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.
Gossy the prima donna went to her first AKC Rally event yesterday. While her obedience wasn't the greatest (wasn't always focused on me), and the judge was reputed to be a real stickler, Gossy did good enough to get a decent qualifying score on her first try! Woohoooo!
Great news, congrats!
Congratulations to you and Gossy
Congrats. That is awesome.