The best place for your puppy’s bed is a draught-free corner of the kitchen. Kitchens tend to be warm and to have washable floors. Remember the bed is your puppy’s refuge, so keep young children away from it, and never allow a tired puppy to be dragged out of bed to play as your pet is not a toy!
On the first few nights in your home, expect your puppy to whimper. Before you go to bed, play with your puppy to induce sleep. After the first few nights, the pup should settle quite happily. Also take your pet out to the garden to spend a penny (with plenty of praise when it happens).
If you do have problems with your puppy making noise, you should not go to them. It is difficult, but if you ignore them they will learn to settle themselves much more quickly. Giving any attention will be seen by the puppy as a reward and they will continue to make noise. It may be best to speak to your neighbours before bringing the puppy home, make them aware that for the first few nights the puppy may howl, but this should resolve quickly