Since owning Shaye, I never realized the words "calm" and "basenji" could ever be used in the same sentence. :rolleyes: I envy you in a way - it's fun to watch my wildchild's antics most of the time, but some of the time she just wears me out - I don't think she'll ever be calm, and walks will always be a challenge since we are overrun with squirrels, rabbits, feral cats here, since her prey drive is always her driving force!!! Enjoy the calm - it may be a lifelong attitude, but then again, it could indeed be the calm before the storm.:eek:
Oh no, no, no. Lol, the calm puppy isn't one of mine, it is owned by someone else. All 3 of mine are superballs. I was just intrigued as I had never met such a calm basenji pup. Lol, my last one (Liyah) is a far extreme to that pup. :rolleyes: I probably wouldn't know what to do with myself if I had a calm one.
Haha. I've made myself heart from the grocery store, and I liked it. I've had liver and onions and chopped liver, and they were good too. Freeze dried, just dounds so … dry... Medjai seems to like it though.
I only have one boy of unknown parentage as he is an adoption but my guess is that they probably do "know" family by scent if not sight. Their differing reactions to "family" probably relates back to the "pack" mentality. A female may have two daughters that she treats completely differently due to her perception of their ability to challenge her as "alpha" female in the future. I would guess it is similar for males. Time together as a "family", as with humans, is probably also a factor. Just my thoughts.
Unlike other breeds male basenjis go through rut. It does not matter if there are females around or not, when fall hits, the boys' brains turn to mush as they go into rut. My male is much easier now that he is neutered but he still knows the reason for the season.
Well we don't have a door to the house from our garage.. but a door from the yard into the garage… so that is what is opened.... so mine go from the house to the yard to the garage...
It worked about 90% of the time...gggg
Really great info everyone. I'll be watching the dogs with the toads a little more closely from now on. 😉 although hopefully Liyah has learned her lesson. I love this forum, it is amazing what you learn here.
Being in the puppy class hasn't hurt Bella. My mom didn't expect her to do very well her first few shows so has had her entered in puppy so the judge would know that it was puppy antics. So don't count yourself out just because you are in the puppy classes either.
Right, exactly….I think that if your puppy is the best one there, it doesn't matter to most judges what class she is in.
BDawg…thanks...the next real vet appointment will tell me which member on the forum was right. :D:D:D I'm going with the thought that it was a one off because of the euthanasia (hey, I'm an optimist :D). In the meantime, I'll just do a couple of social visits.
BTW, mine don't react to going in the driveway or door of the vet...so I think I'm lucky there. The only shots they've ever had have been regular vaccines.
I need to say thank you to Andrea, Pat & Lisa…the info here and in the "Zoni" thread has been a huge help. I am now 100% sure that Brando is telling Liyah to SHUT UP...and it seems to be working :D:D:D.
So far I have a really good sleeper - one night she cried for a half hour, but 2 of the nights she has slept right thru. Much of that credit is going to Ruby & Brando. In the morning and evening, they have been have really funny B500s with the puppy...sometimes she is the chaser and sometimes she is the one being chased. It is hilarious when she is being chased by them. :D:D
Brando has been much better with her I'd say. The thing that Lisa said about one of her dogs wanting the puppy around on his own terms is exactly what is going on. She is finally giving him some respect when he starts to growl at her telling her to get away. Sometimes she ignores the cue and then he lets her know in no uncertain terms...he did it yesterday and she cried because she was scared at first, but then she actually stood up to him, standing on her hind legs and growling back at him :eek::eek::eek:. When she did that, Brando stopped growling and just walked away. A couple of times he's growled at her to back away, and if she doesn't go far enough away, he will follow after her until she gets to where he wants her to be. She definitely gets what he is saying then :D.
Brando is now coming up on the couch if the puppy is up there. I spend a lot of time petting him with the puppy around so that he still sees he'll get attention if he is near me. Also, if Liyah goes to sleep during the day, I'll move away from her (so she is on her own) and spend time with Ruby and Brando together, or separately.
This whole interaction/dog language is fascinating to watch. The corrections that Ruby gives her are really interesting. Ruby is super patient but when the biting is too much she just stands there and turns her head away from her and stops the play. As well, if Liyah is really going after Ruby and she wants to rest, she has put Liyah on her side with her mouth around her neck and growled...Brando has done the same thing. One time when Brando really growled at Liyah, Ruby got up and stood between Liyah and Brando :D:D:D.
Oh, and we got a foot of snow here (Maine) yesterday and Liyah had a blast running around in it. She is such a brave and adventurous little kid. I know it is cold out, but I figure the more she gets used to it here as a pup, the less issue I'll have with her as an adult in bad weather. So far she has been out when it is raining and when it is snowing...just one more adventure. I'm trying to give her a bunch of new experiences every day.