The Welfare Consequences and Efficacy of Training Pet Dogs with Remote Electronic Training Collars in Comparison to Reward Based Training

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This study investigated the welfare consequences of training dogs in the field with manually operated electronic devices (e-collars). Following a preliminary study on 9 dogs, 63 pet dogs referred for recall related problems were assigned to one of three Groups: Treatment Group A were trained by industry approved trainers using e-collars; Control Group B… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0102722

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@inproceedings{Cooper2014TheWC, title={The Welfare Consequences and Efficacy of Training Pet Dogs with Remote Electronic Training Collars in Comparison to Reward Based Training}, author={Jonathan J. Cooper and Nina R Cracknell and Jessica Hardiman and Hannah Wright and Daniel Mills}, booktitle={PloS one}, year={2014} }