07-11-2006, 04:26 AM
The Basenji Fanciers of Greater Phoenix have begun lure coursing events. We've had two practices already, each with more than dozen basenjis attending. Next practice is August 19th, Saturday. check out www.azbasenji.com/events.htm for details. Lure coursing is where dogs run after a plastic trash bag attached to a string on continous loop course with turns and straights, usually between 550 and 850 yards. The dogs think the lure looks like a rabbit. All us humans do is release them, then it's all dog and their instincts.