For many new puppy
owners, house-training is the first order of business, after lots of cuddling. It is also the first hurdle encountered by new puppy owners. The good news is that, unless the new puppy was previously confined for long periods in dirty living conditions, she will naturally tend to avoid doing her "business" in places where she must sleep or eat. This instinct is important when it comes to house-training. It's also one of the reasons for acclimating your puppy to a crate, or some other small area for times when she can't be supervised.
For more information, please read How to House-Train Your Puppy