Meet the Team

Our team is the backbone of our business. Each individual member plays an integral part to the smooth running of the company. With years of experience running through our team of staff it ensures the service we provide is of the highest quality.
Dr Roger Mugford

Dr Roger Mugford

Founder

Dr Roger Mugford is a psychologist and farmer who introduced the concept of behavioural therapy to the veterinary profession by founding The Animal Behaviour Centre in 1979. Since then, his referral practice is seen as the leading authority in the field and has seen more than 50,000 pets. He invented the Halti headcollar plus other training and reward based behaviour aids distributed by the Company of Animals. Roger continues to invent and innovate better ways to live with and enjoy companion animals, tasked within two research groups “Animal Insights Limited” (incorporating the world renowned Animal Behaviour Centre) and Canine Cognition Limited. The latter invests in and supports the US-based enterprise PupPod LLC , which is developing clever learning and training systems for dogs.

 

Andrew Groom

Andrew Groom

Product Development Manager

Andrew is responsible for research and product development; he has previously spent many years in senior roles in veterinary pharmaceuticals, equipment and pet product retail. Previous companion animal commercial roles and animal science qualifications equip Andrew and his team to develop and advance great brands such as Halti, Clix, Baskerville and Pet Head both in the UK and the rest of the world. He and his partner Fiona share an enthusiasm of the outdoors and a passion for animal rescue; their current menagerie of rescue animals includes; horses, dogs, cats, tortoises & an assortment of fish.

Harry Mugford

Harry Mugford

Product Development Administrator

Harry works under a newly formed sub division that sits within the wider business portfolio of Company of Animals called Animal Insights. He works amongst a small team of behavioural experts including his dad and founder of Company of Animals, Roger Mugford, where they collectively uncover new ground in the development of pet training products. He is also responsible for creating some of the photography/videography marketing material for the business and enjoys fostering rescue dogs that come into the farm, before helping them find their new home.