Your Vet can NOT run the test, they can only draw the blood, but it must be sent to U of Mo.. and you have to register your dog on the CPP site.. (which is free)
Really. Can I tell them to send it to U of Mo..?
You will need to have blood drawn and have the Fanconi test done. Please learn about Fanconi at www.basenjihealth.org (and other Basenji afflictions that all owners should be aware of)
On Milos next visit to the vet I will ask the doctor if they can run that test. Thank you for the web site.
Remember you have a male puppy & literally they pee every 20 minutes when they are active :rolleyes: I learned that the hard way. Haha. Just continue to be persistent, train him to ring the bell to go out. However, until he learns take him out after/during any of the following:
Upon first waking up in the AM
Right after eating/drinking anything
After/during playtime as they have to pee more often during play
After any nap, even if it's only a 10 minute "cat" nap
Right before bed
Until old enough, probably in the middle of the night as well
Remember a puppies bladder is still tiny so they cannot be expected to hold their pee any more than 1 hour for every month old they are +1. So if he is only 3 months, he shouldn't be expected to hold his bladder longer than 4 hours & that is NOT including play time or eating.
That's what I have been doing but not after he plays so I will start taking him out after he plays. I bought the bell at petsmart today and I'm using it every time we go out. I can't wait till he rings it on his own.
Well, my B, Sahara trained quickly. Sometimes I would stay out there with her til doonsday, haha!!!!! She would sniff, sniff, and sniff some more while I kept saying, "Go Potty", Sahara, Be a Good Girl. I would have treats in my pocket so as soon as she went, she got her treat, and I would praise, and praise some more with lots of loving. Dogs forget like in 30secs what they just did, so if you wait too long she will not know why you are treating her. I got her a treat that she loved like Bil Jack Liver Treats. I even went out with her with an umbrella over both of us when it rained, now she goes out by herself in the rain to go even though she will hold it until the last minute. She does not have accidents in the house, if she did I would know that she is sick and something is wrong. I always went out with her to potty with a leash, and walk around the yard with her, that way she stayed on course of pottying. There were a few times that she tried to go back in the house and I would say, "No", Go Potty Outside", and she finally got it, I had to stay on course myself b/c it was mighty cold out there at night during the winter. Patience is the key, don't ever give up, your pup will get the connection soon. Good Luck!!!!:D
This is what I don't get we take him out he does his business both pee and poo and then he does it again in less then 15 min In the house. I don't get it and it starting to get really frustrating.
I trained Dallas to ring a bell to go potty as well. I bought a bell that is actually supposed to be for a bird cage, cost like $1 at Petsmart. Tied a string to it & hung it from the closet handle close to the front door. EVERY SINGLE TIME we took him out we would simply take his paw, tap the bell [thus causing it to ring] give him a treat then take him immediately outside & treat him for going potty. Training takes consistency, especially house training so if you get a bell & ring it every time you take him out, he'll learn very quickly. Dallas learned within 2 weeks & although he still has the occasional pee in the house [maybe like once a week at this stage] he always rings the bell to go out whether it be to pee or poop.
My question is, how to get him now to stop peeing in his darn crate & then laying in it or even worse, licking it up!!! :eek: :mad:
Cool!!! I'm going to try that for sure.
Still wondering…were any of his parents DNA tested for Fanconi?.... who is her breeder...
and as far as house training... the key is you never go back in till he has gone potty......
Hummmm don't know. Will have to ask her. The breeders name is Kara Leerhoff. The Sire is Raising Some Kahne and the Dam is Bristol Baby.
What kind of food are you feeding him? If it is a low quality food, the lack of oil can cause dandruff too. It also shows up more on tris and blacks too…but usually puppies don't have a lot of dandruff. Stress can cause a big surge in dandruff...so he might be producing the dandruff when he is stressed out in the crate.
I wouldn't worry about it too much while he adjusts to your home. I would worry more about the crate phobia. There are lots of posts here about how to avoid a bad introduction to the crate, and how to deal with it if your dog is already crate phobic.
We are feeding him Authority Puppy food. I want to change it to Eucanuba.