try to put her to bed (the routine is she falls asleep on the couch with us, usually by 8:00 pm, then we pick her up by 9:00 , we used to let her stay up later, and carry her, place her in the crate in our master bathroom). She's never been a fan of the crate and the only time we use it is bedtime or travel. She's been passive aggressive about being taken to the crate, i.e. "playing dead" not helping arise to be picked up. Lately, she is consistently growling when I (the male in the house) attempt to rouse her from the couch. Last night she fell asleep at our feet and I decided not to let her sleep till 9:00. She growled and I followed her to another room. She growled again as I approached. Then I tried teasing/ leading her with a treat but she would not go near the crate. She left once I got near the crate knowing what I was up to and I just ran and grabbed her by the collar while she was walking away and led and pushed her in. We were taking the collar off at night but now we need it for behavior control.(she has always needed a little push in). Once in she's fine for the night even if we get up and go in to use the bathroom. We try verbal loud, "NO" but to no avail. I don't want to push and escalate or for her to bite.

Any thoughts are appreciated. And yes she is a spoiled prima donna, house dog, sweet as can be, but all Basenji.

I'm wondering if I should try to just structure the bedtime earlier, before she even settles on the couch or has a chance to go to sleep, and take her by the collar (not pick up) and lead her at an early time like 7:00. She may whine some, but she is walked twice a day, and chases squirrels all day in the yard, so she is TIRED at night, once asleep she is out.

Thanks,

Mark

posted in Breeder Talk read more

We were saddened and disappointed in our visit there. It was our first exposure to the Breed unfortunately. We are working with Robyn and a reputable breeder in South Georgia currently. We are hopeful for a match with a young adult Or teen. Thanks for your input.

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I've reached out to her, thanks for the heads up.

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Thanks! I attempted contact with Robyn via email and it was returned. The entries on Facebook seem to end July 21. A long post from her indicated her health problems and difficulty maintaining her active group of hounds, hence parting with them. I certainly hope she is well. She has quite the resume' with this breed.

We are cautiously visiting Harmony Hounds tomorrow. We have learned much from the Basengi.org site so are prepared for our visit. Our goal is a family pet, but want verification of a healthy hound. We are reaching out to other breeders via the list on the website.

Thanks again.

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Hi. Weare looking for reputable breeders within our reach from central GA.
We are visiting Harmony Hounds this weekend but see mixed reviews here, mostly several years ago.
We want a pet, not to show or compete. Any suggestions are appreciated, within our driving range, a hound
Adult, less than two years is preferred. Thanks! Mark and Sandra


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