Something to consider trying - put a blanket over his crate (at home and abroad) if you don't already. That may mask some of the difference Watson is feeling in a new environment. It certainly settles our guys down when they go in their crates.'Ello fellow basset slaves/huminz/lovers... A couple of questions:
1. We bring his crate (where he sleeps every night at home for 8-10 hours without any problems) for him to sleep in at the friends' houses. The first night we're there, without fail, is a sleepless night. He whines and cries all night long and can't settle. The other nights are no problem, but the first night is miserable for everyone.