do you know if he was crated in his previous home?
How long have you had him?
Strange that he shuts up if he hears you on the first floor, I would "think" hearing you moving around would get him going vs quiet..
Can you put his crate on the 1st floor instead of the basement?? I know you said your bedroom isn't feasible, but maybe try the 1st floor , even if its only temporary..
Have you left him home alone? Same behavior in the crate? (just wondering if you can hear him carrying on when you leave, or how is he when you return??)
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