Date lodged: 16 November 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether it has been given evidence that the use of remote training collars, anti-bark collars and electronic boundary collars can be harmful to the health and development of dogs.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 29 November 2017
The public consultation on 'Potential controls or prohibition of electronic training aids in Scotland' asked for such evidence.
Responses to this consultation can be found at https://consult.gov.scot/animal-welfare/electronic-training-aids/consultation/published_select_respondent and an analysis of the responses at https://consult.gov.scot/animal-welfare/electronic-training-aids/results/potential-controls-or-prohibition-of-electronic-training-aids-in-scotland-analysis.pdf.
We are also aware of the relevant published scientific research on the subject.