They are an utter scam. You can read here.
From a post on facebook
A must-see website called www.houseofbasenjis.com that's packed with lies and deception. That tri dog, "Duke," looks oddly familiar.....oh, wait...that's because this really is a picture of Blade, MBIS/MBISS AKC GCH-B ukcCH, Intl CH, CanCh AB Rafiki The Icon of Cool, SDHR, who incidentally has been living with me these past 7 years and not in Philadelphia shelling out puppies with Duchess for this idiot to sell. Take a closer look and you might spot other dogs you recognize as I would venture several of these photos have been pilfered from reputable breeders' website or social media. In the slideshow on the top banner is a picture taken from the AKC library and used in the Illustrated Basenji Standard. The most ironic part of this person's website is the comment "....we want to be sure that you are the right sort of person;..." REALLY?? Who the heck is the "right sort of person" that misrepresents the dogs he/she is trying to sell to innocent prospective buyers and who steals other people's photos? Please, please, please share this post world-wide to make people aware of this deceit.<<
Where do you live?
If you go with only positive training groups, they really can handle your basenji.
I would suggest you start here with these 2 lists:
And while you find a trainer, start going through Mary's lessons on your own and let us know what particular rough patches you are hitting?
If you can master the lessons on the left and mostly the "trouble shooting" ones on the right, a trainer will simply help you polish up spots.
TracyL unless you plan to breed, testing for fanconi on most mixes isn't necessary, but it's a good precaution as the people could have bred basenji to mix, mix to basenji and gotten double genes.. so worth testing just in case. If you know it was a one time mix, the most your dog could be is a carrier which won't have any effect.
carrier basenji to unknown noncarrier... clear or carrier, cannot make an affected
puppies that are carriers bred to a basenji with fanconi gene: some not carriers/clear, some carriers, some affected