Robert I'll second the suggestion for Retrievers Online magazine. You would learn a great deal for it. Contact Dennis Vought through his website or via pm on rtf. He is based in Ontario CN but winters in Georgia or Florida.
I would suggest you get at least the past full 5 years of back issues. Ask Dennis to include the issues which had the series of puppy training articles.
You will thoroughly enjoy Retrievers Online.
Most all the info you seek about how we do things will be addressed.