SPCA New Zealand
Animal Advocacy

Position Statements

Guard Dogs

SPCA advocates that aggressive behaviour in dogs must not be encouraged as this poses a significant, avoidable, and indiscriminate risk to people and other animals. SPCA opposes the use of dogs specifically for the purposes of guarding commercial or private properties.

Our organisation advocates that the training and confinement of dogs to guard commercial or private property may have a negative effect on their welfare. SPCA considers that the electronic surveillance, monitoring and protection devices currently available provide more humane alternatives for the protection of property than the use of guard dogs.

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