Hope you get your girl! I would love to have two or three bassets but we currently have two dogs (GSD and Basset) and that's the limit for us, mostly due to how much it costs to have a dog these days.
yes it is expensive! he has been wanting a little girl for quite a while now and we both fell in love with the breed when we got toby. the girl i have my eye on is a lemon so we would have a tri and a lemon! i have a set of magnetic salt and pepper shakers which are a tri and a lemon basset and they are kissing. it would be perfect to have the actual dogs to match that!
because they do not know how to communicate with them. A typical basset reaction to stress and therefore punishment is to hunker down ie flat basset. hence the idea that they are stuborn. On top of that they are not very bidable. They lack a strong desire to please the owner. In order for a basset to do something the must believe it is in their best interest to do so. Mommy says down, if i comply i might get a treat, vs Mommy say down she might tell be i'm a good boy. For most basset the second option is no reward at all and those that think this should be the primary motivator for dogs a doomed to fail in trying to to train bassets.I don't know why so many people think they are lazy and stupid
Training methods that require the dog to thing as well basset ussual excel over many breed tradional thought as easy to train, because over the year they were bred to think on their own instead of mindlessly react. [/quote]there's a maltese and a labradoodle in our class with us and toby learned the new commands quicker than the other two!
I'm hoping he says yes... and if he does, you have to let me know how you got him to do so! I'm still trying to work on my hubby to get another... maybe someday... I know he wants a friend for her, and I do as well, I think it would give me piece of mind knowing she has a buddy!
I guess it's safe to say that bassets are like potato chips... you can't have just one LOL!
[/quote]Mommy says down, if i comply i might get a treat, vs Mommy say down she might tell be i'm a good boy. For most basset the second option is no reward at all and those that think this should be the primary motivator for dogs a doomed to fail in trying to to train bassets.
i hope you have better luck than me! although mine really wanted her, my parents convinced him otherwise!!! but i'm very excited because back in september i rescued a little lab mix from the pound and then shortly after moved into an apartment with a weight limit for dogs (toby is a "beagle" for now) but the new apartments we will be in next week allows large dogs so my lab hank is coming back home with mommy after living at his grandparents! so i'll have both my babies with me and even though i won't be getting another basset, it will still be great to have 2 sweet boys at homeYeah, well on Fri. night, my hubby and I were out to dinner with his parents and some friends.... when I mentioned we had a basset (we haven't seen them in a while) one of our friends said that a lady she works with just had a litter 2 weeks ago! I have 6 more weeks to convince the hubby......
When I got my first Basset Lily there was a lot of begging involved. I lived with my parents and my dad had no desire for another dog (they already had a dog that we've had since I was a kid). Lily was being rehomed because her family couldn't take her with them and they were just going to take her to doggy jail. When I heard, I sprung into action. Lots of begging, crying, posting pictures of puppy Lily on the windshield of his car so that when he came out of work there was a picture of Lily with a speech bubble that said "Please give me a home" or "Please don't let me go to doggy jail", there were even some voice mails of "Lily" begging for a home. About 3 weeks of this and he caved. Now this was with my dad and I'm an only child, so it was easier than convincing a husband...but just a few of the ideas I used that got me my Lily...now I have Lily and Gibbs and I'm a Basset Lover for life!