Electronic training devices: Discussion on the pros and cons of their use in dogs as a basis for the position statement of the European Society of Veterinary Clinical Ethology

Short Synopsis: “ESVCE members argue that there is no credible scientific evidence to justify ecollar use and the use of spray collars or electronic fences for dogs. On the contrary, there are many reasons to never use these devices.”

Authors: Sylvia Masson, Silviade la Vega, Angelo Gazzanoc, Chiara Mariti, Gonçalo Da Graça Pereira, Christine Halsberghe, Anneli Muser Leyvraz, Kevin McPeak, Barbara Schoenin

Publication: Journal of Veterinary Behavior, Volume 25, May–June 2018, Pages 71-75

Publication Date: May-June 2018

Applies To: E-collar training

Sample Size: Position statement.

Limitations/Drawbacks: Position statement.

Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1558787818300108

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