About The Training Centre

Dr Mugford established his veterinary referral service for problem pets in 1979 and since then it has gone from strength to strength. Now widely recognised as the UK's premier base for dog training and behaviour, the Centre helps thousands of people and their pets every year with everything from puppy training through to serious behavioural problems or even legal issues regarding their pet!

Meet our new Trainer - Lucy Heath

Lucy Heath & Dogs


Some people may recognise Lucy and her amazing dog Indie as they have performed all over the UK, from smaller dog shows at events and schools, to huge shows at Earls Court, London, and the NEC in Birmingham.

Lucy's personal dog training passion is heelwork to music and she has a huge interest in competitive dog sports, as such she has won many high profile competitions with her Border Collie Indie.  They have appeared on TV, radio, in magazines and newspapers along with Lucy's 4 other dogs Trent, Ash, Foxy and Trip Hazard.  

Before joining the Training and Behaviour Centre, Lucy ran her own successful dog training and dog display team business in Lincolnshire.  After being contacted by Roger Mugford, Lucy decided to move herself, her partner and her five dogs down to leafy Surrey to start a new career path at The Company of Animals. 

Lucy will be running a variety of dog training classes including one to one training sessions, workshops, heelwork to music and agility as well as the much loved puppy training and obedience classes. 

Whilst working at The Company of Animals, Lucy will still be competing at the very top level of the sport in the UK so keep watch on our FB page for what she's up to!  You can also follow Lucy's amazing co-partner Indie at: www.facebook.com/superdogindie

Does the centre only treat dogs?

Whilst the majority of our clients are dogs; we are able to offer advice and help on many species including cats, rabbits and parrots. Our centre 'stooge' dogs and farm animals are always close to hand to help with pets that need socialisation or to learn how to behave around livestock.

Can anyone drop by?

The Centre has always operated an 'open house' policy to all those interested in the welfare and training of animals. Veterinary professionals, rescue centre staff, animal care students, service dog handlers and even school children are among the many visitors who come and 'see practice' with us every year.

Please follow our links to decide which of our extensive services best suits your needs or call to talk to a member of staff who will be happy to discuss your individual requirements.