Congrats on your first Basenji, he is adorable, have fun they grow so fast I can't even remember how small my boy was and he's only nearly 15 months. When I got Kaiser I didn't manage to get on the internet was quite awhile, they do keep you busy. Enjoy.
Gizmo has been living with me now for one week, and it is amazing how fast he is already changing. He seems to be a mini-adult, but the lack of training reminds me he is still a puppy. He is incredibly mellow most of the time, and only plays a little. His intelligence keeps me on my toes, and he is making me a better person! I am struggling with leash training him, but I am sure he will soon love what it means to be on the leash. I am looking forward to the bonding stage acquired through long walks.
We had our first puppy class yesterday, and Gizmo calmly sat while watching the hyperactive puppies in the class. He is so calm compared to many puppies, so maybe he is already moving on from the puppy stage. All of the other puppies where deemed to big and wild to allow Gizmo to interact, so now I am tasked with finding other smaller dogs to socialize him with. Our walks on the leash are getting much better, but he continues to scratch at the collar. Hopefully he will get used to it.