Dogs Trust believes the use of electronic training devices is both irresponsible and ineffective.  Every dog should be trained using kind, fair and reward-based methods.  Under no circumstances do we condone the use of equipment or techniques that use punishment, pain or fear to train a dog.  The Welsh Assembly brought in regulations in 2011 to make the use of these devices illegal in Wales; we are campaigning for the governments in Westminster and Scotland to follow this example.

Dogs Trust believes there is never a need for electronic training devices, prong, spray, citronella or noise collars to be used on any dog and these devices should be banned.