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its all new to me but am loving living here
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Forgive me for sticking my nose in if you already know this, but since you mention that you are new here...
Do be aware that you too need to do the SKN course - or courses. There are two mandatory courses for dog owners, a Theory course for first time dog owners and a Practical course for all dog owners, done with each and every dog.
Now, 'first time owner' is often (but not always) defined as not having had a dog registered in your name in the ANIS database - which of course you won't have had, as you are new here. Foreigners who move here with their dogs are supposed to contact the cantonal Veterinäramt for a ruling on whether you need the SKN Theory course, or not.
Chances are that you will not be required to take the Theory course, but nonetheless I recommend newcomers to Switzerland to take it anyway. There is a lot of information that you otherwise might not come across - and as you will soon see, dog ownership here is viewed somewhat differently than it is in other countries.
The Theory course is generally 2 lessons, the Practical course 4-5. You have 12 months from registration (and ANIS registration must be done within 10 days of arrival, you need a vet to do it...) to take the SKN practical course with your dog. Each course costs ca. 150-200. The practical course is just the basics, there is no test for either course, only attendance is required. Some Gemeinden ask for a copy of your SKN certificates when you register the dog with them (yes, that needs to be done too - that's how you pay the dog tax.
By the bye, if you need a recommendation for a vet, just post in the Pets Corner - there are several good vets in your area.
Good luck to you and your four footed friend as you settle in.