It’s a wonderful experience to have a Labrador Retriever puppy. Puppies are naturally curious, playful, and very affectionate. Owning a puppy can be a very rewarding task, but it does require a large measure of responsibility. Just like small children, puppies need constant attention as well as attentive care. Once you adopt a puppy, you become that puppy’s replacement mother, and are responsible for teaching your puppy all of the necessary skills for surviving in the outside world.