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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.

Walking Your Labrador on a Loose Leash

This is a simple technique for walking your Labrador on a loose leash. Everywhere you go, you will see dogs on leads. Some of those...

Click for Quiet

We looked at noisy Labradors in a recent article And I said I would show you a technique to reduce noise by reinforcing silence That is...

My Labrador Won’t Eat His Food Any More

Has your dog gone off his food?  Is your Labrador refusing to eat  his dinner? There are many reasons why a dog or puppy might...

Noisy Labradors: getting to the root of the problem

Some breeds of dog are naturally more noisy than others. But on the whole, noise is not the communication method of choice for dogs. Dogs...

Labrador Puppies: When Biting Gets Out of Hand!

Biting is a big problem for many new puppy owners. The power of a Labrador puppy's bite can be a real shock if you have...

Common Myths About Labrador Health Testing

It is hard for experienced Labrador owners to believe, but there are still puppy buyers out there,  purchasing Labrador puppies every week,  who do...

The Three Rs of Labrador Puppy Education

Labrador puppies are adorable.But they can also be a lot of trouble! Educating a puppy takes time and patience. Sometimes it can feel as...

Introducing Your Labrador To The New Baby

Bringing a new baby home is an amazing experience. It is also a daunting and exhausting one. A Labrador in the house can complicate things...

Is A Rescue Labrador Right For You?

I have written a number of articles about, and in support of, Labrador rescue organisations on this website. But lately I have been hearing more...

Too Young to Leave Mum: When Can Puppies Leave Their Mothers

There have been an increasing number of comments on The Labrador Site lately from people wanting help with extremely young puppies. I am sure those...