Code of Practice for Training Dogs and Cats to Wear Electronic Collars - Victoria


You may use this code as guidance if you own or work with a dog or cat that is being trained with an electronic collar. Electronic collars are used to manage unacceptable behaviour or teach obedience. The code sets out standards for training with an electronic collar. These standards are designed to protect the welfare of dogs and cats.

Compliance with this code is not mandatory. However, by complying with this code you can demonstrate that you have met your legal obligations. Proving that you have complied with this code can be used as a defence against a charge of cruelty or aggravated cruelty to animals.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Regulations 2019 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

Agriculture Victoria

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