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my boyfriend is finally coming around and we might get a little girl basset so toby has a friend! everyone pray he says yes!
 

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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.
 

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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!
 
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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!

you sound as daft as me when it comes to bassets :D :rolleyes:
 

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i'm in love with bassets. oh and last night toby and i had obedience class and he learned down and leave it. i was surprised at how fast he learned! it was the cutest thing ever.
 

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Bassets are so much smarter than most people give them credit for. I don't know why so many people think they are lazy and stupid. Yogi is the smartest dog I have ever known.
 

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if there's treats involved toby will learn anything you ask him to. there's a maltese and a labradoodle in our class with us and toby learned the new commands quicker than the other two!
 

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I don't know why so many people think they are lazy and stupid
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.

there's a maltese and a labradoodle in our class with us and toby learned the new commands quicker than the other two!
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]
 

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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!
 

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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!

I totally agree! I've been trying to convince my husband we need another basset too. I also went to "puppy school" with Flash and he performed beautifully. Only problem is now he refuses to do anything unless you have a treat ready that he can see. I can tell him to lay down 20 times and he'll just look at me, but whip out a treat and he flattens out in 1/2 a second! Now i'm like the crazy dog lady who always has a bag of treats in her purse!
 

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i'm sad i think he's starting to reconsider. all i did was show him the picture of the puppy and he thought she was so cute. but now he's really thinking about it and starting to back out. since we live in an apartment space is limited. but i manage to get toby out to places he can run and play a lot almost every day. and since i'm about to move to a new apartment about 2 seconds away from my parents who have a yard, i will be able to just walk them to my moms and let them play while i visit with my family. so more begging it is!
 

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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!

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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.
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Whooo, I have an exception!!! My challenging basset foster is not like this!!!

B. would rather have praise than food!!! Poor thing must have learned that praise = no punishment.
 

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As i recall he is also now on a diet, you may find this changes as he gets closer to his ideal weight or you have just not yet found the "magic food" There are also a number of way the a dog could be taught to associate food with something less pleasent and therefore make it less desireable, Then no two dogs are alike and have different preferences which is one of the problem when we start to interact with a given dog as breed and not the individual that it is,
 

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So glad I'm single....

I don't have to ask anyone's permission.

I want...I get...end of story.... AR..no more to follow...

Good luck! Let us know who "wins" ;)

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oh man if i was single and lived alone i would have taken toby plus his sisters that were still left. and then still gotten this girl.
 

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Yeah, 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......
 

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Yeah, 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......
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 home :)
 
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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!

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hmmmm i never thought of doing that
i am after a 3rd basset you see im just pure greedy
i might just try that when the time is right:D :rolleyes:
 
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