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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-12742: Maurice Golden (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 16 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has met the (a) Kennel Club and Scottish Kennel Club, (b) Dogs Trust and Scottish Dogs Trust, (c) Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, (d) Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, (e) Association of Pet Dog Trainers, (f) Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors, (g) Association of Animal Behaviour and Training Council and (h) Electronic Collar Manufacturers Association regarding regulation of electronic shock training devices for dogs.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 23 November 2017

The Scottish Government has met with a number of stakeholders regarding the regulation of electronic dog training collars. These include the Kennel Club and Scottish Kennel Club; Dogs Trust; the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; and the Electronic Collar Manufacturers Association.