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    Senior Member Gina's Avatar
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    Default Scotland considers banning e-collars

    A Consultation Document issued by the Rural Directorate of the Scottish

    September 2007


    1. During the Parliamentary scrutiny of what is now the Animal Health
    and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 an undertaking was given, following a
    debate on whether to include a provision banning the use of electric
    collars in the Bill, to consult on the use of electronic training
    devices. This consultation is issued in fulfilment of that undertaking....


    4. Doubts have been expressed to the Scottish Executive about whether it
    is appropriate to use these devices routinely for obedience training and
    the Kennel Club and the Scottish SPCA are concerned about the potential
    for misuse of these devices if they continue to be freely available to
    the general public. Neither the British Veterinary Association nor the
    British Small Animal Veterinary Association support the use of such
    devices. The Executive is also aware that following a review of police
    dog training methods in 2000 the police removed electric collars from
    the list of approved equipment. It is understood that the British army
    does not and has never used electric collars to train dogs....


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    Don't they all keep their dogs on a slip cord/leash while hunting in those funny pants and tweed jackets? In all seriousness, it's a big mistake -- as we all know used properly, the e-collar is very effectve and humane.

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    Keeps ths dogs from licking under the kilts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Dufour View Post
    Keeps ths dogs from licking under the kilts
    That may be one of the funniest things I've read here.It makes you wonder why some are fighting to ban the collars.

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    on a related note, I got my USA (schutzhund) magazine in the mail the other day, and one of the topics of discussion was the banning of "aggressive training devices" at trials and training during the national. This included ecollars and pinch collars. Thankfully, the powers that be saw the light and decided this was a bad idea, due to the language (you can't have these on a dog during a trial anyway). There was a lot of protest that it was simply giving the AR folks more ammunition.

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    I read the entire proposal and sent them my opinion, in a measured and reasoned way. I fiquered it couldn't hurt.
    "The longer you let a dog go in the wrong direction the more they think they are going in the right direction" Don Remien.

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    Senior Member Keith Stroyan's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Dufour View Post
    Keeps ths dogs from licking under the kilts
    Come on! We don't need eCollars for that in Iowa.

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