Nice looking pup. We've had a number of labs and goldies over the years as hunting dogs. When they are young we always had them take their breaks and overnight sleeps in the crate. Throw a biscuit in the crate and put the pup in. Won't be long before he/she will be standing at the crate door waiting to get in.
Our current lab is a small British yellow lab about 50-55 lbs. Great dog. Much easier to lift into the crate to go bird hunting.
Good luck with your pup.
Good looking dog, looks like he is going to be a pretty good size boy.
I am a big lab guy, pretty much had at least one around since I was born. Between my parents and myself I think we have had 9. I currently have a 12 year old white lab and my parents have a 7 year old english chocolate Remington. Jake was always a lean and tall dog until he got older and packed on a few pounds. Remington on the other hand is short and stocky and answers to pork chop thanks to me. LOL