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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.


5. Next steps

The issue is currently being considered by the Scottish Animal Welfare Commission as part of their wider review of dog training. This will allow the matter of aversive dog training aids, including electronic training aids, to be fully considered by experts in animal welfare within the wider context of dog training. It is expected that the Scottish Animal Welfare Commission will then make recommendations to Scottish Ministers on possible future legislation or guidance on dog training and dog training aids.

Contact

Email: animal.health@gov.scot

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