Find a good positive reinforcement puppy class, like clicker training and you will both have fun. All of mine have earned at least a rally novice obedience title and love the training. There are some things that you should not expect of a basenji such as being outside off lead. They are sighthounds and must be on a lead or in a fenced area at all times. The biggest issue with a house with children is that the children must understand the door can never be left open. My inlaws have a terrible habit of wanting to stand in the doorway and talk as people leave. I have to shoo them outside so the dogs do not try to dart outside given the opportunity. We have had ten basenjis since our son was two, he is now 27 and the basenjis raised him.
Basenji meet up
I'm looking for anyone interested in a Basenji meet up in coastal San Diego.
I'm a little further out but would love to meet up? Where were you thinking?
There is a Facebook group called "San Diego Basenjis". Maybe you can see if they have meetups?
I will check out the Facebook page.
There is a nice dog park in Encinitas, but I'm not sure how far you are from the area.