@acrook Hi. Perhaps your problem is solved (?). If not, we put a towel over her enclosed crate (wire one was too uncomfortable for her), use a white noise machine and play Baroque music to soothe her (recommended by Colorado Basenji Rescue). It works (and yes, we do have to use ALL of these methods). We make sure she is warm and we have a routine as to when she is put to bed, let out, fed, etc. Have not had a Basenji pup but a Samoyed pup (10 weeks). With him, I put an alarm clock close by (made him believe it was Mommies heartbeat) but also a stuffed animal. Cannot do this with a Basenji as they will destroy it.
We have a Basenji female we rescued @ four (4) years old who has always slept in a crate (we tried moving her to a bedroom uncrated but it caused her to be aggressive (she tried to become the 'Alpha' female of our household.)
I agree with letting not ANY pet sleep with you. You are not only sleeping with your pet but also sleeping with anything which they might be bringing into your bed. Also, what about YOUR intimacy? No one seems to have discussed that but to me, it is EXTREMELY important.
This little 20lb female is SO jealous of us just holding hands that we absolutely cannot have her sleeping in the bedroom and she is absolutely one of the most beautiful Basenji's CBR has ever seen (she seems to know that!).