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Dog school

Fun while learning

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 Fridays at 10:00. 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)

Investment: CHF 1444.- ("ALL-IN Package")

Dates: The young dog course takes place on Saturdays at 13:30. 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)

Open Training

50 minutes @ CHF 70.00

Special training for dog owners who want to take the next step in dog training.

First Aid for Dogs with Dog Affair, Lesson in English

2 hours @ CHF 300.00

Learn to know better your dog, his heart rate, his breathing and his temperature. Learn what to do in case of an emergency, an injury while hiking or a fight, learn how to approach and transport an injured dog, and much more.

New Dog Owner Training with Dog Affair, Lesson in English

2 hours @ CHF 180.00

If you are looking for a dog for the first time, this course is for you. We will tell you everything you need to know starting for the best breed for you, where to get your dog, first steps, law, transportation and much more!

Dog & Children with Dog Affair, Lesson in English

1 hour @ CHF 100.00

This course is for dog owners and dog owners with children. You will learn how to established limits at home, how to control your dog when kids are around and the kids will learn how to properly approach a dog. What to do and what not to do.

You will be re directed to our school website @ Dogaffair.ch

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