Originally Posted by Lauri & The Gang
As others have said - take her out and WAIT for her to potty then lots of praise and bring her back inside.
Once inside the puppy should either be in a crate or your wife should be 100% aware of where the pup is at all times. The easiest way to do this is to put the puppy on leash and have your wife attach the other end of the leash to her waist.
When a puppy has an accident in the house it's not the puppy's fault - it's the HUMANS fault for not watching the puppy.
That's why we call it house training
. They don't come into your lives as Rin Tin Tin. It will be hard work and house training is the lesser job even.
To know if you are doing things right, you should be willing to trade places with your dog.