Do you know if there are any in-tact dogs in your area? And that can mean blocks away…? Certainly neutering him will reduce that stress when you are out with him.. Also Basenjis know when breeding season is.. so come August thru October, it is not uncommon for B's to be stressed regardless if there is a bitch around in season or not during those times. My OJ used to whine and pace for the entire month of October... And he is at that "teenage" year....
You know I'm not sure. We have probably close to 40+ dogs in our building. He went 5 straight months with no problems. So I thought maybe it was a breeding season thing, did not know it was Aug-Oct.
Considering it's May, could it possibly be a different breed that is in heat? That was my assumption originally.
He was having a problem with going to the bathroom outside in a timely matter. That only lasted a week. So he has had some behavior issues lately but it has been very isolated and inconsistent. All of this started within the last few weeks. He turned a year old back in late-March.