Basenji Dog Agility has it’s Struggles – BCOA Nationals

There are just some breeds that are harder than others to train partnership disciplines with and sight hounds are one of them.

The Basenji is a hunting dog and as such has keen sight and smell that can really get in the way in dog agility.

This is a video showing some teams that are competing outside for the first time and boy is that a huge distraction.

Every step they take is filled with all kinds of great smells and the sights are just too much for these dogs to stay in the game.

It is comforting for each team to know they are not alone in their struggle, but it doesn’t take away from the fact it is a struggle.

You may watch and ask why they even bother, it is because the Basenji can. That is reason enough!