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Table 2 Table illustrating the most frequent response of Private Veterinary Practitioners (PVPs), Veterinary Nurses (VNs) and the overall most frequent response (PVPs and VNs combined) in each vignette. The Best Outcome column indicates whether the advice in the given vignette was likely or unlikely to result in best outcome. Higher % indicates greater agreement on the likelihood of best outcome depicted in the vignette, while lower % indicates a more varied response. Vignette 1 = physical correction, 2 = positive reinforcement for toilet training, 3 = citronella collar, 4 = physical restraint, 5 = accredited trainer, 6 = positively reinforcing fear, 7 = positive reinforcement for recall training, 8 = invisible radio fence, 9 = dominance trainer, 10 = check chain, 11 = desensitisation, 12 = another dog for separation anxiety (See Table 1 for full details)

From: Exploring the understanding of best practice approaches to common dog behaviour problems by veterinary professionals in Ireland

Vignette Best Outcome PVP Most Frequent Response VN Most Frequent Response Overall Most Frequent Response
1 Unlikely 76.2% Unlikely 79.7% Unlikely 78.3% Unlikely
2 Likely 97.6% Likely 94.7% Likely 95.9% Likely
3 Unlikely 46.4% Unlikely 65.4% Unlikely 58.1% Unlikely
4 Unlikely 88.1% Unlikely 89.5% Unlikely 88.9% Unlikely
5 Likely 60.7% Likely 72.9% Likely 68.2% Likely
6 Unlikely 65.5% Unlikely 57.9% Unlikely 60.8% Unlikely
7 Likely 95.2% Likely 91.7% Likely 93.1% Likely
8 Unlikely 47.6% Unlikely 62.4% Unlikely 56.7% Unlikely
9 Unlikely 48.8% Unlikely 43.6% Unlikely 45.6% Unlikely
10 Unlikely 77.4% Unlikely 84.2% Unlikely 81.6% Unlikely
11 Unlikely 77.4% Unlikely 83.5% Unlikely 81.1% Unlikely
12 Unlikely 39.3% Unlikely 43.6% Unlikely 41.9% Unlikely