HALTI – The Halti Headcollar was the world’s first dog headcollar invented by Dr Roger Mugford in 1984. Inspired from the world of horses where they are led by bridles, halters and other such headgear. It was designed to help control large and boisterous dogs and has dramatically changed the world of dog walking, so that owners and handlers can now comfortably walk and retrain all sizes of dog.
Dr Roger Mugford is a world-renowned animal psychologist famed for his exploration of human-animal relationships, but he is also a farmer. It was natural that he experimented with treating dogs in the same way as his horses, cattle and llamas. Millions of Halti products have now been sold around the world, and it is a brand and a concept which is recognised throughout the pet industry, and more importantly amongst dog owners.
In recent years, Dr Mugford’s Company of Animals has extended the brand to other accessories for walking dogs, from collars, leads, harnesses and jogging belts. The original Halti Headcollar design has evolved in its 35-year history and the latest 5th generation has been fully redesigned to be even more responsive. At each stage the inventor has been awarded international patents and other forms of intellectual property protection, including the trademark Halti.
Walking dogs is an essential part of their welfare, giving pleasure and health benefits to both animal and owners. The Halti brand continues to flourish and grow, such that a Halti-branded item is purchased by someone, somewhere every minute of the day.