Cody normally only grunts, grumbles, whines, or screams. I play youtube videos of basenjis barooing and yodeling, hoping that he will learn to do that as well. Lately, he has been mimicking Moe and letting out a short, odd bark that sounds more like a human mimicking a dog's bark. I always praise him when he does it with treats and petting. A few days ago, my dad said Cody barked, but got "hung up", and it lasted a few seconds longer than usual. I was at work, so I was a little sad that I didn't get to hear it. I love to hear him make noises (as long as it isn't a scream, those break my heart).
This morning after my dad left for work, Cody and I got up for his breakfast, and then we went into the living room so he could look out the picture window while I drank coffee. This has been our morning ritual since before we moved here. I fell asleep on the couch while we were guarding the front yard from the window to make sure no squirrels, dogs, cats, or stray leaves infiltrated our territory. I woke up to a few short barks and a little baroo as my dad drove back into the yard! I was so excited, and a little shocked! I praised him with petting and a few treats. Now we all baroo at him hoping that he will do it again, lol!