Labrador Retriever its the only dog you'll ever need. The dog is one of most willing dogs to learn. All it wants to do is please its owner. And trust me that dog will be more willing and ready to go hunting before you are.
As far as books or videos, ive heard that 'waterdog' is a good video to start off with. I cant really help in this area cuz i work at a kennel, so there is always trainers around, so i dont read or watch any of them.
*Tip: Start early with your dog, but nothing to hard
*Tip: Get your dog from a breeder, nothing else take the pedigree to a kennel most trainers will take a quick glance at it and tell you the ups and downs
*Tip: Puppies need 100% success so dont put them in a situation that will set them up to fail, like "ohh lets see if he can do this......" none of that stuff
*Tip: Patience, Patience, Patience. i cant stress that enough, train at the dogs pace. It may be ready to hunt and it may not be.