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College of Basenji Activities

This College has articles about the fun and interesting things you can do with your Basenjis. It seems like there are more activities each year for you and your Basenji. Gone are the days when formal obedience and conformation were the only things to try!


201 How Dogs Learn

Before you get started raising a puppy or begin training for any activity you need to understand "How Dogs Learn." Modern dog training has progressed incredibly over the years and the best results are obtained by using the newest methods. Read this essay to get a very basic understanding of the theory of dog training technique.

Supplemental Reading — Article from the BCOA Bulletin: Building Blocks: Laying the Foundation for Performance by Linda Siekert. Linda is one of our foremost performance event participants. She has written this article to help breeders and new puppy owners develop a basenji that knows how to learn. This upbringing will not just make good performance basenjis but good pets as well.

202 Conformation: The Show Ring

Not yet available

203 AKC and ASFA Lure Coursing

The objective of lure coursing is to demonstrate the basenji's hunting ability in the field. Want to take part? A lure coursing enthusiast answers questions about lure coursing in this section.

Supplemental Reading — Article from the BCOA Bulletin: Out of the Box about straight and oval track racing, by Parry Tallmadge. Learn a bit about the other forms of racing.

204 Agility Events

An introduction to the fast growing and popular sport of agility.

Supplemental Reading — Article from the BCOA Bulletin: Working for Fun by Alyce Sumita on "creating a happy go lucky, tail wagging, agility Basenji! I look forward to many, many unbearably happy years and exuberant runs with her."

205 Obedience and Rally

An introduction to Obedience and Rally explaining the value of the training, obedience history, getting started and the ins and outs of trials.

Suppplemental Reading — Article from the BCOA Bulletin: What it takes to be Obedient. Brenda Phillips explains the classes in this article from the October-November-December 2013 BCOA Bulletin.

206 Home Projects

There are a few projects for you to try out are at this link.

207 Hunting

There was a time when Basenjis were hunters in Africa. Now very few people actually hunt with their Basenjis. This article is from 1971 about training your Basenji for hunting.

299 Additional Activities

Articles about Tracking, Flyball and some useful tricks to teach your Basenji.


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