ooo okay.. well are they easy to train for obedience ??
like the basics. sit, stay, come, heel, off, (stop jumping), walk on a leash, down. and maybe flyball and or agility? ?
Based on my own lil' bundle of joy:
Sit - If you have a treat, yes. If not, she'll think about it.
Stay - Heck no…they want to see what you're up to. The only time she's ever listened on this one is if she can sense I'm angry or serious.
Come - Usually they're already there.
Heel - She-Ra's fairly good at this, but if she sees something in the distance,
forget about it and get ready to RUN! You can try a Gentle Lead but she absolutely hated hers and ate it when I wasn't looking!
Off - Depends on who it is. Me or my father-in-law she's all over when we come in the door. Other people she'll just baroo at for a while.
Walk on a Leash - Does a great job and knows the leash means a walk is in the immediate future. You have to watch the pulling and also the occasional zig-zag in front of you (both are no-no's when training).
Down - Again, if you have a treat
As has been said, Basenji's are very smart...almost too smart...and that works against them (and you) where training is concerned. They will attempt to out-think you, they love to test your limits and "play games" with you (a big one at our house is "I have to go outside to pee!" so you get to the door and then she'll walk away "Haha...just wanted to see if you'd get up!"), and obedience is kind of an after-thought. You really have to be on your toes.
Potty training wasn't too difficult for us. We lay out pee-pads near the back door where we let her out so if we're not there she has a place to go...and she uses them.