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Dogs: Electronic Training Aids

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 124324, tabled on 23 January 2018

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.

Answered on

2 February 2018

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.