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October 19, 2018: Kennel Club, Scottish Kennel Club Welcome Scottish Government’s Effective Ban on Shock Training Devices

The Kennel Club and Scottish Kennel Club report that “strict guidance has been published which provides advice on training methods and training aids for dogs, with particular focus on the welfare issues that may arise from the use of aversive methods including e-collars.” “We are of the view that training with shock stimulus is unnecessary, outdated and simply masks behavioural problems as opposed to solving them, by inflicting painful electric shocks. This can often lead to further behavioural problems. We are relieved that a year later, such devices have been effectively banned in Scotland,” said Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club secretary. Read article

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