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Am acquiring a lab’ pup from working stock,  and would be grateful if anyone could recommend some good books on the training of gun dogs and or labs  specifically. 
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It might be a few years old now but dogs are still dogs and I think Peter Moxon got it about right, his books are worth a look, but I am sure you will get lots of other recommendations.

You can pick a second hand copy up for little money…https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/1905481786

Good luck with the training when it starts. :good:

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I have a copy of in the bag by Margaret Allen. Has been used to good effect on my two. Better for early stages training. 

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Retriever training - Susan Scales - was recommended to me by a field trialler and judge when I bought my first lab and gundog off him 11 years ago. 

Training the Working Labrador - Jeremy Hunt was highly recommended on a gundog group I was on. 

 

I wouldn't both with loads and loads of books... I have so many now but the basics are the basics. I found a lesson with someone who really knows what they're doing far more valuable. 

 

Depending what you want to do, I would find a decent trainer and try to get a lesson or two even whilst the pup is young. Many people will make mistakes and create habits or issues in the dog for months and months before going to a trainer to "sort it" ... its far far far easier if you can avoid those bad habits starting in the first place. 

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