Canine Master Radio Show Episode #2 - Interview with Dr. Roger Mugford
(World-renowned animal psychologist, trainer, behaviorist and product developer and recent recipient of the prestigious WPA Lifetime Achievement Award)
As Britain's leading animal psychologist and a pioneer in behavioral therapy, Dr. Mugford's career has lead him to train the Queen's corgis and speak on behalf of animal welfar in courts across the world. "Everything Roger does puts the welfare of the animal first. His life is dedicated to making pets lives better through positive reinforcement and strenghtening the human-animal bond. This is directly reflected in his taining and his products," comments Michael Lasky, former WPA chairman and current board member.
Dr. Mugford is a prolific author, educator and animal welfare advocate. In 1979 he founded the Animal Behaviour Centre in Surrrey, UK, a referral service for veterinary surgeouns and their clients with problem pets. More than 80,000 pets have benefited from the Centre's services to date. That same year, he founded
The Company of Animals brand where he invented and developed a range of products that have revolutionized the way people train thier pets. The HALTI head collar and Pet Corrector auditory training tool are among the exemplary products frequently copied by competitors but unmatched in quality or effectiveness.
Dr. Mugford is also a Dogs For The Disabled patron, Cancer & Bio-detection Dogs trustee and 2005's Blue Cross Welfare Award recipient. Proud to maintain a link with his Devonshire farming heritage, he resides in Roxbury Farm where he personally cares for a herd of 870 purebred South Devon cattle, 100 sheep, horses, llamas and more.
"Roger continues to make significant contributions to the betterment of pets all over the world and we cannot think of a more deserving individual to receive the WPA Lifetime Achievement Award, continues Lasky. His interests in the pet industry are for the pets themselves. He's a trainer and behaviorist first, and a product developer out of necessity; as such, his products are regarded as the most humane and effective available."
The Company of Animals Pet Corrector
The Pet Corrector emits a blast of compressed air, ideal for interrupting undesirable behaviors. Many animals use a 'hiss' sound to ward off predators and the Pet Corrector mimics this sound creating a natural deterrent. Ensure that you reward your dog immediately once the behavior has ceased. You control the blast so you know the timing of your corrections will always be right. A free training guide is included with helpful tips and key do's and don'ts. It is important that the Pet Corrector is used cautiously and responsibly, so as not to traumatize or frighten your dog.
Typical uses include: Unwanted barking, jumping up, stealing food, place avoidance and aggression
The Company of Animals Halti Headcollars
The patented Halti headcollar, designed by Dr. Roger Mugford, gives you total control when walking your dog.
- Calms boisterous dogs.
- Simplifies training.
- Restrains biters.
- Reduces fears.
- Reforms fighters.
- Assists with restraining dog during veterinarian or grooming visits.
- Calms hysterical car travelers.
The Company of Animals Green Interactive Feeder
A new, revolutionary way to slow down fast eaters and offer dogs a unique, fun and challenging game. This "green" bowl simulates grass to naturally encourage dogs to eat slowly and reduce the risk of indigestion. Simply scatter the desired amount of food across the Green and watch dogs "work" to push the food out between the many blades of grass with their tongue or paw. It's mentally stimulating for the dog to instinctively hunt for food in this way and the result is a happier and healthier dog.
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