Table 3

Categorisation of training methods used in comparison groups
Training method used Category Recall /chasing problems
Number of cases Number of cases exclusive to category
E-collar E-collar 102 83
Citronella collar
Verbal punishment
Water pistol
Non verbal distraction
Aversive based 156 123
Withholding treats
Clicker training
Food rewards
Reward based 406 373

This table illustrates the specific training methods combined in the comparison groups, categorisation of training methods, numbers of cases where owners report the use of each category for recall / chasing behaviours, and the numbers included in further analysis which are mutually exclusive of other categories.

Blackwell et al.

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

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