I adopted my third basenji 5 months ago– he is the first I didn't raise from a puppy, but he is a very good and lovable dog, and we have bonded amazingly. His name is Sol and I call him alternately Solace and Solomon.
I am having a problem with him and my husband-- he ( my husband, not the dog) is legally blind and when Sol got away shortly after we adopted him he yelled a lot because he was upset and couldn't help look for him, and ever since Sol will tolerate him, but is quite afraid of him, despite 4 months of feeding, walking etc. Sol still won't take food directly from him, not even the most savory treat, and won't approach closer than 5 feet or so in the yard. It really hurts my husband, who loves and grew up with basenji's, to be rejected like this, especially when dealing with being newly blind (a year). Sol even has accidents, apparently out of fear, when he is with my husband, who has been completely kind to him for months! Any ideas about how to get Sol over his fear?