Each year the National Sheep Association (NSA) collects the experiences of farmers affected by sheep worrying by carrying out snap-shot surveys. By answering the following questions you are helping to contribute to this research which gives an important insight into this serious issue.

* 1. On average, how many sheep worrying incidents have you experienced in the last year?

* 2. Where have you found dog attacks on your sheep occur? [Tick all that apply]

* 3. Of these, where have attacks on your sheep occurred the most? [Tick one]

* 4. How many dogs are usually involved in an attack? [Tick one]

* 5. What is most common scenario for attacks on your sheep? [Tick one]

* 6. What do you consider to be the main causes of dog attacks on sheep on your farm? [Tick all that apply]

* 7. Of these, which of these causes do you think is behind most attacks on your farm? [Tick one]

* 8. On average, how many sheep have been killed in a single attack?

* 9. On average, how many sheep have been injured in a single attack?

* 10. What kinds of impacts/injuries do you find occur as a result of dog attack? [Tick all that apply]

* 11. Of these, which do you consider to be the most common impact? [Tick one]

* 12. Do you display warning signs asking the public to keep their dog on a lead around livestock?

* 13. Do you report sheep worrying incidents to the police? [Tick one]

* 14. If you have reported an incident to the police, what was the outcome or what is the most common outcome? [Tick one]

* 15. If you have reported an incident to the police, how would you rate their response? (0 = no response 10 = very helpful) [Tick one]

* 16. What positive activity on dog worrying is being conducted by your local police force? [Tick all that apply]

* 17. What activity/activities do you think would help reduce dog worrying incidents? [Tick all that apply]

* 18. Which single activity do you think would be most effective to reduce on farm incidents? [Tick one]

* 19. Case studies are an essential tool for NSA in the work we do raising awareness of the issue of sheep worrying by dogs. If you would consider volunteering a case please provide your contact details here.

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