I am adopting a 15 month old lab. She is coming from a “trainer” who didn’t train her. Said trainer seems to have had no clue about the nature of a young lab. I’ve met the dog and worked with her and she is eager to please and quick to pick up commands. However, she was not taught even basics like stay and come. I have trained three dogs using Richard Wolter’s books Family Dog and Water Dog. I read the thread about how everyone feels about him. Two of the dogs I trained were labs, one a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. One of my labs was head strong, rebellious and difficult to train. He never quite learned whistle signals and although he had a good hunting instinct, just wouldn’t quite complete tasks to my liking. My other two dogs were easy to train and eager to please and compliant. This new dog, Bree, seems to have that temperament as well. I have no intention of field trialing this new dog and have no idea whether or not she is gun shy. At most, she might pick up some birds or rabbits we shoot. I own ducks, but would rather teach her to herd and protect rather than retrieve them. My question is what are the new training resources everyone was talking about in the Wolters thread? I want her to learn to be a good citizen as a family dog, probably work her as a therapy dog (my Cavalier is a therapy dog) and teach her some hunting/ retrieving skills. Our property is large and I want to be able to use whistle and hand signals from a distance. Thank you in advance for your suggestions. I’m a little nervous about starting with a 15 month old dog.