Lure Coursing

Lure Coursing

Most basenjis will chase anything that moves! Lure coursing events are held by AKC and ASFA for sighthounds only. Dogs chase a white plastic bag lure around courses (typically 600 yards and over) with up to 3 other dogs of its own breed. Also, there is a singles class where your dog can run by him/herself.

There are no prerequisites if you run your dog in the singles competition, but in the group competition, you will need to demonstrate he/she can run with other dogs.

ASFA
AKC Lure Coursing

Straight Track Racing

Straight Track Racing

Straight track racing for sighthounds only, chasing a fur covered squawker (lure). Up to 4 muzzled dogs run together. The course length is 200 yards.

You will need to do some practice releasing your dog from the box, and get your dog comfortable wearing a muzzle. But beyond that no additional training is required. Your dog will need to be comfortable running with other dogs.

Large Gazehound Racing Association (LGRA)

Oval Track Racing

Oval Track Racing

Oval track racing for sighthounds only, chasing a fur covered squawker (lure). Up to 4 muzzled dogs run together. Course lengths vary from about 240 yards to 440 yards.

You will need to do some practice releasing your dog from the box, and get your dog comfortable wearing a muzzle. But beyond that no additional training is required. Your dog will need to be comfortable running with other dogs.

National Oval Track Racing Association (NOTRA)

Pack Dog

Pack Dog

So you and your basenji love hiking? You can get some recognition for your hikes by registering with the Dog Scouts of America and recording the distances of the hikes you take. Go with a friend and work on your titles together!

This activity requires no special training, although your dog will need to become familiar with wearing a well-fitting pack.

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Hiking

Hiking

Enjoy the great outdoors with your basenji. Even better, join your other friends and their dogs for a day on the trails. Basenjis love to explore new environments and sniffing is a great activity for your dog’s brain.

This activity requires no special training, although the difficulty and length of the hike should be appropriate for your dog’s fitness level and age.

Wisconsin State Park System Hiking Trails

If you have a puppy, read this about appropriate exercise for puppies.

 

 

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