If you have a lab that points, its broken. send it back.
In my opinion, have owned and hunted over labs for at LEAST..... 4 years. Okay, I am on my first lab still. the upland hunting was much easier and more natural then waterfowling. I have a female that is attached to my hip 24/7 so getting her to work close upland hunting was teaching her that sometimes its okay to wonder out more then 15 yards. Once she had basic obedience down, I took her out upland hunting. About 30 minutes in, she nearly fell over a partridge that flushed about 10 yards out, I shot it, she saw it fall. A clicked B, B equalled C. and she figured out all on her own if she finds these feathery things that smell like this, the dufus behind her will shoot them with the bang bang stick, and she'll be able to play fetch. I hunt with lots of guys with all different kinds of dogs, IMO, a lab is one of the best for upland hunting in the type of cover we hunt in the northeast.