Re: Can I move crate to the basement?
I'd do the opposite..I'd bring the crate into the bedroom. Youre dealing with separation anxiety here, she knows youre close by and cant get to you. If you move the crate downstairs, she'll still feel anxious b/c she's not near you at all.
You've got a Vizsla there, and we know they like us. She knows youre on the other side of that door, and the separation makes her anxious. Take her crate in the room, and see what happens.
If you need to remind yourself when to potty her thru the nite come up with a different way, maybe set your alarm so you can whisk her outside before she even realizes she needs to go! Dont forget heap lots of praise, and lots of kisses.
People get confused about crate training..its not a punishment ....it;s just giving them (and you) space, but it doesnt need to devolve into a control struggle, which yours is fast becoming.
Try the crate in the room, close to the bed.
......everything else is just a dog.