Table 2

Reasons cited by owners for remote e-collar and bark collar use
Device Reason for use Number of owners using electric collar for this reason Combined categories used in regression models
E-collar (n = 185) Chasing livestock 31 Problems with recall and chasing
Chasing people (incl. bikes) 4
Chasing other dogs 5
Chasing cats 2
Chasing other (e.g. wildlife) 27
Recall 47
Barking 47 Barking, excluded as small numbers used exclusively
General training 15 All categories excluded from regression analysis due to insufficient numbers
Pulling on lead 9
Escaping / jumping at fence 3
‘Dominant behaviours’ 1
Stealing food 1
Eating faeces 2
Aggression 2
Mounting other dogs 1
Jumping up 2

Owners may have reported use for more than one situation.

Blackwell et al.

Blackwell et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:93   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-93

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