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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-09005: Colin Smyth (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 26 April 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether only people with a specialist qualification in clinical behaviour should provide behavioural advice on the use of electronic training collars for dogs.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 9 May 2017

The Scottish Government is in discussion with a wide range of stakeholders from the pet industry, animal training and veterinary profession about the format and content of the tough new regulations on the use of electronic training collars, including the training and qualifications required by trainers who may approve their use in defined circumstances. Regulations will be presented to the Scottish Parliament for approval in due course.