There are definitely as many methods to care for a Basenji puppy as there are to rearing a child. In fact, one method per family in general! But most of us agree that when it comes to kids, many things are universal and undeniable. Here are three things that a lot of people simply do not think of when it pertains to raising their Basenjis, nevertheless. I can’t count how many times have I heard, “My Basenji just will not listen to me”, or “He simply won’t behave!”
Basenjis do not understand English up until we train them.
The main thing all of us love about Basenji puppies the most is the way in which they live for us, the method they focus all they have on us, the fact that our lives become theirs. In the beginning, they study us to discover our body language, our facial expressions and our language. Up until we teach them the English language, it’s all they have. If we say, “Wanna go out?” one day, “Have to go potty?” the next day, and, “Hafta pee?” the third day, if they DO figure out what we want, it is because we have actually gotten the leash and approached the door with a pleased face! If you want to accelerate his training by three-fold, teach him YOUR language. Select a command for EACH behavior and stick with it. Teach all in your household to utilize the exact same words and commands, and your Basenji puppy will impress you at just how much faster he figures it out.
A young Basenji puppy’s metabolic process is racing along faster than we think.
The younger your Basenji is, the quicker he is growing, the more food and water he requires to fuel his metabolic process, and the more often he needs to go potty. Do not penalize your puppy when he makes a house-breaking mistake. These are YOUR fault. The age of your Basenji in weeks and his size establish how typically he needs to go out. One time an hour is not too much for a big 6-week old puppy, especially if it is summer. Basenjis enjoy the exciting smells outdoors, so there is no excuse to not have him housebroken by 7-8 weeks of age. Right after a nap, after he consumes and after grooming are the key times, and he will signal you. If he is gladly chewing a toy and gets up unexpectedly with his nose to the floor, move rapidly! And each time he goes potty outside, applaud him to high heaven! “What a great BOY!”, “EXCELLENT go potty!” and the like. Basenjis like our delighted faces, and they will do anything to get it.
Basenjis live for our expressions and body movement.
As a result of this, the worst punishment you ever need to offer your Basenji is a frown and to turn away from him. You can see his tail fall down and his face get so unhappy. He will figure out the lesson, I guarantee it. However his attention span is just 3-5 minutes, so do not scorn him any further. Love him up and offer him your happy face again. Physical penalty is never necessary. Use constant commands and loving praise and he will understand what you want of him before you understand. He will end up being a master of your body movement and facial expressions in no time at all.
Naturally there are numerous aspects of training your Basenji puppy well. Loving kindness works just as well for Basenji pups as it does with kids, developing a pleased, well-adjusted and obedient dog for life. These 3 important pointers, utilized regularly with self-confidence, will start him well on his way.
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