UPDATE: Sent my way from Nevenka René on March 5th, 2014:
I saw the comment on your blog requesting the information pertaining to the prong collar and electric dog collar interdiction in Québec. It’s actually as per Section 26 of the “Règlement sur la sécurité et le bien-être des chats et des chiens ” which states « Le collier de l’animal ne doit pas gêner sa respiration ni lui occasionner de la douleur ou des blessures. »
It basically says that the animal’s collar mustn’t cause him pain or harm nor block his respiration (?)- sorry English is not my first language.
As you mentioned in your comment, the infraction could result in a 600$ fine.
I hope this helps.
I also wished to thank you for the work you’re doing, as a Great Dane owner I know how much care giant breeds actually request and that not all rescue can take them on.
January 9th, 2014:
***I have yet to find the actual law re: this that was sent my way today. I have found literature that states that the unsupervised use of prong and shock collars, is punishable. I am continuing to research this as correct information needs and should be imparted. If anyone is able to locate the actual ruling re: this, please do pass it along. It is so important that only real facts are relayed***
L’utilisation des colliers à pics est interdite au Québec (l’interdiction
de vente sera bientôt officielle). Si vous voyez un chien blessé par ce
type de collier vous pouvez communiquer avec le Ministère de l’Agriculture,
des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec au 1-800-463-5023 (600$
The use of prong collars is illegal in Quebec (and their sale will soon be
illegal as well). If you see a dog that has been injured by this type of
collar, report the incident to the Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Food and
Fisheries by calling 1-800-463-5023 (There is a $600 fine).