I have a 2 year old Basenji who, with consistant training, is beginning to not need a leash when we go out with her. However, because the Basenji is a sight hound, it can really depend from dog to dog. I would recommend buy a shock collar... we have had great luck with ours. We have set ours on the lowest setting, which has only a very small shock and a beep and it is a great way to train a basenji to stay near you or to stay in its boundries. Our's will not leave the yard when she has hers on. This could be a good option to you while you are mountain biking because if the dog has the collar on and you carry the remote around your neck, you can keep the dog close to you. Eventually, after working consistantly with a collar like this, your dog may even get to the point of being able to go without the collar completely.
Answered by Anonymous - 3/4/2011 3:13:17 PM