If you can crate your B, it is probably a good thing, provided he/she doesn't have to be in it for long. Both of mine roam free, and although there have been "issues," they pretty much leave things alone - mainly because I've dog-proofed the house. We do have two pillows with tassels, but they like laying their heads on them, so they've not chewed the tassels off yet. I would suggest always leaving bathroom doors closed, and remembering that if you have a basenji, you always need to keep them on leash outside, and watch when you open your doors - one of mine can be two rooms away, and at the sound of the door, is right there, trying to escape. Like most people on here, I would suggest if you are going to get a basenji, visit with people who own one, or just keep reading all the posts on this forum - you will get a great preconception of what they are - we secretly don't think they are "dogs" at all, but a species all their own.