Short Synopsis: Owner gender and attendance at training classes appear more important for predicting if someone will use an e-collar than the dog’s behavior or demographics, although explaining a relatively small amount of variance between groups. More owners using reward based methods for recall / chasing report a successful outcome of training than those using e-collars.
Authors:Emily J Blackwell, Christine Bolster, Gemma Richards, Bethany A Loftus and Rachel A CaseyEmail author
Publication: BMC Veterinary Research 2012, 8:93
Publication Date: June 29, 2012
Applies To: E-collars, why owners use them.
Sample Size: 3897
Limitations/Drawbacks: Questionairre-based, convenience sample. Based on British owners.