Mandatory Courses in ZH

Valid till May 31, 2022: When arriving in the canton of Zurich, pooches belonging to breed type I (bigger than 45 cm or heavier than 16 kg), and all dogs that are not considered tiny in stature must undergo mandatory courses. A dog – regardless of size or weight – is only considered to be tiny if both parents can be proven to be tiny.

Born after December 31, 2010Welpenförderung
Puppy Fundamentals
Social Competence
Reliable Handling
8 weeks – 16 weeks4 lessons10 lessonsn/a
16 weeks – 18 monthsn/a10 lessons10 lessons
18 months – 8 yearsn/an/a20 lessons

Valid starting June 1, 2022: Valid for every dog from tiny to giant breed

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).

Classes are offered “on the Silver Coast” in the districts of Horgen and Affoltern a. A., and in Kreis 2 & 3 of Zurich. Venues will change every week.

Courses are also offered in private sessions in these areas:

  • Canton of Aargau: Districts of Lenzburg, Bremgarten, Muri
  • Canton of Zurich: Districts of Affoltern am Albis, Horgen, and Dietikon, Kreis 1, 2, 3, 4 & 9 of Zurich
  • Canton of Zug