Laughed out loud just reading the title. Had many a pup over the years, they are precious, just like a baby they keep you busy. We always had big dogs too and training was never an issue, all trained by 10 weeks, and our Shar-pei/boxer, never once had an accident in the house, I am serious. I just took her out immediately after eating and immediately after waking and whenever she started to sniff and walk a little funny. lol
Enjoy that pup! I never crated and had no trouble, but any dog with lab in them should be crated, they love to play and chew with everything!