I've noticed the dogs have become itchy, my girl more than my boy, and am surprised because I have had them on a variety of the popular grain free kibble varieties. Origen, Acana, EVO, Taste of the Wild & Fromm's - and they have had pretty much every flavor/ingredient combo made by manufacturers. I have not had a reaction to any of them except for stool consistency/color which is due to the richness of the kibble varieties. I really like the value of Nature's Domain being it is less than $1/pound. I know a lot of basenji/sighthound people that feed this kind of food and haven't heard anything other than good reviews.
Has anyone else had a similar reaction?
To my knowledge neither of them have any food allergies, as they have had salmon & sweet potato on previous occasions and included in other kibble formulas without a reaction.
Even after long years the link is still working.. Thanks for posting the link.. I'll try and look if there's a reaction on my dog's too..
Quercus: I will try opportunistic clicking/rewarding when he is nesting, hopefully it will help reinforce the desired behavior rather than confuse him.
Agilebasenji: Surprisingly enough my guys do not roll on damp towels, very unbasenji like of them. They do insist on grabbing towels, running off with them and promptly killing them by giving them a great shake before stealing the stoled goods from each other. They ignore them during our training sessions because I have taught them 'on your bed' where they will run and place themselves on the area I point at (dog bed, place on couch, towel or blanket laid out) Thanks for the advice.
Clay: Matter of fact we just began targeting on Saturday as well, with the nose touch. Dude does have a great high five so I think that paw touch won't be difficult.
Tonight I began directing him onto the towel and doing a low five and click/rewarding when he would give the five and his paw would land on the towel.
Lvoss: That's what i'll try next as soon as I can get him to exhibit a bit of the behavior. Thanks!
I think basenjis are the most beautiful creatures - running full out like that and having all feet off the ground, so close to just flying! But Miss Ono is very special too. Thank you for sharing such lovely pictures.
Ono is a Hawaiian word, used to describe something that is 'the best'
AND happens to be very basenji appropriate 🙂
We hesitated naming her something that so strongly resembled 'no' but we don't use 'no' very much in our training, we say 'hey' to get their attention and then give them another cue to follow when we are redirecting their behaviour.
The pups love the huge costco bed, and I love the great cedar smell 🙂
Wonderful way to share your experiences and thoughts on a first year with basenji in your life..
I second the thoughs written by Andrew….health, temperament and having a breeder available 24/7 is key....
Thank you all for the wonderful comments, we think he's the greatest thing ever. So much fun and always entertaining!
I beleive a lot of our red/white basenjis do have black hair on their tails, I am told it indicates the possibility of producing tri colored offspring if bred properly. Commonly referred to as 'tri-factoring'
Yes, that is correct, breeding to a Tri colored or another color with the Tri Factor and you can get Tris.
mryan, that is so cool! You are the first relative of puff we have met on the forum. Do upload some pics if you have a moment 🙂
I know he sired a litter in California this winter and have been hoping to see pictures of them as well, calling all relatives!!!
Welcome from our Dude to yours! Our boy Dude (Ch. Illusion's Lonestar) got his name because he was the most laid back B we've ever had. He loves everyone, people and dogs, he's just happy go lucky about everything. He also is red and white!