I like this book, Good Owners, Great Dogs
for the basics and an understanding of what's ahead of you. It's full of anecdotes to make the reading entertaining as well as educational. I strongly feel it is important to know ahead of time what you should do and anticipate how to handle it. To start with, do not allow that cute little bundle of fuzzy wuzziness to do anything now that you won't want a big 70 lb dog to do. (or a little dog either many here will say) S0, no jumping, no barking, no biting.
Oh, and in case no one mentionned it yet. There is a fee for any advice or information anyone on this board provides to you. You owe us at least one picture. Kidding. Sorta. Picture please?