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

Tracking

Tracking

If you and your basenji like being outdoors, add a new element to your world: tracking. Your dog can learn to follow a trail of human scent! This is a fun activity and you can also earn titles.

There is moderate preparation if you want to do tracking for fun, but if you want to compete and earn titles, more significant preparation and training involved.

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AKC Tracking

Scent Work

Scent Work

Basenjis, like all dogs, have a fantastic sense of smell. They really enjoy using it, and it is good for them, too! Find out about scent work for fun and for earning titles.

There is minimal preparation required if you want to do scent work for fun, but if you want to compete and earn titles, more significant preparation is involved.

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NACSW
AKC Scent Work
UKC Nosework

Trick Training

Trick Training

Is there anything cuter than a basenji high five? Trick training has new respect these days! It is great for your basenji’s mental and physical condition, and for the enhanced bond you will build by working together. Basenjis are so intelligent – why let all that brain power go to waste?

A moderate amount of training is required to teach your dog to do tricks.

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AKC Trick Dog
Trick Dog

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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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