My cousin had 35 yrs teaching experience with special ed students and 5 yrs as a school counselor plus a private practice. We lived in a solid glass front house where she did private consults with autism students being her speciality. In one appointment, the child became highly upset and was headed toward the 8 ft high glass windows that were on the second floor. The Basenji got between the windows and the child and started vocalizing to the child. The child calmed down immediately and was intrigued with the dog and sat down watching the dog intently for almost 5 minutes. My cousin died shortly thereafter but was interested in therapy dogs her entire career and had plans to explore getting formal training for the dog. This was in the early 2000s when therapy dogs were less prominent.