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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.

Top 10 Things To Buy For Your New Puppy

It is a lot of fun shopping for your new Labrador puppy, but puppy gear can be expensive! I’ve...

Puppy Blues: Coping With Post Puppy Depression

When I first wrote about post puppy depression some years ago, I think people were much less aware of...

Is Your Lab Obsessed With Food? Here’s Why (And Why That’s...

This is Bonnie. She’s just over a year old, and food is her life!  And I mean her whole...

My Labrador won’t swim!

This is far more common than people might think. Not all Labs like water, at least not to begin with. But all...

Trick Training: A Fun Activity To Share With Your Lab

Some people look down their noses at those that teach their dogs tricks. I know...

Why Do Labs Eat Everything?

The Labrador as a breed is famous for their appetite. And there is a genetic reason why many Labs are greedy. Unfortunately...

Should you send your Labrador away to be trained?

I understand how tempting it can be,  especially if you are struggling with your Labrador, to send them away to ‘boarding school’ and let...

Should I Have My Labrador Castrated?

Having your  male Labrador castrated is a common choice. Many veterinarians recommend you have this procedure carried out on your pet at...

Silver Lab – The Facts About Silver Labrador Retrievers

Nothing starts a lively conversation among Labrador fans quite so quickly as the topic of silver Labs! Silver Labradors are basically chocolate...

When To Take The Cone Off Your Dog After Neutering

Most dogs, my own included, really dislike wearing a cone. And the chances are, you’ll be hoping to get rid of the...