My opinion, nothing more. Spend the money on a started lab. Get one with basic obedience, collar conditioned, and force fetched. It should be doing singles and doubles. The breeder and/or local club should help you learn to "drive"/"run" your dog. Don't buy into the puppy bonding stuff. My dog was 1 year old when I got him and he was the dog of a lifetime. Expect to spend around $2000. I know it's a lot up front, but a well bred puppy will run $1000 plus or minus 200. A started dog will have pro training on it and the basic obedience will make having the dog in the house and around kids a lot easier and a joy when the dog listens to you. My $0.02.