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He's 10 weeks old, you ARE his world. Hes bonding with you. In a few weeks, it will be about everything else except you. Over the next 2 years, his personality will change lots of times.

Take advantage of the fact that he wants to be with you and teach him to come on command. (every time he comes to you, whether called or not, you should give him lots of praise!) This will certainly come in handy when he reaches the stage where he wants to explore the world around him. Start teaching him sit, down (short 1-2 minute sessions - and make them fun). Next, he will want to play, then he will be exploring, then he will settle for a bit (around 5 months) and then he will get into absolutely everything he can find for about 6-9 months, then he will become more independent and then.......he will settle into a wonderful companion. These are all normal stages for a lab.

As far as not eating when you're not home and he's in his crate, it's fine. I've never had one that did.

Seriously though, I'm not one for clingy dogs, but make the most of this important bonding time. Give him lot's of love back. He is totally being normal.
 
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