Potential controls or prohibition of electronic training aids for dogs in Scotland: consultation

This consultation seeks views and evidence on whether some or all electronic training aids for dogs should be subject to tighter controls in Scotland or whether they should be banned outright.

Covering letter

Agriculture, Food and Rural Communities Directorate

Animal Health and Welfare Division

T: 0300-244 9382 F: 0300-244 9797

E: electronictrainingcollars@gov.scot

To Interested Parties

(List attached)

6 November 2015

Dear Sir/Madam

Consultation on "Potential controls or prohibition of electronic training aids in Scotland"

You are invited to respond to the enclosed consultation document on potential controls or prohibition of electronic training aids in Scotland by the 29 January 2016.

Full details regarding the purpose and scope of the consultation, and how to respond to it are contained in pages 4 to 7 of the consultation paper. To improve ease of analysis of the consultation response we would be grateful if, where possible, you could respond by way of the online survey facility hosted by Citizenspace. A link to the consultation survey on Citizenspace can be found on the Scottish Government website.

Other methods for responding are explained in the consultation paper.

Your consultation response is important to us so please note that the consultation will close on 29 th January 2016. Any response received after this date is unlikely to be included in the consultation analysis.

As always with consultations, we need to know how you wish your response to be handled, and in particular, whether you are happy for your response to be made public. The Respondent Information Form should be completed by everyone providing a response to the consultation document. Further information concerning the Respondent Information Form and how your response will be handled can be found on pages 6 and 7 of the consultation paper.

If you have any queries about this consultation please contact Caroline Blair by email: electronictrainingcollars@gov.scot or by telephone: 0300 244 9382.

Enclosed with this letter are:

  • the main consultation document
  • the respondent information form (to be completed when sending a response)
  • consultation questionnaire

Please feel free forward on copies of these consultation documents to anyone else that you think might have an interest in them.

We look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully

Animal Welfare Team
Scottish Government

List of interested parties

Abercorn Veterinary Clinics
ABJ Consultancy Service
Academy Vet Centre
Acoura Certification
Action of Churches Together in Scotland
Albyn Veterinary Centre
Angus College
Animal & Plant Health Agency (Scotland)
Animal Aid
Animal Behaviour and Training Council
Animal Concern Advice Line
Animal Defenders International
Animal Protection Agency
Aquithie Boarding & Quarantine Kennels & Cattery
Argyll Adventure
Armac Veterinary Group
Ashgrove Veterinary Centre Ltd
Associate Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare
Association of Government Veterinarians (Scotland)
Association of Government Veterinarians (Wales)
Association of Scottish Police Superintendents (The)
Aviagen Ltd
Ayrshire Dog Agility Club

Bandeath Kennels
Barony College
Bassett Hound Club of Scotland (The)
Bearded Collie Club (The)
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Scotland
Blue Cross (The)
Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford
Borders Animal Welfare Association
Boyce & Houston Ltd
Braco Castle Farms
Bridge Veterinary Clinic
British Association for Shooting and Conservation Scotland
British Boxer Club
British Horse Society (Kenilworth)
British Horse Society Scotland (Crieff)
British Library's Legal Deposit Office
British Small Animal Veterinary Association
British Veterinary Association
British Veterinary Association (Scottish Branch)
Broadleys Veterinary Hospital
Bute & Cowal Vets

Cambridge University Library
Canine Concern Scotland Trust
Canine Concerns Dog Training & Behaviour
Catholic Parliamentary Office
Cats Protection (West Sussex)
Central Scotland Smallholders Association
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
Church of Scotland (The)
Collie Association (The)
Collier & Brock
Companion Animal Welfare Council (The)
Conanvet Ltd.
Condorrat Veterinary Surgery
Convention of Scottish Local Authorities
Cowal Dog Training Club
Creature Feature Ltd
Crossriggs Veterinary Clinic

D & G Canine Rescue
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Dog Aid Society of Scotland (The)
Dog World Publications Ltd
Dogs Trust (Glasgow)
Dogs Trust (Leicester)
Donald S. McGregor and Partners Ltd
Donview Veterinary Centre
Dryfe Veterinary Group (The)
Dukes Veterinary Practice Ltd
Dumyat Kennels
Dundas Veterinary Group
Dunedin Veterinary Surgeons

East Lothian Dog Training Club
Electronic Collar Manufacturers Association
Electronic Training Aids
Elmwood College
Ethical Voice for Animals
European Studbook Foundation

Feline Advisory Bureau
Fergusson, Alex, MSP
Field Spaniel Society
Firth Veterinary Centre
Flanders Veterinary Services
Flett & Carmichael Veterinary Surgeons
Food Standards Scotland
Foreside Farms
Fox Terrier Club of Scotland

German Shepherd Dog Club of Scotland (The)
Golden Retriever Club (The)
Golden Retriever Club of Scotland
Grampian German Shepherd Dog Association
Greenhead Farm
Greyhound Awareness League
Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (Reading)

Halal Monitoring Committee
Health & Safety Executive
Help Fife Animals
Highland Canine Association
Highland Wildlife Park
Hudghton, Ian MEP
Humanist Society Scotland
Hungarian Vizsla Club
Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Club of Great Britain

Inner Wolf Ltd - British Dog
Inshes Veterinary Centre
Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
International Sheepdog Society
Inverclyde Dog Training Club

Johnston & Farrell

Keele University
Kennel Club (The)
Kirk Dog Training Club

Labrador Rehoming Co-ordination Service
Ladies Kennel Association of Scotland
Laminitis Clinic (The)
Lamond Veterinary Clinic
Library of Trinity College, Dublin (The)
Lyon, George MEP

MacRitchie Veterinary Practice
Marine Conservation International
Martin, David MEP
McTaggart Veterinary Group
Merlin Veterinary Group
Moray Firth Ringcraft Club
Morven Veterinary Practice Ltd
Muslim Council of Scotland
Murray, Elaine MSP

Nardini Rudder Veterinary Centre
National Animal Welfare Trust
National Farmers Union of Scotland
National Gamekeepers' Organisation
National Library of Scotland (The)
National Library of Wales (The)
National Secular Society
Neapolitan Mastiff Club (The)
Norfolk Terrier Club of Great Britain
North of Scotland British Veterinary Association Welfare Representative
Northern Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Society
Northvet Veterinary Group

Oban Veterinary Surgeons
O'Connor-Pierce Veterinary Surgeons
Old Mill Veterinary Practice
Orkney Business Ring Ltd

Palacerigg Country Park
Parkside Veterinary Group
People And Dogs Society
Pet Health Council
Pets As Therapy
Pictland Boxers
Police Scotland
Private Individuals
Puddledub Stud

Rewarding Dogs
Road Haulage Association
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (The)
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (The)
Royal Veterinary College (The)
Ryan & Calder

Safe Paws
Scientialis Ltd
Scotland for Animals
Scottish Association for Country Sports
Scottish Beagle Club (The)
Scottish Beef Association
Scottish Beef Cattle Association
Scottish Border Terrier Club
Scottish Centre For Animal Welfare Sciences
Scottish Churches Parliamentary Office
Scottish Conservatives & Unionist Party
Scottish Council of Jewish Communities
Scottish Enterprise
Scottish Equestrian Association
Scottish Equine Breeders Association (Dingwall)
Scottish Federation of Meat Traders
Scottish Field Trials Association
Scottish Government (Better Regulation Team)
Scottish Government Rural Payments & Inspections Directorate
Scottish Great Dane Club
Scottish Green Party
Scottish Islamic Foundation
Scottish Kennel Club
Scottish Labour Party
Scottish Land and Estates
Scottish Liberal Democrats
Scottish Local Authorities
Scottish National Party
Scottish Parliament European & External Relations Committee
Scottish Parliament Information Centre
Scottish Parliament Rural Affairs, Climate Change Environment Committee
Scottish Police Federation
Scottish Progressive German Shepherd Dog Group (The)
Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Scottish SPCA Edinburgh & Lothian Animal Rescue & Rehoming Centre
Scottish Voice for Animals
Scottish Youth Parliament
Smith, Alyn MEP
Smooth Fox Terrier Association
Society of Chief Officers of Trading Standards in Scotland
South West Machinery Ring Ltd
St Clair Veterinary Group
Stevenson, Struan MEP
Stewartry Veterinary Centre (The)
Stihler, Catherine MEP
Strathbogie Veterinary Centre
Strathclyde Emergencies Co-ordination Group
Swedish Vallhund Society

Tay Valley Gundog Association
Tayside, Lochee & District Canine Club
Tombreck Farm
Training Collar Owners Group

Union of Country Sports Workers
United Kingdom Association of Pet Dog Trainers
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare
University of Aberdeen (School of Law)
University of Bristol (Animal Welfare)
University of Cambridge (Department of Veterinary Medicine)
University of Stirling (Department of Psychology)

Veterinary Centre (Portree)
Veterinary Centre (The), Glasgow
Veterinary Centre (The), Uddingston
Vetwork UK

Weimaraner Club of Scotland
Welsh Conservative Group
Wild Futures
Wood Green Animal Shelters
Woodside Veterinary Group
World Society for the Protection of Animals


Back to top