Table 4

Description of general characteristics of the reduced sample of cases and controls where devices were used for training recall or chasing problems
Variable Categories Number %
Distribution of questionnaire Veterinary practices 137 24
Dog shows or related events 265 46
Agricultural or horse shows 34 6
Dog walkers 95 16
Pet shops or other shops 29 5
Other or missing information 19 3
Gender of owner Female 505 87
Male 72 12
Age category of owners Under 25 years 37 6
25-40 years 135 23
41-60 years 284 49
Over 60 years 120 21
Owner location Scotland or Wales 6 1
North East 11 2
North West 23 4
East Midlands 49 9
West Midlands 24 4
East 62 11
South East 80 14
London 20 4
South West 220 38
Unknown 83 15
Owner report of experience Professional dog trainer 24 4
Experienced dog owner and trainer 202 35
Experienced dog owner but new at training 248 43
New or inexperienced dog owner 105 18
Origin of dog Breeder 314 54
Rescue centre 119 21
Friend or relative 22 4
Other (incl pet shops) 62 11
Owner also breeder 61 11
Sex of dog Males 286 49
Females 292 50
Neuter status of dog Neutered 286 49
Entire 285 49
Breed type (split by UK Kennel Club categories) Toy 21 4
Terriers 60 10
Utility 31 5
Hounds 29 5
Gundogs 184 32
Working 39 7
Pastoral 89 15
Crossbreeds 124 21

Blackwell et al.

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

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