I'm looking for a chocolate lab to add to my family and was set on getting a puppy from a breeder but am considering adopting a rescue dog. As I would love to rescue a dog in need, my concern is that if I get a dog that is a year or two old, it will never see me as it's master and we will never have that bond or give me that loyalty that you would from raising a newborn puppy. Also, I fear that I will be taking a risk of this dog having some bad habits that I can't break. Any advice, input, experiences or suggestions would be appreciated. I need a dog I can trust. I do a lot of outdoor activities a want a dog I can eventually trust off the leash. Thanks!!!