The First Night
If you're hoping that the first night your new dog is home will be quiet and restful, here's the bad news. Your new dog will most likely cry howl, bark, and even gnash its teeth on the crate. The good news, however, is that this period usually doesn't last long with the adult dog. Adult wieners seem to adapt to their new surroundings much more quickly than young puppies, or at least they don't seem to be quite as upset about sleeping alone in their crates.
Even if your new dachsie is relatively calm and quiet, expect to walk him once or twice during the night so that he can relieve himself. Nervousness and anxiety can wreak havoc with a dog's urges and needs. As the dog becomes more accustomed to you and your home, and he begins to eat and drink on a more regular schedule, you can anticipate sleeping through the night soon.
Some adult dogs have never been in a crate before and will express anxiety about being put in one. To help your dog adjust, throw treats into the open crate to encourage her to go inside. Feed your dachsie in her crate so she associates good things with it, and when you shut the door with her inside, make sure she has a favorite toy or chew.