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Pippa Mattinson

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Pippa Mattinson is the best selling author of several books on dogs. She is the founder of the Labrador Site and a regular contributor. She is passionate about helping people enjoy their Labradors and lives in Hampshire with her husband and four dogs.

Should You Wash Your Hands After Petting A Dog

From a health and safety perspective it makes perfect sense to wash your hands after handling a pet. But our dogs usually...

Labrador Retriever Lifespan – How Long Do Labs Live?

The average Labrador Retriever lifespan is 12 to 12.5 years. Although a recent study suggests chocolate Labs...

Can Dogs Eat This? Foods You Can Safely Share (And Some...

Sharing is caring right? Well not always. There are plenty of human foods that are not good for dogs,...

Pippa’s Big Guide To The Best Puppy Toys You Can Buy

The best puppy toys for Labs and other large breed dogs have to be really tough to last more than a few...

A Different Perspective: Rottweiler vs Labrador

Labs and Rottweilers are both high energy breeds that need plenty of exercise and thorough training. If you are not...

The Springador: Beauty And Boundless Energy, But Is This The Dog...

The Springador is a medium sized, energetic, mixed breed dog. It’s a cross between a Labrador Retriever and an...

The Chocolate Chronicles – Unwrapping The Truth About Your Dog’s Favorite...

Chocolate poisoning in dogs is not uncommon. Yet not every dog will be poisoned by eating chocolate. This often...

Your 5 Month Old Puppy: Milestones, Training, and Behavior Guide

A 5 month old puppy is a young dog hovering on the brink of maturity. And yet still in...

How To Leash Train A Labrador

If you want to know how to leash train a Labrador, you’re in the right place. In this complete guide...

6 Month Old Lab – Your Puppy Questions Answered

Your 6 month old Lab has nearly reached their adult height, but they are still scrawny. All legs and giant feet, often...