Monday, July 18, 2011

Dog owner fined £2,000 for using electric dog collar to train his border collie


Pook used the collar on his border collie because it kept escaping from his home in Ogmore-by-Sea, near Bridgend

A dog owner who fitted an electric shock collar to his pet has been fined £2,000 in the first case of its kind.

Phillip Pook’s Border Collie, Dougie, got a shock every time he approached a fence surrounding the house.

The dog repeatedly tried to escape and was found wandering alone on a nearby beach wearing the illegal collar.

The couple who spotted him contacted the Dogs’ Trust charity, which traced the owner from a microchip implanted in the animal.


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