Authors Posts by Pippa Mattinson

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.

Puppy Vaccination FAQ and Schedules

Common puppy vaccination questions include: Should I vaccinate my puppy? Doesn’t my puppy get immunity from his mother’s milk? How do puppy vaccinations work? ...

Can Dogs Eat Bones – Are Bones Safe For Your Lab?

If you’ve ever thought about feeding your dog a bone and then caught yourself, you probably asked yourself, “Can dogs eat bones?” Dogs can eat...

Puppy Crying – Tips For Settling New Puppies At Night Or...

Hearing a puppy crying at night can be very distressing for dog owners. Puppies hate to be alone so, when you leave them alone...

Dog Snoring: Why Do Dogs Snore, And Is It Normal?

Dog snoring is something that can be funny or annoying. Often, it is perfectly normal, even in healthy dogs. However dog snoring can be...

Black Spot On Dog’s Tongue – Tongue Spots in Labs and...

Your Lab has a black spot or patch on his tongue. Common belief is that a black spot on dogs’ tongues is a sure...

Labrador Retriever Life Span – How Long Do Labs Live?

The average Labrador Retriever life span is 12 to 12.5 years. Although a recent study suggests that chocolate Labs live shorter lives, at 10.7 years,...

When Do Puppies Stop Biting And How To Cope With A...

Many Labrador parents if asked “When do puppies stop biting?” will answer “Not soon enough!” Being bitten by an 8 week old puppy is...

6 Things to Consider Before Buying a Labrador

There are many things to consider before taking on the responsibility of a Labrador dog. Price is just one of them. And the cost of...

Advice On Raising A Puppy When You Work Full Time

Raising a puppy when you work full time is possible. It involves planning ahead, great routines and some outside help. And a lot of focus...

Silver Lab – The Facts About Silver Labrador Retrievers

The Silver Lab is a variation of the chocolate Labrador, bred to have a gene that dilutes their usual brown coat color. A great companion,...