THE Queen's corgi trainer paid a visit to a new-look store and gave his view on its play park, coffee bar and cinema for dogs during its launch.

Animal psychologist Roger Mugford attended the PetPlace in Abergele.

Owners have spent more than £100,00 building the cinema and purpose-built centre which forms part of an overall £1.3 revamp.

Roger, known for his work in behavioural therapy which has seen him give talks internationally and winner of a Blue Cross Welfare Award, praised the store for "leading the world" in supporting pets and their owners.

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Managing director Sion Pritchard and Kla Jones who manages the facility. The dog with her is Eira.

"I have travelled all over the world and I've never seen another store like this, with such a safe and open environment for dogs. It's quite outstanding," he said.

"The park is massively beneficial in helping dogs and their owners in improving social skills and as a training area."

As well as Abergele, the PetPlace has five stores in Llangefni, Chirk, Mold and Ruthin and a head office in Mochdre.

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Animal psychologist Roger Mugford spent time at the new-look store. Picture: Robert Hooper Photography

Sion Pritchard, managing director, said: "It was a pleasure to welcome Roger and extremely heartening to hear such positive feedback."

Pooches can sip canine tea and coffee or sip a bowl of the aptly-titled Pawsecco or doggie beer, Bottom Sniffer, at the store. Movies range from Beethoven to 101 Dalmatians.