Basenji Companions

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Basenjis and Babies

by Paul Fraser, ME We had the dogs for four or five years before we had the first child, so the dogs were pretty spoiled already. On the day the … Continue reading

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Basenjis and Cats

by Betsy Polglase, updated 2013 The “umbilical cord” routine works well here, too, as you have absolute control over what your Basenji does when he is attached to you in … Continue reading

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Basenjis and People

By Betsy Polglase A lot of Basenjis absolutely adore people, but there are also some who can be quite shy upon first meeting. If you are a stranger to a … Continue reading

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Resource Guarding

By Cheryl Silver, Texas Dogs will guard things, places, people, food — you name it. Whatever it is, some dog will find a way to make an issue out of … Continue reading

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Basenjis and Other Dogs

Pack Order; Introducing them; Avoiding set-up situations Betsy Polglase (updated 2013) Introducing your new Basenji and your established (preferably opposite sex!) Basenji should be done with care and sensitivity, the … Continue reading

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Gentle Crate Training

By Jean Skaggs, updated 2013 I have found that the cushier the crate bedding the better the Basenjis like it. I start by tossing food in and letting them go … Continue reading

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“D-C-P”: Distract, Command, and Praise

Distract/Command/Praise is a gentle and positive way of reminding your Basenji of who is “alpha.” Everybody wins. No one is humiliated, and “face is saved,” an important concept to Basenjis. … Continue reading

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