I treat Chloe like a child while she is still a puppy but that could also be because I don't have any kids of my own yet so she is like my first child. I'm sure once she gets older she will just become my best friend
So I looked up some info about weimaraner breed and their tempers and training is very similar to that of a black lab so you actually lucked out as far as breed mix goes Congrats on your new best friend and most of the training techniques for labs found here should help you with your breed. As mentioned patience and praise works best for these dogs. They work best with verbal direction both negative and positive (for reinforcing bad behavior and praising good behavior). Both these cross breeds are smart dogs and should not be too much of a problem to train. You can start her young on just about anything.
What we do with Chloe with anything we want to teach her is show her what we want while saying it enough times until she can do it on her own. She picked up the basics very quickly and these past few weeks she has picked up even more at a quicker rate. If they don't get something right away (even a few weeks) don't get frustrated they will eventually learn it and never forget it. Chloe is now 5 months old and she knows sit, stay, down, shake, high five, lie down, off, no, spin, bang and she is in the process of learning heel to the left leg. Good luck and congrats again
We got our little Chloe when she was about 8 weeks old (she is now 5 months) and she also has a lot of energy. From what I've experienced and have read it is perfectly normal for labs to have more energy than the energizer bunny and go "100mph"
Has his behavior has gotten worse since your son was born (congratulations btw) and your job and car changes? If so then I would find an in between from what you used to give him to what you give him now. Labs love destroying things and love continuous entertainment, so if you don't want to spend a lot of money but what to give him more toys to keep him occupied try bones. Chloe loves bones and the bigger ones take her longer to go through. Also she loves anything other than her toys (like sticks, rocks, boxes, plastic bags etc.) We usually designate certain boxes for her where she can't have others so she doesn't assume that every box that comes into sight is hers. We also crushed a gallon milk bottle and she has yet to destroy it completely but loves it. Try this new entertainment and see how his energy levels go (other than the natural crazy lab nature) so you don't stress yourself with all you have to juggle just yet.
I'm not picky on the job I get I just wanna be there with them and help. I worked at a vet when I was in high school and did the kennel cleaning position so I'll be used to that too and I consider myself a strong enough person to walk the dogs and help them learn to walk on a leash too. I went to grab an application last week and talked to one of the lassies about how excited I was. I like learning about all dogs but especially about labs to help Chloe grow into a happy sweet pup