Keeping my 6 mo. old chocolate busy and out of trouble is challenging. She has boundless energy. I'm lucky to have a wonderful breeder nearby who offers doggie daycare where she can run and play with dogs (under careful supervision). This gives her a chance to play all day while we do errands, etc. It's a win/win situation. So, if you have a rambunctious Lab, I highly recommend finding a reliable doggie daycare facility. It will give you peace of mind that your baby is being well cared for while you work, run errands or just relax.