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Electric Shock Collars to be Banned!

Author: 
Lisa Suswain, Wagging Tails
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Bank Holiday Monday (27th August 2018) brought welcome news that Government will be banning electric shock collars. The Kennel Club have been calling for a ban of e-collars for over 10 years so yesterday’s announcement is long overdue. These collars can spray noxious chemicals or up to 6000 volts aimed at controlling a dog’s behaviour, a very controversial method when today we are all more aware of the success of reward based training

Unlike the ban in Wales this ban in England will not include containment fencing.

Electric Dog Collars to be banned in EnglandThe Rt Hon Micheal Gove said, “This ban will improve the welfare of animals and I urge pet owners to instead use positive reward training methods.”

As a company everything we do is based on the welfare of dogs so we are delighted to hear the news and congratulate everyone involved in what has been a very long campaign.

Owner of beloved Golden Retrievers, Lottie and Clara, Lisa Suswain is the Founding Director of home dog boarding franchise Wagging Tails and a Kennel Club Assured Breeder.