Wales bans “shock collars”.

Wales has become the first part of the UK to ban the use of electric shock collars. Use of the collar, in Wales, could lead to a fine of up to £20,000 or 6 months in jail.

Shock collars are a very emotive subject but a few Glen of Imaal Terrier owners around the world have used them and have been very impressed. One owner had to go on a half day course (with the Glen) before being allowed to purchase one. The idea was two fold:- was the dog “suitable” for a collar and would the owner be able to use it correctly. Of course a collar isn’t the answer in many, many cases but any piece of training equipment in the wrong hands can be cruel. The key is to use the appropriate piece of equipment for a particular dog, in the correct situation, and in the correct way but not in Wales anymore