My questions are,
do you think I will be able to handle a basenji puppy on my own for that period of time? Or should a wait for my girlfriend to move in?
You can do it on your own.
would you be able to get a basenji to pee on an outdoor fake grass patch?
Yes, but you have to be consistent
tips for taking care of a basenji in Canada? (All I could really find was to our a jacket on them)
sweaters and boots. Try to find a mall or indoor walking facility, Basenjis need lots of exercise.
does anybody take their basenji camping? I know they can't be trusted off lead with their recall.
I don’t trust my Basenji off leash yet, but he has been camping and does very well. Get a long leash so your puppy can explore under supervision.