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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.

Labrador Puppy or Rescue Dog?

When you decide to welcome a new Labrador into your home, there are a lot of decisions to be made. Whether to take home a...

Socializing An Adult Labrador

In an ideal world every Labrador puppy will have a perfect start in life. But in the real world things are not always perfect. In addition...

Which Type of Labrador Makes the Best Pet: Work...

There are two very different types of Labrador Retriever, but which is best as a pet? And which type of Labrador is the right...

How To Stop Your Labrador Pestering You

It is not uncommon for people to have their relaxation completely ruined by a Labrador which persistently pesters them. Pestering takes many forms. Some dogs poke...

My Labrador Still Won’t Stop Pulling!

You have tried everything. Walking up and down, round in circles,  standing still, food, toys. Nothing works. Your Labrador is still dragging you along in his wake,...

Your questions about Labradors

Pippa explains how you can get your questions answered quickly The Labrador Site is now one of the busiest pet blogs on the internet. We have...

Genetic Testing For Labradors

Over the last few years a range of genetic tests have sprung up. These tests were created to help Labrador breeders determine whether their breeding...

Interview with professional dog photographer Andy Biggar

If you have joined the Labrador Site's Facebook Page,  you will have noticed some stunning photographs by professional dog photographer Andy Biggar. Andy kindly agreed...

Should you dominate your Labrador puppy?

I read a post on a forum recently by someone that had been advised to dominate or pin down,  their eleven week old Labrador...

How to Cope With an Excitable Labrador

In this article we look at the peak age for excitable behaviour in Labradors, and offer you some tips for coping with your lively...