Dog training aids guidance: review

In October 2018 we issued guidance on dog training aids, outlining expectations regarding dog training methods and highlighting the risks of using aversive training methods. This report reviews the effectiveness of that guidance.

Annex D – List of respondents

Animal welfare organisations

Dogs Trust

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home


Scottish SPCA

Dog Owners

Dog owner 1

Dog owner 2

Dog owner 3

Dog trainers/animal behaviourists

Dog trainer 1

Dog trainer 2

Dog trainer 3

Association of Balanced Dog Trainers

Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors

Association of Pet Dog Trainers

The Association of Responsible Dog Owners (ARDO)

The Kennel Club (also on behalf of the Scottish Kennel Club)

Local Authorities

Aberdeenshire Council

Argyll and Bute Council (1)

Argyll & Bute Council (2)

Clackmannanshire Council

East Ayrshire Council

East Dunbartonshire Council

Scottish Borders Council

Shetland Islands Council

Training aid manufacturer/suppliers

Electronic Collar Manufacturers Association

Veterinary profession

British Veterinary Association/British Small Animal Veterinary Association



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