Hey Paul, I've had Jessie home for a week now OMG, just getting through the first week or two will try your patients, especially if your and old fart like me.
I am going to a puppy school here in Frisco when she's 12 weeks for hard core obedience.
If you are broke, YouTube is your friend for training tips. If you got deep pockets and don't want your dog for 6 months, find a great PRO to train, it will be done right.
It seems there are many things labs are being trained for these days
1. Hunting birds of course
2. Shed antler hunting
3. tracking, blood, game, etc.
All will have different techniques.
With their inherited scenting quality, they will be good at all.
It all starts with obedience. If they won't do what you want, when you want, chuk everything else.
Congrats on the new friend, just be prepared for the first couple weeks, not all that much fun
"I ain't here for a long time, I'm here for a good time"
King George Strait