I have a new bassett, he is eight weeks old. He constantly whines and tries to scratch his back right flank. We have flea bathed him, bathed him in conditioning shampoo and put flea medication on him. He has no fleas and the skin does not appear red. Also, he is scared of the dark (is this normal). I love this little guy, I have waited for years to get a bassett, however he is just like having a new baby, he cries constantly, is scared of the dark and wants someone holding him constantly. Is this normal and will it get any better.