UPDATE, June 16, 2018
62 members of the Zurich parliament have called for a referendum on the the mandatory Training. So the decision to revoke the courses may be tossed over to the voters of Zurich.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION, May 31, 2018
As confirmed by VETA, Zurich has voted to abolish the dog training regulations for dogs belonging to breed type I. At this point I do not know when this will be implemented. I suspect January 1, 2019.
What does this mean for you and your dog?
When arriving in the canton of Zurich, pooches belonging to breed type I (bigger than 45 cm or heavier than 16 kg) need to visit different classes, depending on fido’s age:
1) If you are getting a puppy right now, you need to visit puppy class before he turns 16 weeks.
2) If your dog is younger than 18 months, and landed in Switzerland before January 1, 2018, you need to complete the “Junghundekurs”.
3) If your dog is older than 18 months, and landed in Switzerland before December 1, 2017, you need to complete the “Erziehungskurs”.
Once I know more I will post an update.
|Born after December 31, 2010||Welpenförderung
|8 weeks – 16 weeks||4 lessons||10 lessons||n/a|
|16 weeks – 18 months||n/a||10 lessons||10 lessons|
|18 months – 8 years||n/a||n/a||10 lessons|
Hardly anything in the coexistence between humans and dogs is more important than the highest possible level of social bonding.
Using the urban and the natural environment, Birgit concentrates on motivational exercises to help making the future cooperation between you and your puppy best, and build a strong relationship based on mutual trust and respect!
After having learnt the social motivation your pooch will start with the early education. The future adherence of the most important verbal commands, such as “come,” and “no” will be taught informally and exclusively by playful motivation exercises. You will learn how to reward appropriate behaviour correctly.
Birgit is an approved Dog Trainer by the Veterinary Inspection Office of the Canton of Zurich (Kanton Zürich Gesundheitsdirektion Veterinäramt).
The courses are offered “on the Silver Coast” in the districts of Horgen and Affoltern a. A.