I am a new member and thankfully I ran across this site, I look forward to learning a lot from the members here. I have owned 2 black labs in the past and sadly they both died, one from old age and the other one getting hit by a car trying to make it to a female that was in heat. After a few years I find that I have a love of labs that I just can't help which I'm sure all of you can relate to. My 2 labs I had, I sent them to retriever school but I am going to buy a new pup and attempt to train it myself. I know just enough about training to make me dangerous😀 I ordered the book 10 minute retriever by John Dahl, I was wondering if that was a good book to teach basic fundamentals as I have never attempted to train a dog. I apologize for this post being so long but I just wanted to give enough info to get the best responses from people who know more than I do. So, thank you in advance and I look forward to hearing from you.