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Consultation on potential controls or prohibition of electronic training aids

Published: 14 Sep 2016
Part of:
Research
ISBN:
9781786523198

Consultation analysis on electronic training aids for pets, dogs and cats.

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Contents
Consultation on potential controls or prohibition of electronic training aids
Annex 4

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Annex 4

Additional quantitative analysis

Respondent country of residence by respondent category.

Respondent category Scotland England Wales Northern Ireland Other - UK* Republic of Ireland
N % N % N % N % N % N %
Animal behaviourist 17 40% 14 33% 1 2% - 0% - 0% - 0%
Animal care 5 83% 1 17% - 0% - 0% - 0% - 0%
Animal trainer 59 43% 27 20% - 0% 1 1% - 0% 3 2%
Animal welfare 23 51% 10 22% - 0% - 0% 3 7% - 0%
Local government 7 100% - 0% - 0% - 0% - 0% - 0%
Member of the public 49 66% 19 26% - 0% - 0% - 0% 2 3%
Pet owner 417 63% 174 26% 3 0% 3 0% - 0% 3 0%
Pet supplies 1 11% 6 67% - 0% - 0% 1 11% - 0%
Veterinary professional 15 58% 4 15% - 0% - 0% 1 4% - 0%
Owner of working dogs 23 96% 1 4% - 0% - 0% - 0% - 0%
TOTAL 616 60% 256 25% 4 <1% 4 <1% 5 <1% 8 1%

*Includes respondents noting that they operate in more than one country within the UK

Respondent country of residence by respondent category (continued).

Respondent category USA Canada Australia Other* Unknown Total
N % N % N % N % N % N %
Animal behaviourist 4 9% 3 7% 2 5% 2 5% - 0% 43 100%
Animal care - 0% - 0% - 0% - 0% - 0% 6 100%
Animal trainer 31 23% 5 4% 5 4% 5 4% 1 1% 137 100%
Animal welfare 3 7% 1 2% - 0% 2 4% 3 7% 45 100%
Local government - 0% - 0% - 0% - 0% - 0% 7 100%
Member of the public - 0% - 0% 1 1% 1 4% 2 3% 74 100%
Pet owner 24 4% 9 1% 8 1% 9 1% 11 2% 661 100%
Pet supplies - 0% - 0% - 0% - 0% 1 11% 9 100%
Veterinary professional 1 4% - 0% - 0% 4 15% 1 4% 26 100%
Owner of working dogs - 0% - 0% - 0% - 0% - 0% 24 100%
TOTAL 63 6% 18 2% 16 2% 23 2% 19 2% 1032 100%

* Includes small numbers of respondents from (predominantly European) countries. The only countries from which there was more than one respondent were Norway (3) and the Netherlands, France and Sweden (2 each).

Question 6: In your opinion, which, if any, of the devices listed should be banned?


Remote training collars Anti-bark collars Boundary Fence Systems Don't know Group size
Respondent category Static pulse Spray Sonic Vibrate Static pulse Spray Sonic Vibrate Static pulse

N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N
Animal behaviourist 28 65 25 58 22 51 11 26 27 63 24 56 21 49 14 33 26 60 - 0 43
Animal care 6 100 6 100 6 100 5 83 6 100 6 100 6 100 5 83 4 67 - 0 6
Animal trainer 65 47 59 43 54 39 26 19 65 47 59 43 53 39 37 27 60 44 6 4 137
Animal welfare 35 78 26 58 25 56 19 42 35 78 26 58 26 58 21 47 23 51 2 4 45
Local government 2 29 - 0 1 14 1 14 2 29 - 0 1 14 1 14 1 14 2 29 7
Member of the public 45 61 32 43 35 47 33 45 41 55 32 43 35 47 33 45 30 41 4 5 74
Pet owner 327 49 268 41 271 41 205 31 332 50 263 40 271 41 216 33 257 39 46 7 661
Pet supplies 2 22 2 22 1 11 1 11 2 22 2 22 1 11 1 11 1 11 1 11 9
Veterinary professional 17 65 9 35 10 38 6 23 18 69 9 35 11 42 9 35 12 46
0 26
Owner of working dogs 2 8 - 0 - 0 - 0 2 8 - 0 - 0 - 0 1 4 4 17 24
TOTAL 529 51 427 41 425 41 307 30 530 51 421 41 425 41 337 33 415 40 65 6 1032

Question 7: In your opinion, which, if any, of the devices listed require regulation?


Remote training Collars Anti-bark collars Boundary Fence Systems Don't know Group size
Respondent category Static pulse Spray Sonic Vibrate Static pulse Spray Sonic Vibrate Static pulse

N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N
Animal behaviourist 22 51 21 49 20 47 18 42 21 49 20 47 20 47 16 37 20 47 1 2 43
Animal care 5 83 5 83 5 83 5 83 5 83 5 83 5 83 5 83 4 67 1 17 6
Animal trainer 50 36 45 33 40 29 37 27 50 36 44 32 41 30 38 28 47 34 10 7 137
Animal welfare 25 56 22 49 21 47 23 51 23 51 22 49 20 44 21 47 22 49 3 7 45
Local government 2 29 2 29 1 14 1 14 1 14 1 14 - 0 - 0 1 14 2 29 7
Member of the public 33 45 31 42 31 42 25 34 33 45 28 38 30 41 28 38 26 35 3 4 74
Pet owner 269 41 219 33 223 34 197 30 262 40 218 33 219 33 188 28 224 34 57 9 661
Pet supplies 4 44 4 44 3 33 3 33 4 44 4 44 3 33 3 33 2 22 - 0 9
Veterinary professional 15 58 10 38 12 46 12 46 13 50 9 35 11 42 10 38 14 54 1 4 26
Owner of working dogs 3 13 2 8 1 4 1 4 3 13 1 4 1 4 1 4 1 4 3 13 24
TOTAL 428 41 361 35 357 35 322 31 415 40 352 34 350 34 310 30 361 35 81 8 1032

Respondents selecting 'regulate' at Question 7 having not already selected 'ban' at Question 6


Remote training collars Anti-bark collars Boundary Fence Systems Group size
Respondent category Static pulse Spray Sonic Vibrate Static pulse Spray Sonic Vibrate Static pulse
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N
Animal behaviourist 3 7 5 12 5 12 9 21 2 5 5 12 6 14 6 14 3 7 43
Animal care - 0 - 0 - 0 1 17 - 0 - 0 - 0 1 17 1 17 6
Animal trainer 9 7 8 6 6 4 19 14 8 6 7 5 6 4 11 8 9 7 137
Animal welfare 2 4 5 11 5 11 9 20 - 0 6 13 4 9 7 16 5 11 45
Local government 1 14 2 29 1 14 1 14 1 14 1 14 - 0 - 0 1 14 7
Member of the public 3 4 9 12 7 9 5 7 3 4 6 8 6 8 7 9 7 9 74
Pet owner 54 8 46 7 48 7 60 9 50 8 50 8 52 8 52 8 68 10 661
Pet supplies 2 22 2 22 2 22 2 22 2 22 2 22 2 22 2 22 1 11 9
Veterinary professional 4 15 5 19 6 23 8 31 3 12 5 19 6 23 6 23 4 15 26
Owner of working dogs 1 4 2 8 1 4 1 4 1 4 1 4 1 4 1 4 1 4 24
TOTAL 79 8 84 8 81 8 115 11 70 7 83 8 83 8 93 9 100 10 1032

Question 10: Have you ever bought an electronic training device?

Respondent category Yes No Not answered Total
N % N % N % N %
Animal behaviourist 18 42 25 58 - 0 43 100
Animal care - 0 6 100 - 0 6 100
Animal trainer 84 61 49 36 4 3 137 100
Animal welfare 13 29 27 60 5 11 45 100
Local government 1 14 3 43 3 43 7 100
Member of the public 24 32 48 65 2 3 74 100
Pet owner 348 53 296 45 17 3 661 100
Pet supplies 7 78 1 11 1 11 9 100
Veterinary professional 6 23 19 73 1 4 26 100
Owner of working dogs 19 79 3 13 2 8 24 100
TOTAL 520 50 477 46 35 3 1032 100

Question 10: Please specify which devices


Remote training collars Anti-bark collars Boundary Fence Systems Group size*
Respondent category Static pulse Spray Sonic Vibrate Static pulse Spray Sonic Vibrate Static pulse
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N
Animal behaviourist 16 37 8 19 5 12 8 19 8 19 4 9 6 14 4 9 4 9 43
Animal care - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6
Animal trainer 72 53 10 7 14 10 38 28 31 23 13 9 6 4 13 9 12 9 137
Animal welfare 7 16 3 7 2 4 3 7 1 2 3 7 - - - - 1 2 45
Local government 1 14 1 14 1 14 1 14 - - 1 14 - - - - - - 7
Member of the public 13 18 1 1 2 3 8 11 4 5 1 1 - - 1 - 10 14 74
Pet owner 226 34 26 39 70 11 128 19 21 3 35 5 15 2 25 4 98 15 661
Pet supplies 5 56 3 33 2 22 3 33 3 33 3 33 2 22 2 22 4 44 9
Veterinary professional 3 12 - - 1 4 2 8 - - - - - - - - 2 8 26
Owner of working dogs 19 79 - - 6 25 7 29 2 8 1 4 2 8 2 8 1 4 24
TOTAL 362 35 52 5 103 10 198 19 70 7 61 6 31 3 47 5 132 13 1032

*Purchase of at least one type of training aid reported, irrespective of answer to Yes/No question 10. Several individuals reported purchase of more than one device.

Question 11: From where did you purchase your device?

Respondent category Direct from a manufacturer Online e.g. Amazon/
eBay
Pet store Animal trainer or behaviourist Distributor
(for a manufacturer)
Online specialist retailer Other retailer (e.g. countryside sports shop) Veterinary practice Other (not known)
N N N N N N N N N
Animal behaviourist 10 7 3 2 1 - 1 - -
Animal care - - - - - - - - -
Animal trainer 57 18 7 4 1 2 1 - -
Animal welfare 6 6 1 1 - - - - -
Local government - 1 - - - - - - -
Member of the public 13 5 2 1 3 - - - 1
Pet owner 205 73 19 44 11 2 4 1 11
Pet supplies 6 - 1 - - - - - -
Veterinary professional 3 - - - 1 - 1 1 -
Owner of working dogs 17 2 - - - - - - 1
TOTAL 317 112 33 52 17 4 7 2 13
% of respondents who reported one or more purchase route (n=536) 59% 21% 6% 10% 3% 1% 1% 0% 2%

Question 12: How much did your device cost? Please use the price ranges below.

Respondent category Under £50 £50-£100 £100-£150 Over £150 Don't know/can't remember Not answered Total
N N N N N N N
Animal behaviourist 1 3 5 6 2 26 43
Animal care - - - - - 6 6
Animal trainer 10 10 19 36 11 51 137
Animal welfare 2 3 5 3 1 31 45
Local government 1 - - - - 6 7
Member of the public 4 5 2 8 4 51 74
Pet owner 26 73 84 139 37 302 661
Pet supplies 1 - - 6 - 2 9
Veterinary professional - 1 - 5 - 20 26
Owner of working dogs 1 2 8 6 2 5 24
TOTAL 46 97 123 209 57 500 1032
As % of those answering question 9% 19% 23% 39% 11% - -

Question 13: Would your business/company be affected by any ban or stricter regulations put on the use in Scotland of any of the electronic training aids listed?


Remote training collars
Respondent category Static pulse Spray Sonic Vibrate
Yes No Don't know Total Yes No Don't know Total Yes No Don't know Total Yes No Don't know Total
Animal behaviourist 7 28 3 38 3 31 2 36 2 32 2 36 5 28 4 37
Animal care - 6 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 6
Animal trainer 44 59 7 110 13 67 10 90 20 64 8 92 35 58 7 100
Pet supplies 4 3 1 8 - 6 1 7 - 6 1 7 3 4 1 8
Veterinary professional 2 16 1 19 1 16 1 18 1 16 1 18 1 16 2 19
Owner of working dogs 2 4 3 9 - 4 2 6 1 4 2 7 1 4 2 7
TOTAL 59 116 15 190 17 130 16 163 24 128 14 166 45 116 16 177
% 31% 61% 8% 100% 10% 80% 10% 100% 14% 77% 8% 100% 25% 66% 9% 100%

NB: Percentages do not sum to 100% due to rounding

Question 13: Would your business/company be affected by any ban or stricter regulations put on the use in Scotland of any of the electronic training aids listed?


Anti-bark collars
Respondent category Static pulse Spray Sonic Vibrate
Yes No Don't know Total Yes No Don't know Total Yes No Don't know Total Yes No Don't know Total
Animal behaviourist 6 29 3 38 1 32 2 35 1 32 2 35 3 30 2 35
Animal care - 6 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 6
Animal trainer 28 67 7 102 12 67 9 88 12 68 9 89 21 65 7 93
Pet supplies 2 5 1 8 - 6 1 7 - 6 1 7 2 5 1 8
Veterinary professional 1 17 1 19 2 16 1 19 1 17 1 19 1 16 1 18
Owner of working dogs - 5 1 6 - 4 1 5
4 1 5 - 4 1 5
TOTAL 37 129 13 179 15 131 14 160 14 133 14 161 27 126 12 165
% of those answering the question 21% 72% 7% 100% 9% 82% 9% 100% 9% 83% 9% 100% 16% 76% 7% 100%

NB: Percentages do not sum to 100% due to rounding

Question 13: Would your business/company be affected by any ban or stricter regulations put on the use in Scotland of any of the electronic training aids listed?


Boundary Fence Systems
Respondent category Static pulse
Yes No Don't know Total
Animal behaviourist 3 30 3 36
Animal care - 6 - 6
Animal trainer 19 70 7 96
Pet supplies 4 3 1 8
Veterinary professional 2 17 - 19
Owner of working dogs - 5 1 6
TOTAL 28 131 12 171
% of those answering the question 16% 77% 7% 100%

Question 16: Would a ban or restriction in Scotland on the use of any of the electronic training aids listed have an effect on your business or organisation?


Remote training collars
Respondent category Static pulse Spray Sonic Vibrate
Yes No Don't know Total Yes No Don't know Total Yes No Don't know Total Yes No Don't know Total
Animal behaviourist 8 29 1 38 3 30 2 35 3 31 2 36 5 29 2 36
Animal care - 6 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 6
Animal trainer 40 65 8 113 13 72 8 93 20 70 6 96 29 68 6 103
Pet supplies 2 3 2 7 1 4 2 7 1 4 2 7 2 3 2 7
Veterinary professional 1 17 - 18 1 17 - 18 1 17 - 18 1 17 - 18
Owner of working dogs 3 2 2 7 2 2 2 6 2 2 2 6 2 2 2 6
TOTAL 54 122 13 189 20 131 14 165 27 130 12 169 39 125 12 176
% of those answering the question 29% 65% 7% 100% 12% 79% 8% 100% 16% 77% 7% 100% 22% 71% 7% 100%

NB: Percentages do not sum to 100% due to rounding

Question 16: Would a ban or restriction in Scotland on the use of any of the electronic training aids listed have an effect on your business or organisation?


Anti-bark collars
Respondent category Static pulse Spray Sonic Vibrate
Yes No Don't know Total Yes No Don't know Total Yes No Don't know Total Yes No Don't know Total
Animal behaviourist 6 30 1 37 2 32 1 35 3 31 1 35 3 29 1 33
Animal care - 6 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 6
Animal trainer 23 70 8 101 12 71 9 92 13 71 8 92 18 70 9 97
Pet supplies 2 4 1 7 1 4 2 7 1 4 2 7 2 3 2 7
Veterinary professional 1 17 - 18 2 16 - 18 1 17 - 18 1 16 - 17
Owner of working dogs 2 3 2 7 2 2 2 6 2 1 2 5 2 1 2 5
TOTAL 34 130 12 176 19 131 14 164 20 130 13 163 26 125 14 165
% of those answering the question 19% 74% 7% 100% 12% 80% 9% 100% 12% 80% 8% 100% 16% 76% 8% 100%

NB: Percentages do not sum to 100% due to rounding

Question 16: Would a ban or restriction in Scotland on the use of any of the electronic training aids listed have an effect on your business or organisation?


Boundary Fence Systems
Respondent category Static pulse
Yes No Don't know Total
Animal behaviourist 4 30 3 37
Animal care - 6 - 6
Animal trainer 16 74 7 97
Pet supplies 4 3 1 8
Veterinary professional 1 17 - 18
Owner of working dogs 1 2 2 5
TOTAL 26 132 13 171
% of those answering the question 15% 77% 8% 100%

Contact

Email: Graeme Beale, socialresearch@gov.scot