Dogs: Electronic Training Aids

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 2nd February 2018.

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Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster Conservative, Torbay

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department next plans to review the use of electronic shock collars for dogs.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

We have made clear in the recently updated statutory Code of Practice for the Welfare of Dogs that the use of any training method that includes physical punishment may cause can cause pain, injury and distress, lead to aggressive responses and worsen the problems they aim to address. However, we keep legislation in this area under review.

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