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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.

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...

Let Your Puppy Off The Lead!

Letting your puppy off the lead for the first time can be scary. What if he runs away? What if he won't come back? These are all...

How To Stop Your Labrador Eating Everything

No-one likes to see a Labrador wearing a muzzle. But owning a Labrador that has a passion for consuming everything, including trash, can be a...

5 Rules For A Successful Labrador Puppy Recall

Puppyhood is the right time to start recall training. You can establish a great recall with your Labrador puppy if you follow a few key...

How to stop your Labrador snatching in six easy steps

In this article, I'm going to show you how to stop your Labrador snatching. This simple training technique is for friendly but greedy dogs that...

Faking It! A Labrador Training Strategy

So many times in Labrador training,  we get to a point where the dog behaves impeccably at home,  then 'runs riot' when we take...

Can Labradors Do Agility?

In order to answer the question in the title of this article, I am very proud to introduce you to Chase. You’ve no doubt seen...