Hello everyone, I am not exactly a Basinji owner, but I am fostering a Basinji for my friend right now. I found him at our local shelter, and couldn't believe what I was seeing. I knew my friend had always wanted a Basenji, so I called her and told her what I'd seen. I offered to fos-adopt him for her, since I am driving up to see her next month. She happily gave me the go-ahead, so Cody came home with me that same day 2 weeks ago. He has never evidently been in a car or a house, so he is learning about house and car behavior. I may have to crate him on our way up to my friend's to his forever home. I don't think he's ever had a dog friend to play with either, because my little Shiba Inu, Zorro, tries to engage him in play, but Cody doesn't seem to know what to do. He always looks so serious. Is that typical of Basinji's? Cody is VERY active and into everything. I think at this point, he thinks his name is CODY, NO!! But he's very loveable and doesn't take offense at being corrected. He just waits till later and tries it again. I gather they are much like Shiba Inus in their behavior–more like cats--they don't come when you call, or do anything else you want them to do unless you have a treat. He doesn't seem to be at all dog aggressive, because my Shiba is an alpha dog, and they get along fine. Thanks for any tips people can give me. He's adapting to my house fairly well. I contain him in the livingroom when I'm home, and then at night he's leashed to the foot of my bed with his little bed, food and water. He's much better now that he's gotten used to our routine at home. The first week I had him, I was tearing my hair out!