Dr Roger Mugford, from the Company of Animals has received his second Lifetime Achievement Award within six months, this time picking up the accolade at the PetQuip Awards on Sunday. In March the honour was bestowed on him by the World Pet Association.
Roger said at a special PetQuip Awards party at Telford International Centre: ““I was gobsmacked. I was sitting with my friends enjoying a wonderful evening and then the Lifetime Achievement was announced. Everyone on the team had managed to keep it a secret. I was astonished and delighted. It’s a great honour to be recognised in this way.”
As Britain’s leading animal psychologist and a pioneer in behavioural therapy, Dr. Mugford’s career has led him to train the Queen’s corgis and speak on behalf of animal welfare in courts across the world.
Dr. Mugford is a prolific author, educator and animal welfare advocate. In 1979 he founded The Animal Behaviour Centre in Surrey, a referral service for veterinary surgeons and their clients with problem pets. More than 80,000 pets have benefitted 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 their pets. The HALTI head collar and Pet Corrector® auditory training tool are among his 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 at Ruxbury Farm where he personally cares for a herd of 70 purebred South Devon cattle, 100 sheep, horses, llamas and of course dogs!