ARDO Ongoing Survey Results

Find Below The Detailed Results

URGENT REQUEST: By simply completing the form above and using our site to contact your parliamentary representative, ARDO need and encourage you to share your experiences with electronic training collars (e-collars, bark collars and fence containment collars) in furthering the freedom and enhancing the well-being of your pet. This is not a marketing questionnaire. We have no self-serving agenda beyond representing full truth on behalf of genuine, responsible dog owners. It should take no more than 10 minutes of your time to do your part in protecting and enhancing the welfare of countless thousands of dogs. As the Dogs Trust head a campaign intended to prohibit the sale and criminalise the use of what we know and repeatedly demonstrate to be, a tremendously effective, humane and subtle training aid when used from a position of knowledge and compassion; we urge you to work with us in making your voice count. PLEASE complete the questionnaire and follow the link to contact your local MP. We MUST present facts to combat sensationalist misrepresentation and half-truths. Thank you in anticipation. Your help is essential.

Mission Statement

“ARDO represents, educates, guides and speaks for passionate, responsible dog owners and dog lovers. We are real dog people with a steadfast ethical commitment to protecting and enhancing canine welfare. ARDO members are dedicated to securing safety and working for controlled freedom of behavioural expression.”


ARDO is a totally unique association of dog owners, trainers behaviourists and scientists. As real-world, everyday dog owners, we consult speak and act together with and on behalf of you and your dogs. We are not a ‘trainer’ association. Whilst we have many members who are experienced, compassionate and knowledgeable trainers, ARDO membership is not restricted by qualifications or expertise. Members of ARDO share a love of dogs and a sense of responsibility to our canine friends, to the public at large and to other pets and livestock with whom our dogs come into contact.

“ARDO members are sympathetic and understanding to the necessary, proportionate and humane use of all legitimate training aids in the appropriate circumstances.”


We have no political, financial or ideological agenda, focusing instead on working with and for our members to assist them in creating the best possible relationship with their dogs. All advice, action or endorsement is strictly in line with our mission statement.”

Is ARDO for me?

Do you believe passionately that responsibility and freedom go together? Like ensuring your dog knows the boundaries, both physical and behavioural? Do you strive to make sure your dog has freedom to express normal behaviour? Like walking off lead and behaving well? Do you do what it takes to make sure your dog has freedom from pain injury and disease? Like allowing your dog the secure freedom of the garden? If you answered yes to these questions, then ARDO is definitely for you – so JOIN US Now!!

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