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Mandatory dog ​​owner course in the canton of Zurich

Dog owner courses in the canton of Zurich are still mandatory for dogs of the breed type list I. The size (at least 45 cm height) and the weight (at least 16 kg body weight) serve as a guideline.

  • Puppies need to take 4 lessons on at least 4 days up to the 16th week of life.

  • For young dogs 10 lessons on at least 10 days up to the 18th month of life.

  

  • If the puppy and / or the young dog course has not been attended, training course with 20 lessons each for at least 10 days up to the 18th month of life.


  • In the event of a lack of puppy training from the previous owner an additional attendance of an education course of 10 lessons on at least 5 days within one year after the completion of the young dog course.


  • If the young dog course has not been attended, a training course with 20 lessons each on at least 10 days between the age of 18 and 8 years.

    

After the age of 8, there is no longer a course requirement.

We offer group lessons at 2 locations in canton Zürich for your convenience (Zurich Enge and Laupen), and private lessons either at our locations or by request at your place.

Puppy Training:

Puppies learn and develop quickly. The time between the 8th and 16th week of life is very formative and especially important. We allow puppies to play together under supervision, communicate with each other and discover new situations in a protected environment.  

In the canton of Zurich this course is mandatory for dogs that are >15 kg and higher than 45cm. However, we recommend it for puppies of all breeds!

Course content:

  • Building up a bond with its human

  • Getting used to the environment

  • Socialization with humans and other dogs

  • Stress-free and joyful leashing and unleashing

  • Practicing bite inhibition

  • The first steps on the leash

  • Establishing sit & down & stay

  • Development of the recall

  • Occupation possibilities with the dog

  • Getting used to grooming and health measures

Number of participants: max. 5 dog-human teams per class 

Course location: Brandschenkestrasse 130, 8002 Zurich

Duration: 4 lessons à 50 min (3 group lessons + 1 private lesson)

Investment: CHF 365.- (incl. certificate / attestation for the municipality)

Dates: The puppy development course takes place on Saturday morning. The offer can be booked in the Booking Tool.

Bring along:

  1. Vaccination card at the first lesson

  2. Your passport or ID

  3. AMICUS of your dog

  4. Collar and a leash (please NO flexi leash)

  5. Favorite toy (no ball!).

At 17 weeks your dog reaches the age of a young dog. In this turbulent transition period to adulthood (until approx.18 months), it is our task to continue to respond calmly, serenely and firmly to our little fur friends and to accompany you on their journey through life to become a trusting partner.

Young Dog Course:

For dogs of larger breeds (> 15 kg and higher than 45 cm) this course is obligatory in the canton of Zurich (at least 10 lessons). However, the dogs of smaller breeds are also most welcome!

Course content:

  • Leash leadership and encounters on the lease 

  • Recall signal with and without distraction

  • calm exercises, impulse control

  • Taboos and limits

  • City training

  • Non verbal communication: training of the own body language and of the dog

  • Appropriate and meaningful occupation for the dog

Number of participants: Max. 6 dog-human teams 

Course location: Brandschenkestrasse 130, 8002 Zurich and surrounding area

Duration: 10 lessons à 50 min (7 group lessons, 3 social walks)

Dates: The young dog course takes place on Saturday morning. The offer can be booked in the Booking Tool.

Bring along:

  1. Vaccination card, if you have not done the puppy course with us

  2. Your passport or ID

  3. AMICUS of your dog

  4. Collar and a leash (please NO flexi leash)

  5. Favorite toy (no ball!)

By clicking the Book now buttom you will be re directed to our school page Dogaffair.ch

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