Thanks everyone for your advice.
I know my basenji understands and he does listen to me but he has selective hearing. We are traning on it and he is getting better each day.
I'm looking for recommendations regarding trainers in Brooklyn/Manhattan who are Basenji-savvy… I just adopted a 2-year old who is sweet & outgoing, but hasn't learned basic obedience and is a major-league puller on leash. No major issues, just the usual Basenji stuff - very independent, selective hearing, wants to chase everything moving or not...
Sorry can't help with a trainer but welcome to the forum.