A dog owner from Wales has become the first person to get hit with a fine for use of an electronic shock collar device.
The BBC reports:
Phillip Pook, 48, from Ogmore-by-Sea, Vale of Glamorgan, admitted using the collar, to stop his border collie jumping over a wall.
But he had denied he had been warned the collar was illegal.
It was discovered on his dog, found roaming on a beach in December 2010.
Pook was also ordered to pay £1,000 in costs, when he was sentenced.
He used the collar to try to stop the collie jumping over a high wall surrounding his property, Bridgend magistrates heard.
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