BIOGRAPHY - Dr Roger Mugford
Dr Mugford obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology and Psychology in 1968, followed by a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from the University of Hull in 1973, where he studied aggression in animals. Subsequently, he studied at the University of Pennsylvania in the USA and began research on the behavior of dogs and cats, again with a particular interest in their social and aggressive behavior.
After 9 years' full time research with Mars Inc. who manufacture pet foods, Roger began an applied referral practice (at The Animal Behaviour Centre, Surrey, UK) to service the needs of veterinary surgeons and their clients having problems with their pets. In the 32 years of this practice, more than 80,000 pets have been seen, in the UK, France and elsewhere.
Dr Mugford is widely known in the veterinary profession and beyond for his work in animal behavioral therapy and is a frequent contributor to International Symposia, books, radio and TV programs about dogs and cats. In particular, he is generally regarded as an authority on aggression in dogs. On several occasions each year, Roger teaches applied animal behavior at veterinary schools such as the 5 British Veterinary Schools, at Hannover, Oslo, Shanghai and Barcelona Vet.Schools.
Dr Mugford has written three books, "Dr. Mugford's Casebook" (Hutchinson 1991) ; "Dog Training the Mugford Way" (Hutchinson 1992) and in 2013 his latest book,” The Perfect Dog” was published by Hamlyn in both N. America and UK.
In addition to his interests in behavior therapy, Roger has invented and commercialised a number of accessories designed to restrain or in other ways improve the behavior of dogs. He is best known for invention of the HALTI headcollar, which was the first of its kind in a new product category. There have been other inventions after the HALTI, such as the CLIX range of training products and more recently important safety accessories for dealing with aggressive dogs : the Pet Corrector sound aerosol and the treat-friendly Baskerville Ultra muzzle.
The Company of Animals was formed in the UK in 1979, but is now represented in over 40 countries. Key markets for their unique training products are across all of Europe ,in Canada, Australia and Japan. In the United States, the company distributed the HALTI via Coastal Pet for almost 20 years, but in 2010 formed a wholly owned LLC subsidiary in Bridgeport Conn. It has seen dramatic growth of all brands in the USA and Roger takes great pleasure in spreading a more gentle and British approach to training dogs in America, where the widespread use of shock collars, choke chains and macho methods still distinguishes the two cultures.
As founder of "The Company of Animals", Roger has near constant contact with owners, trainers, veterinarians and others whose concern is the welfare or reform of problem pets. Both the Animal Behaviour Centre and the Company of Animals are based upon a farm where a wide variety of domestic species are maintained, some for the purpose of animal-assisted psycho-therapy with disabled and learning-impaired visitors.
Dr Mugford is proud to maintain a link with his Devonshire farming heritage and personally takes care of a herd of 70 Pedigree South Devon cattle, 100 sheep, horses, Llamas and more: Ruxbury Farm is a busy and varied place to find work and pleasure amongst animals.
Roger is a Patron to the charity Dogs for the Disabled and a trustee to the charities Medical Detection Dogs and the Pet Care Trust. This work continues his lifelong interest in the Human Animal Bond and the psychological benefits which follow from the company of animals: thus the inspiration for naming the Company of Animals Ltd! Scientific study of the man-animal relationship remains a key interest of Dr Mugford, together with application of new knowledge to the benefit of all but especially for vulnerable and disadvantaged people.
In the last 25 years, Roger has given evidence as an expert in many British Courts and some overseas on matters concerning animal behavior and animal welfare. More cases have involved dogs than any other species, on topics varying from dogs in murder trials, civil damages from injuries by animals, cruelty prosecutions and many cases brought under legislation intended to control dangerous dogs.
PIXIE DUST NATURALS: ORGANIC, VEGAN & CRUELTY-FREE
SKIN AND BODY CARE PRODUCTS CREATED WITH A PURPOSE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Introducing Pixie Dust Naturals, a solution-oriented collection of organic, vegan and cruelty-free bath and beauty care products that are equally elegant in appearance and effective in nature. Invented out of necessity, Pixie Dust Naturals was developed by Michelle Touchstone, a Northern California native who grew up among a plethora of naturals herbs and plants. Now living in Miami, Michelle Touchstone called upon her natural and organic background to produce an enviro-friendly skincare line that wouldn’t aggravate her own sensitive skin and scalp.
Pixie Dust Naturals is passionate about producing products that keep painful and embarrassing conditions such as acne and eczema at bay. The eco-friendly, handcrafted collection is comprised of a variety of natural scents and mixes in artisan beauty and spa soaps, lotions, exfoliators, moisturizers, candles and more. Specifically, Pixie Dust Naturals infuses powerful natural plant botanicals and herbs such as Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) and the fatty acids 3-6-9 found in Borage Oil which is brimming with medicinal properties to help relieve the symptoms of chronic inflammatory conditions.
Developed for normal and sensitive skin alike, the artisan skin collection is completely hand blended and cold processed keeping all nutritive properties inside. Pixie Dust Naturals face creams such as their Bright Eyes & Face Line Defense and Monoi Anti-aging C Cream are both safe for Cancer recovery patients and those in search of a Paraben free skin care line.
Pixie Dust Naturals products are skin balanced and carefully formulated with the highest grade plant extracts, nutrient rich antioxidants ie: Lavender Absolute, Co-q10 and an array of nutritious oils such as Argan, Evening Primrose and Borage Oil, all properties known to help combat the sign of aging by reducing free radical damage.
The collection embraces the natural beauty of the skin and enhances these features with enticing, holistic ingredients free of any Parabens, SLS, Propylene Glycol and harsh chemicals. Vegan Spa Bars, soaps and candles are available in a variety of scents from Dead Sea Mud Spa Bar & Mask to French Lavender to Sakura and Palmerosa, all containing soothing aroma therapy; ideal for unwinding from stress.
Pixie Dust Naturals range in price point from $9.50-$50, making them an affordable, eco-friendly, natural and effective alternative to the chemically-enhanced and induced skin care products most commonly found in the beauty market today. The collection is available online and at numerous locations in South Florida. For additional information on Pixie Dust Naturals please visit www.pixiedustnaturals.com
OLD MOTHER HUBBARD® NATURAL DOG TREATS ADDS
GOURMET OFFERINGS TO THE CUPBOARD
New Gourmet Goodies Line Brings Boutique Bakery Flavors to Heritage Brand
(Tewskbury, Mass. – January 27, 2014) Old Mother Hubbard® is going beyond biscuits and adding three new varieties of artisanal doggie delicacies to the treat mix. Old Mother Hubbard Crispers®, Soft Bakes® and Fruit’ins® combine a variety of tastes and textures that will turn every Fido into a foodie – without a trip to the doggie boutique bakery.
The Old Mother Hubbard Gourmet Goodies line delivers irresistible flavors made with natural ingredients pooches will love. With seven new options to choose from, every day can be a new canine culinary adventure.
Old Mother Hubbard Gourmet Goodies are available in 6 oz. resealable packages for $5.99 in the U.S. in the following varieties:
Crispers: Crunchy, cheesy and savory, Crispers are available in Cheddar, Chicken & Rosemary and Parmesan, Bacon & Tomato.
Soft Bakes: Moist cookies come in three varieties -- Peanut Butter & Carob, Applesauce Oatmeal and Carrot & Pumpkin.
Fruit’ins: Two delicious cookie and fruit layers are available in Honey, Oatmeal & Blueberries and Honey, Apple & Bacon.
“Pet parents have trusted Old Mother Hubbard to give their best friends high-quality, natural dog biscuits, and now they can put that same trust into giving their pooches distinctive treats like those found in dog boutiques,” said Chanda Leary-Coutu, Marketing Communications Manager for Old Mother Hubbard.
Old Mother Hubbard natural dog snacks are available nationwide at pet specialty stores in nationwide and in Canada. To find an authorized retailer, visit http://www.oldmotherhubbard.com/store-locator.aspx.
Old Mother Hubbard® – “Give ‘Em Some Snack Love®”
Since 1926, Old Mother Hubbard, a proud member of the WellPet family of brands, has used the same simple methods to bake our snacks for dogs. Each home-style recipe is carefully crafted from wholesome ingredients that allow dog owners to feel good about giving their dogs a reward that is healthy and heartfelt.
Sweetness from your pet deserves sweetness from our hive. All natural beeswax pulls moisture from the air and feeds the skin while providing a protective barrier from the elements. Subtle scents of Clary Sage and Basil are said to calm, soothe, and focus your pet.
Apply Savannah Bee Doggie and Me Balm to your pets nose, paw-pads, dry spots, hotspots, and sores. Our easy to use applicator is pet tested and pet owner approved. Give your pet the very best in skin care.
Doggie and Me Balm is also perfect for pet owners! Use Doggie and Me Balm on dry human elbows, hands, knees and heels. Doggie and Me Balm is good for you, good for your pets, and good for the bees. Made with 100% all natural ingredients.
Click here to view a complete ingredient list for all Savannah Bee Health and Body Care products.
Dinosaur Digital LLC. Announces PooBagger
Dinosaur Digital LLC.
Eden Prairie, Minnesota — October 19, 2013 — PooBagger® is an easy-to-use apparatus for removing animal waste from your lawn and property. With the PooBagger®, you attach most any household plastic bag or common poo-bag, scoop up the waste, unsnap the bag into the trash. It is a durable, simple and economical solution to dispose of dog or cat waste, goose droppings or any other animal waste that might be preventing your property from being clean and safe.
Delivery and Availability
PooBagger® is available at PooBagger.com, retail pet supply stores and Pet Supply web sites.
PooBagger® is molded of super-strong polymer composite material. Handle grip is made of high-density NPVC foam. Handle extension is black aluminum tubing with die-cast thread and composite plastic hand grip. PooBaggerRing® is made of poly vinyl chloride “PVC” for strength and spring shape memory. Simply snap bag into place with patented PooBaggerRing®, pick up waste and unsnap bag into trash container.
About Dinosaur Digital LLC.
Founded in 2012, Dinosaur Digital LLC. is the umbrella company of products designed to make processes more convenient and eco- friendly.
MOTOROLA Introduces SCOUT 1™ The Digital Wireless Video Pet Monitoring System With Wi-Fi Connectivity and Two-Way Communication
The Wi-Fi connected SCOUT 1™ video camera allows pet owners to view, listen and speak to their pets when away from home. Owners can now check on and communicate with their pet from any location using the secure Monitor Everywhere app on internet compatible viewing devices such as a computer, tablet or smart phone.
Given the choice, most pet owners would prefer to have their pets with them at all times. But in most cases this is simply not an option. For those pet parents who cannot always be there, Motorola has created the next best thing, the SCOUT 1 digital wireless interactive video pet monitoring system. This system allows pet owners to watch, listen and communicate with their pets from virtually anywhere 24 hours a day.
“The SCOUT 1 Wi-Fi Monitor is a great way to stay connected with your pet,” said Jordan Riggs, President of Binatone North America. “You could be in the next room, at work, or out for the evening and this system allows you to check in and make sure that everything is OK. Whether you have an ailing cat, a new parrot, or a mischievous puppy – you can keep an eye on them wherever you go. The camera even has a built in intercom that also allows you to speak to your furry or feathered friend, enabling you to reassure an anxious pet or admonish bad behavior.”
The MOTOROLA SCOUT 1 is a self-contained video camera that can be placed on any flat surface. When connected via Wi-Fi to a wireless home router, users can access the camera via the secure Monitor Everywhere (ME) app on any internet enabled device. The ME app enables users to control the pan, tilt, and zoom of the camera; view video; and communicate via
two-way audio in “Walkie-Talkie” mode.
MOTOROLA Scout 1
Features of the MOTOROLA SCOUT 1 include:
• Remote monitoring via smartphone, tablet, or computer
• Free Monitor Everywhere app
• WiFi 802.11b/g/n connectivity
• Remotely controlled, motorized pan and tilt of camera
• Digital zoom
• Two-way audio communication (Walkie Talkie mode)
• Infrared night vision
• Image snapshot / video recording
• Room temperature monitoring alert
• Pre-recorded soothing pet sounds
• Connect and view up to four cameras in multiple rooms
“The SCOUT 1 gives you peace of mind when you can’t be with your pets,” added Riggs. “It is a great way to stay connected with your pets when you are away from home.”
The SCOUT 1 and a full line of indoor & outdoor monitors are available at PetSmart locations nationwide. For more information about the MOTOROLA SCOUT 1 please visit the website at www.motorola.com.
About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people's lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.
About Binatone Electronics International Limited
Binatone was established in 1958 and is headquartered in Hong Kong. Binatone is a privately owned company engaged in the design, manufacturing and marketing of innovative consumer electronics products. The company markets products under the Binatone, iDECT and Voxtel brands in over 55 countries worldwide and is an OEM manufacturer for major telecommunications operators. Binatone is the global distributor for Motorola Digital Photo Frames, Baby and Video Monitors and the North American distributor for Motorola Cordless and Corded Telephone.s.
Sunday, Nov. 17 is National Take a Hike Day, and what better way to celebrate than bringing along man’s best friend. Whether it’s a solo walk in the park, a hike on your favorite trail or a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood, Petmate has several items great for Fido’s jaunt into the great outdoors – including the Petmate Portable Pop-Up Tent.
Designed to spring into shape in seconds, the tent features an extra-large front zipper flap for easy entry and a durable waterproof bottom to prevent leaks and allow for easy clean-up of pet messes.
The tent’s See & Go side mesh panels protect pets and provides a safe and shady shelter while allowing them to see what's going on outside. The door can also be rolled up which allows pets to use it as a den in their home or backyard.
Available in Navy Blue and in two sizes: Small ($44.99 MSRP) and Medium ($59.99 MSRP).
Perfect for fun outdoor adventures and pets on the go!
Founded in 1963, Petmate is the nation’s leading maker of innovative products pet families prefer for home, travel and play. Arlington, Texas-based Petmate is the trusted authority in innovative, functional, high-quality pet products including bedding, kennels, dog houses, feeding and watering products, litter maintenance products, toys, collars, leads and travel solutions, available at pet supply retailers nationwide. Petmate also makes pet family favorite brands Chuckit!, Wetnoz, Aspen Pet, JW and more. For more information, visit www.petmate.com.
LazyBonezz, a luxury pet products company with a boutique feel, was founded by Adrienne Shamie and Lorraine Gold in 2008. The mother-daughter duo's amazing style and aesthetic immediately caught the eye of celebrity clients and major media outlets, and jump-started the companys popularity.
Today, LazyBonezz continues to be at the forefront of market trends. With its unique mix of designs, LazyBonezz provides products that meet the needs of retailers who want luxury products at affordable prices, and modern consumers who want to have the best for their pets.
LazyBonezz is a women-owned company with the resources of Delta Children's Products, the worlds largest childrens furniture company and an industry leader in product safety, behind it. LazyBonezz knows how important a pet is to its family and therefore holds its products to similar safety standards as those of Delta. Delta Childrens expertise has helped LazyBonezz to grow from a small boutique operation into a major player in the pet industry, with products available in select mass-retail stores.
Their celebrity following has been off the charts and continues to grow. A-list stars such as Denise Richards, Serena Williams, Kelly Osbourne, Michelle Trachtenberg, and many more, love and use Lazybonezz products.
The media continues to spotlight LazyBonezz for its style and functionality. LazyBonezz has been featured on The Today Show multiple times, including as recently as July 1, 2013. The Real Housewives of NYC visited and filmed in the LazyBonezz showroom in 2012. Publications such as The NY POST, US Weekly, and Life and Style along with a number of other fashion, gossip, and pet publications and blogs have featured LazyBonezz items as being both trendy and irresistible.
LazyBonezz is a brand that is unique and growing. As the pet market continues to change, LazyBonezz is poised to remain a trendsetter and leader in the industry. With products that are always tasteful and up to date on current fashion, LazyBonezz will be where consumers and retailers alike look to identify the next best pet product.
EVANGER’S INTRODUCES USA MADE MEAT-BASED NUTRITION FOR FERRETS
New premium canned dinners are specifically designed to support health and vitality of carnivorous critters
WHEELING, IL (August 14, 2013) Evanger’s is thrilled to announce the launch of an entirely new line of pet food designed specifically for ferrets. Using the same human-grade, USA-sourced ingredients from its trusted lines of dog and cat foods, Evanger’s for Ferrets features premium meat-based nutrition for a more natural diet.
“We are excited to extend our reach into small animal nutrition,” said Holly Sher, President of Evanger’s. “Because ferrets are obligate carnivores with a notably short digestive tract, our high quality, easily digestible meats are a natural fit for an optimum ferret diet.”
Ferrets often imprint on their first food after weaning, establishing it as the only food it will eat. That trait makes it crucial to provide a food meeting the nutritional requirements a ferret demands. While the average lifespan of a domesticated ferret is five years, they can survive up to 20 years with the correct diet.
Dry ferret foods on the market typically contain less protein and fat than Evanger's for Ferrets. While some of the protein in dry food is derived from vegetable or fruit ingredients, Evanger's protein is entirely meat based with added taurine.
Evanger's for Ferrets meets nutritional demands by using the maximum amount of meat, and completing the diet with egg, vitamins and chelated minerals for a truly natural diet.
MADE IN THE USA in the kitchens of Evanger’s, each complete and balanced ferret dinner is cooked in an individual can to retain its juicy flavor and nutrition. Available in chicken, beef and turkey, these moist, meaty meals offer superior taste and bioavailability, while supporting the unique nutritional needs of these carnivorous critters.
Evanger’s for Ferrets is available in Chicken, Beef and Turkey
Founded in 1935, Evanger's Dog & Cat Food Company is the only privately-held, family-owned and operated pet food cannery in the United States. Dedicated to improving the health, length, and quality of life of pets through wholesome, hand-packed nutrition, Evanger’s has NEVER been involved in a recall, voluntary or mandatory, throughout its 78-year history. Made in the USA, in the kitchen of Evanger’s, each farm-fresh food ingredient is not only made and sourced in the United States, but also hand collected daily from human-grade USDA inspected facilities. 90% of ingredients are sourced within 50 miles of the Illinois plant, and are used within 24 hours. Evanger’s is committed to its partnership with independent pet retailers.
STORE LOCATOR: www.evangersdogfood.com/stores