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Electric shock dog collars should be ‘banned’

23 February 2018

Controversial collars which give electric shocks to dogs should be banned, a dog’s charity has said.

It is illegal to use shock collars in Wales but not to sell them.

Some owners use them to train their pets – and shock them when they misbehave.

Welsh Government has been asked to comment.

The Dogs’ Trust has launched a campaign to ban the collars.

Paul Carpenter, owner of Black Dog Training in Newport, supported calls for the collars to be banned.

“It’s absolutely ridiculous, they shouldn’t be allowed,” he said.

“You can get a better result from a positive reward, making it a game, a fun game.

“Making it a punishment, they’ll do but they won’t enjoy it.”

Rachel Casey, from the Dogs’ Trust, said: “It is both unnecessary and cruel to resort to the use of these collars on dogs.

“This type of device is not only painful for a dog, it can have a serious negative impact on their mental and physical well-being.”



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