Take him for walks in secluded areas by yourself if you can. Build upon your trust and recall with him.
I'd do this for months do you both get to know each other.
Yes it's very boring but you want long term success. At some point you're going to natural bump into other dogs anyway. But at least it won't be in a dog park where things could get messy.
Have you tried doing some training with him 10-15 minutes before taking him out for his walk?
The training (sit / stay etc) will tire the brain and he'll want to sleep. But before he does take him for a walk.
He may just be too tired to do what he currently does...
I'll be around to keep a mindful eye on the situation, so its not like the two dogs will just be left alone to figure it out themselves. All the characteristics of the Basenji is / was what I was looking for, but compromised with the family as it was our first dog introduction.
I will meet with the breeder in the summer, so we will learn more from that initial experience. Thanks again!
Hello all you Basenji lovers!
Me and my family introduced a new member to our house just over 3 years ago, in the shape and form of a Cockapoo (Rio) who is a true blessing in disguise.
Anyway. I'm considering introducing a 2nd in the shape and form of a Basenji (always my first choice but compromised with the family as it was our first experience).
My question is... Would a Basenji (puppy) take to Rio or do you think there will be adjustment issue?
Do you think the Basenji will learn from Rio or the other way around, as it seems the Basenji is very strong minded?
We raw feed, which will be kept up should we introduce a 2nd bundle of joy...
Having spoke to a very good potential breeder for the first time this week and albeit, her bitch does not come into season until the fall, we are starting the process now which gives us plenty of time to seek all the best advise and knowledge as possible. We have received pics of Mom & Dad and we are set to meet up sometime in the summer.
I work from home so will be around 90% of the time.
Anyway, I should be grateful for any advise!
If I do not reply straight away it's because I'm fast asleep as it is 10pm here in the real world