THE QUEEN CALLS IN DOG ‘SHRINK’ TO CALM HER CORGIS
Monday August 27,2012
The Queen has taken drastic action following the attack by her beloved corgis on Princess Beatrice’s favourite terrier
She called in Britain’s top “dog whisperer” to restore peace among canine members of the Royal household.
The corgis ganged up on Beatrice’s elderly pet, Max, while they were being walked by a member of staff at Balmoral.
One savaged him so badly he was left with extensive flesh wounds and nearly lost an ear.
The Queen was said to be “very upset” and turned for help to animal behaviourist Dr Roger Mugford, a regular on the TV show Britain’s Worst Pet.
He revealed he already knew Max, an 11-year-old Norfolk Terrier, and had “an inkling” as to what could have caused the hostilities.
“If you socialise these dogs with other dogs and people they will become well-rounded dogs”
He said: “There is a pack mentality that a group of dogs can develop which means that they regard any newcomer as a threat that has to be addressed.”
The Queen appears to have forgiven her corgis, Monty, Willow and Holly and her three dorgis – corgis crossed with daschunds – Cider, Candy and Vulcan.
He also testified when Princess Anne was convicted under the Dangerous Dog Act in 2002 after another of the bull terriers, Dotty, attacked two children and he saved the pet from being put down.