Pippa Mattinson is the founder of the UK’s national gundog graded training scheme, and a director of the Gundog Trust. She has an honours degree in zoology and a special interest in canine behaviour.

Pippa has over thirty years’ experience of training dogs and is the author of Total Recall and the Gundog Club’s popular graded training books. Total Recall, published in Sept 2012, is a complete and force-free recall training programme for puppies and adult dogs.

The Happy Puppy Handbook, published by Ebury Press, was published in April 2014 and is packed with everything you need to know as a puppy owner. The Labrador Handbook: the definitive guide to training and caring for your labrador followed in October 2015. This book provides an in-depth guide to raising your labrador, making for a contented owner and a happy dog.

Pippa is a keen supporter of modern science based dog training methods and is passionate about helping people to enjoy their dogs.