Hi curlytails! Like Tanza said, I will be getting my puppy from Terri at bushbabies basenjis in Livermore thanks so much for sending me that link to your meet ups! I will definitely stay in touch and try to make them once my pup is a little older!
Thanks for the link to the show Pat! I don't know if I can make it the 9th since I might be visiting the pups that day! Haha but if I can i will try
Thank you guys for all of your input! Sorry it took me so long to reply, puppy preparations took up a lot of my time! Haha. I followed your guys' advice and puppy proofed the obvious, made sure to get used to not leaving anything on the floor haha. Since he will be home when I am home I will just observe and see what his tendencies are so I can make changes accordingly, as some of you suggested. The breeder gave me great advice on chewing and things like that too which also helped, including her own homemade concoction to prevent chewing. Will definitely keep you all updated and hopefully you all don't mind answering some more questions later! thanks again!
I will be getting my little pup in a little over a month and all of a sudden I can totally see everything in my apartment being a potential danger! Maybe not everything haha, but I wanted to at least revisit the idea of puppy-proofing. I have only a bit of wood furniture, but how instinctual is it for basenjis to chew on wood furniture corners or even dig up carpet? Does Bitter Apple work well as a solution or precaution to these issues? The shelves I will put child locks on, but I am mostly worried about the cables. Does anyone's basenji have a current or past issue with chewing power cables? The only solution I can think of for that is getting those chain meshes to protect the bundle of cables, duct-taping it to the floor or getting a cheap plastic tube from Home Depot or such and running the cables through there.
I saw on one of the past posts that someone suggested to run through a current basenji-owner's house and see how it is proofed, which I will do with my breeder next time I see her, but if anyone is available (and willing) to give me a quick run through in the San Francisco Bay Area it would be much appreciated!! Any notes or suggestions on proofing (any area, ,not just the aforementioned things) are greatly appreciated!! Thank you guys in advance for reading and responding
Thanks for the welcome, guys! I'm really excited, need to start getting the house puppy-proofed!
No way, Pat! Thank you for letting me know!!! I'm sure Terri has been super busy taking care of all the newborns and everything, but I'm really happy to know they've arrived! Can't wait to see them all!
Hello! My name is Sebaztian, I live in San Francisco and I'm picking up a basenji puppy from Bushbaby Basenjis in Livermore in a couple of months! The litter will be either red or brindle and the breeder has suggested a boy for me. They should be about 10-12 weeks by the time I get them, but I am completely new to this so I am really excited to raise a pup from the very beginning. Any tips or advice you guys can provide would be very much appreciated I am reading through a couple of the intro threads and trying to get an idea on how to prepare my home and life for my new little companion
Looking forward to sharing stories and pictures with you all!