Basenji Companions

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Who Is Doctor Gonto?

Betsy Polglase, Massachusetts (with input from Dr. Steve Gonto) (updated 2013) Who is Dr. Steve Gonto, the man to whom those of us who have, and are maintaining, a Fanconi-afflicted … Continue reading

September 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

About Fanconi Syndrome

Betsy Polglase, Massachusetts updated 2015 Based on interviews with Dr. Steve Gonto of Savannah, Georgia, Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine (human) and the developer and author of the … Continue reading

September 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Who Will Take Care of Your Dogs?

(Nominated for Dog Writer’s Association of America Award – 1999) By Betsy Polglase, Massachusetts, updated 2013 If you suffered a stroke, were in a serious auto accident, or in some … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nipping

By Jean Skaggs, Oregon, updated 2013 The play must stop play immediately. The person very deliberately stands, turns, and slowly walks away from the dog. Don’t say anything to the … Continue reading

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“Leave It” Command

By Jean Skaggs, Oregon, updated 2013 LEAVE IT! is the command most of the dog training schools out west use. You train by putting the dog on leash, dropping a … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Keep Them Out of Trouble

Keep Your Basenji Out of Trouble By Betsy Polglase, updated 2013 Train only with respect for your dog, love and kindness. Don’t do anything to your dog that you wouldn’t … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Housebreaking

By Jean Skaggs, updated 2013 Whether teaching a Basenji puppy to go potty outdoors, or training or retraining a mature dog, it’s all done pretty much the same way. In … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Fearful Dog

Counter-Conditioning For The Very Fearful Dog Betsy Polglase, Massachusetts, updated 2013 The best thing to do when a dog is afraid of something is to do a bit of “counter-conditioning.” … Continue reading

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Desensitization Exercise

Desensitization Exercise – “Lemme See” By Jean Skaggs, Oregon, updated 2013 Some dogs are very sensitive about being touched around their rear end and their feet. There’s a game I … Continue reading

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Basenjis with Horses

BASENJIS WITH HORSES By Liz Curran, 2013 First, I would not recommend letting any dog loose with a strange horse. Keep your Basenji on a leash and let them meet … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · 2 Comments