I have two BRAT basenjis. Neither is a yodeler, and in fact we had never heard so much as a single yodel from either one. We had tried teaching them to yodel, we downloaded clips of basenjis yodeling and my husband and I sat on the living room floor yodeling to the dogs all to no avail. Our Bs simply had no interest in singing.
Last Friday my Bs woke up bright and early as is typical in the summer. I let them outside to romp around while I laid back down in bed to catch a few more minutes of sleep. Imagine my surprise when I hear a loud and clear yodel from outside my bedroom window. I jumped out of bed and looked out the window to see Sam looking very startled. He then sticks his nose up in the air and lets loose another yodel! He was so excited about this new sound he discovered. He started prancing around the yard letting loose loud and long yodels for the next several minutes. He looked very proud of himself. Kiya still isn't a yodeler, she seems to think she's too dignified to make such a sound, but ever since Friday morning I now have 1 exhuberant yodeler! It will never be quiet around our house again.