Mandatory Courses in ZH

When arriving in the canton of Zurich before December 31, 2021, 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:

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

Starting January 1, 2022 all dog owners – regardless of the dog’s size – have to visit the mandatory classes. Additionally first time dog owners have to visit a theoretical class.

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).

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

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