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'Tis the law, HAT. http://www.bvet.admin.ch/themen/tier...x.html?lang=de
The revisions to the TSchV prompted by the Oberglatt tragedy focused on promoting responsibility, knowledge, and skill among those who are in charge of dogs - with an eye to prevention of future tragedies.
As dog owners are now required to take courses before purchasing a dog, and then again within the first year of ownership, it only makes sense that those who are paid to look after them have equal skill and knowledge. Whoever is in the charge of the dog - be it the owner or a third party - must understand the responsibility they undertake.
Yes, many people offering their services as dog walkers, sitters, and carers are not compliant with the law - just look at the number of people here looking for dog care work in the EF market place section. I would guess that most of the folks posting here are unaware of the law, as most come from countries where such activities are not regulated. And many dog owners don't realize that a dog sitter needs to have certain qualifications.
Nonetheless, ignorance of the law is never an excuse.
And working illegally is never a good idea.
I would urge all dog owners, and all who offer dog care services, to learn what the law is and how it applies to one's situation.