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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-07206: Colin Smyth (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 15 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how it will define an “approved trainer” under its plans to regulate the static pulse, sonic and spray collars used on dogs.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 1 March 2017

The Scottish Government is in discussion with a wide range of stakeholders from the pet industry, animal training and animal welfare sectors about the format and content of the tough new regulations on the use of electronic training collars, including the qualifications required to become an approved trainer. We aim to present the regulations to the Scottish Parliament in this Parliamentary term.