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Dog Train and Behave Week 2009

Does your dog pull and strain ahead when you are out walking? Would you like to achieve the harmony of having him walk calmly at your heel? Then get involved with Dog Train and Behave Week, which this year is focusing on walking on lead. There are tips on the site from expert trainers such as Dr. Roger Mugford, Victoria Stilwell, and Gwen Bailey that will benefit you and your dog wherever you live.

Here's the press release about the event:


Stop Pulling!!!!
Dog Train & Behave Week Takes the Lead with Free Advice

Dog training and behaviour experts The Company of Animals is delighted to announce its third Dog Train & Behave Week (25th July -1st August 2009).

The drive of this year’s weeklong initiative is ‘Stop Pulling’ whilst again raising public awareness of the advantages of having well trained dogs that fit easily into society. A trained dog is a happy dog and training is the best antidote to counter the raft of anti-dog legislation that is spreading through local authorities nationwide.

Training your dog to walk to heel is considered the basic prerequisite of a well-behaved dog. Taking your dog for a walk should be an enjoyable experience for both dog and owner, and one where the owner must be in control at all times!

By taking the lead and getting involved with Dog Train & Behave Week, (simply register for free at: (  dog owners will learn about the positive reward based training revolution, receiving free expert advice and top training tips from Dr Roger Mugford and his team.

As a hub of information for all dog owners, the site offers a variety of expert advice that can be downloaded for free.  Covering all aspects of responsible dog ownership from tips to train your dog at home, information about dogs and the law to simple first aid tips, the site also directs owners to their nearest  ‘Stop Pulling’ centre.

The ‘Stop Pulling’ centres will be hosted nationwide by dog clubs, dog trainers, pet stores and vet practices as workshops highlighting positive reward based techniques that are synonymous with Dr Roger Mugford’s multi-award winning ‘Halti’ headcollar.

Internationally renowned Animal Psychologist and founder of The Company of Animals, Dr Roger Mugford enthused:

“Dog Train & Behave Week offers all smart dog owners the chance to learn more about how to get the best out of their dog, whilst having fun training their ‘best friend’ to be a good canine citizen.  Dog Train & Behave Week is  a must to lead the way to responsible and informed dog ownership through fun, friendship and teamwork.”

About The Company of Animals
Founded by Dr Roger Mugford, The Company of Animals is the UK’s leading specialist in dog behaviour and training products, all designed to achieve a positive outcome in pets.  COA design and manufacture a wide range of acclaimed products, including the Halti & Halti-Harness, Pet Corrector, Coachies, CLIX training range and much more.  They are also the distributor for the internationally acclaimed KONG range of products.


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