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Your Basenji Bibliography

Recommended for your Basenji Library Most books can be purchased on-line from Dogwise, 1-(800) 776-2665, or from Amazon. Another good place to look for new and used books is Ebay. … Continue reading

June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ten Things Your Dog Would Tell You…

1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. 2. Any separation from you will be painful: remember that before you get me. 3. Give me time to … Continue reading

June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Training Your Basenji To Be Loose In The House When You Are Gone

(includes “Basenji-proofing your home”!) By Betsy Polglase, updated 2013 Basenjis can frequently be rained slowly to be loose in the house when you are gone. There are a number of … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

“Peek-a-boo” Game for Separation Anxiety

By Jean Skaggs, Oregon, updated 2013 Separation Anxiety is very common with re-homed dogs. They have been separated once, and it takes a LONG time before they can realize it … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Walk-by’s” for Dog-aggressive Basenjis

By Jean Skaggs, Oregon, updated 2013 This is a really good way to start getting the dogs to relate to each other in a non- threatening environment. Just remember to … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Basenji Training, the Kindly Way

Betsy Polglase, Massachusetts The more experienced I get with Basenjis, the less I feel the need of ever using force or aversive training. I think the tricks to getting along … Continue reading

April 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Training Independent Breeds (like Basenjis)

Betsy Polglase, Massachusetts, updated 2012 Basenjis belong under the classification of Independent breeds of dog, and, accordingly, pleasing you is not on the top of their list. This is not … Continue reading

April 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lumps and Bumps

by Jennifer Yearly, DVM, Washington   Dogs can get all kinds of harmless lumps. Some are cysts, some are benign tumors. However, any time you notice a lump, it’s always … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Basenjis and Children

by Betsy Polglase, updated 2013 Most Rescue/Adoption folks are leery of placing adopted dogs in homes with small children. Dogs think that small children are below them in the pecking … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Welcoming Your New Family Member

Your new puppy or adopted Basenji will probably be a member of your family until age 10-15 years, and your adventure is about to begin. The following checklist will help … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · Leave a comment