We at Moonlighter Labs are often asked "what happens to our puppy from the time its born, 
until they're ready to go a 7 weeks of age?". 

First and foremost my puppy training remains the same whether they wind up in an apartment
 in Chicago, Minneapolis St-Paul, on a 600 acre farm, or even  a home in the city or the country.....

CONSISTENCY IT THE KEY! I TRAIN ALL PUPPIES FROM BIRTH UNTIL ~7 WEEKS OF AGE. SEE 
THE BELOW GENERAL EXPLANATIONS ON WHAT HAPPENS EACH WEEK IN A PUPPY'S 
7 WEEK WEANING PERIOD HERE AT MOONLIGHTER'S.

We will generalize at this point......
PUPPY TRAINING      
1. When Lab puppies are born, they are born only with their sense of smell       so they can find their mothers to nurse. At about 10-12 days they open 
    their eyes and get their hearing. I start whistling softly. This is the start of 
    their whistle training. 

2. At about ~3 weeks, I begin to wean them away from their mothers. I fix 
    them a batch of my "patended" puppy mush. 

3 At 4-5 weeks old, I introduce them to duck/pheasant wing scents from my 
   game farm. 

4 Also at 4-5 weeks old and if there are warmer pond water temperatures, I 
   introduce them to water retrieving.

5. At 5-6 weeks old, their personalities emerge. By then I've got them 
    whistle trained, almost on solid food, OK around gunfire, and very 
    interested in game bird scents. 

6. Again we don't allow any puppy visits until they receive their first 
    vaccinations at 6 - 6 1/2 weeks of age. At at 7 weeks they're ready for 
    their new homes. If certain people are seeking a pup with a certain 
    personality, I see these pups everyday for 49 days. I can steer people 
    toward 2-3 pups to help in your decision

All our puppies are extremely well-socialized as they have daily contact from my wife and myself, as well as many of the neighborhood children. 

I've gotten many e-mails and letters with pictures from our puppy buyers which state "because of your training, our dog is hunting in their first year", versus the second year which is normally when its time.

ONE OF OUR MOONLIGHTER LABRADOR'S PUPPIES SHALL DO WHATEVER YOU WISH OF THEM. IF YOU WANT THEM TO HUNT, THEY RECEIVE THE BASICS FROM ME. IF YOU WANT THEM TO BE A HOUSE PET, NO PROBLEMS THERE EITHER. 
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 WATER  RETRIEVING TRAINING - ~4 WEEKS OLD
 FOOD, FOOD ! 3 1/2 WEEKS
PUPS AT 3 WEEKS
     EATING MUSH
YELLOW LAB FEMALE      PUP - 1 DAY OLD
  WHOLE LITTER-START WATER RETRIEVING  TRAINING
 AND WHISTLE TRAINING AT 
             ~4  WEEKS
      GAME BIRD TRAINNG AT 5-6 WEEKS OLD
      OUR PUPS ARE CHILD TESTED TOO!
    END RESULT WE HOPE TO SEE BY RN'S    TRAINING  - DIESEL HUNTING AT 1 YO
              PATRICK AND MAVERICK
PATRICK "YA MAVERICK,  I KINDA LIKE YOU TOO."
  MAVERICK SEZ  "I AM WATCHING  OVER MY KINGDOM"
                    LILLIAN AND HER BEST BUDDY, MURPHY