A good introduction to clicker training, along with some great advice on games to play that help you and the dog get used to it is the book "When Pigs Fly" by Jane Killion… very informative and easy read, with plenty of great advice on training "hard to train" dogs. I got it on my iPad for $9.99, but I think it's also available from DogWise for about $15 for a hard copy!
I'd recommend checking out Dr. Jean Dodd's vaccination protocol for dogs. It spaces out the vaccines relatively well, which is super important for our vaccine-reactive B's. Combo vaccines are a big no no for basenjis as many don't really handle them well! Check out the last two editions of Dogs Natrually, too… There's some really interesting info on over vaccination and timing of vaccines.
@Fran… aw Yeah, I can't wait to experience being dogpiled by the whole litter
@Lisa; I don't plan on showing, but I'm sure my pup and I will visit shows often. I like the environment and the certian level of "Crazy" that I get to behold at dog shows, but I don't have the time to finish a dog, so I'd be doing the pup a dishonor by even attempting to get him show-ready. Kyle and Steve have remarked that they're going to make a handler out of me, though... so who knows! lol
After researching and listening to opinions on here/speaking with Kyle and Steve, I decided I want a male. Right now my preference is for a brindle male (though there's only one in this litter… but hopefully it's my boy!), but I'd be interested in a black and white as well (as there are no reds in this litter either). They are expecting a second litter next week, so it's possible that my pup could come from that litter as well... it's just going to depend on pick of the litter, etc. It's got me on edge now, but I know in a few weeks a decision will be made, so we'll see! Eeeeee... so excited
I know, all, how crazy big was this litter?! Kyle and Steve just kept saying, "But wait, there's more!" haha.
Fran, yes, this is my first Basenji, so I'm super excited. I've been enamored with the breed for a long time, but I finally made the decision to look for a puppy in October/November… it's been a lot of reading, researching, asking questions, going to dog shows, etc. but I'm so excited! These 10 weeks will end up flying by, I'm sure, then my baby and best furry friend gets to come home!