This is my first time owning a dog of my own. In the past I have always owned cats, but my two 20 year old kitties passed away last year. My husband works out of town and I wanted to have some company in the house so I now have a chocolate lab puppy named Tillie. She is 6 months old and a real handful! She loves the snow, which we have gotten a lot of this year. She loves to jump around and burrow into the snow piles. I was not aware that labs liked the cold, but Tillie seems to like to go out on the porch and just sit in the fresh air even if it's below zero. I am looking forward to reading more in the forums about training, because I'm having some trouble with it and I'm getting a little frustrated.