Thanks everyone for your advice.
I know my basenji understands and he does listen to me but he has selective hearing. We are traning on it and he is getting better each day.
In mid-March, I shall bring home a 10 week old Basenji puppy. After much research I have decided on crate-training. However, I have a question:
Will the puppy be able to adapt to two crates? I was thinking of keeping one in the bedroom next to my bed for sleeping at night and one in a different location while I am at work.