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Requirements For Dog Care Providers

A recent discussion highlighted some concerns with posts offering dog care, and so it was decided to create this sticky thread.

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Now that parliament has voted to abolish the SKN, we do not know how this will affect regulations for people caring for 5 or fewer dogs. Nothing has been said officially, so for now we should probably assume the status quo.

Once more is known an update will be added to the end of this thread.

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This may come as a surprise to many expats but, unlike in many of our home countries, dog ownership and (particularly commercial) dog care are regulated in Switzerland. This means that anyone paid to dog sit or walk dogs, even if a minimal amount, may fall under these regulations.

Yes, this is quite different than what you may have experienced back home. Dog care in Switzerland is not the 'casual work' that it is in other countries. The rationale is that a third person in charge of a dog is held to the same standard as a dog owner because a dog carer bears the same responsibility.

If you are considering offering to care for dogs in some way, please read the following summary before you post. Anyone caring for dogs - dog owners, dog sitters, dog walkers, people offering holiday care, etc - must understand and follow Swiss regulations.


Caveat: This summary is based on my reading of the various laws, but I am certainly not an expert. As always, if you have a question please go directly to the source, either the BVet or the cantonal Veterinäramt, to discuss your exact situation. How the regulations apply to you will depend on what services you plan to offer.

The law is relatively new, and when it first came into force there were many questions as to how it would be implemented, to whom it would apply. Some of the threads discussing this are now outdated as policy has been clarified. And further changes to interpretation are always possible. If/as rules and policies change in the future we'll add to this thread.

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Dog care regulations generally fall under the federal animal welfare laws, the Tierschutzverordnung and Tierschutzgesetz (TSchV and TSchG). In French, the TSchV is the Ordonnance sur la protection des animaux (OPAn), in Italian the Ordinanza sulla protezione deli animali (also OPAn). For simplicity's sake I'll use the German terms.

Links provided will generally be to the German text, please switch to your desired language.

The law is SR 455.1, the full text can be found here:
http://www.admin.ch/ch/d/sr/455_1/index.html

In the TSchV, dogs are covered primarily under the 10. Abschnitt, articles 68-79. General commercial care of animals is discussed in 5.Kapitel 'Gewerbsmässiger Umgang mit Tieren', articles 101-111. Education (not species specific) is discussed in 9. Kapitel, articles 189-205.

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So - what do you need to do in order to offer dog care services?


If one is offering commercial dog care services - commercial usually means being paid - one must undertake one of three types of education courses: the SKN Theory and Practical courses , the FBA or the eidg. Tierpfleger Diploma. Which course one needs to take depends on the type of service offered.

From the BVet website, under the FAQ 'Haufige Fragen zu den Kursen für Hundehalter uns zur Hundtrainerausbildung', page 4. Click on the link on the right for the full .pdf:
http://www.bvet.admin.ch/tsp/02222/index.html?lang=de

"Ist ein „Spazierdienst“ oder „privater Hundehort“ ohne eigene Hunde verpflichtet, eine Ausbildung mit Sachkundenachweis vorzuweisen? Und wenn ja, ab wann und mit welchen Hunden?

Personen, die gewerbsmässig Hunde betreuen (Spazierdienste) müssen zumindest den theoretischen (wenn sie selbst noch nie einen Hund gehalten haben) sowie einen praktischen Sachkundenachweis (gegebenenfalls mit einem fremden Hund, wenn kein eigener vorhanden ist) absolvieren.
Ein Hundehort wird rechtlich einem Tierheim gleichgestellt. Es ist in diesem Fall nicht ausreichend, nur einen Sachkundenachweis zu absolvieren. Sind bis zu 19 Pflegeplätze vorhanden, muss eine fach- spezifische, berufsunabhängige Ausbildung absolviert werden. Bei mehr als 19 Pflegeplätzen muss die Betreuung der Hunde unter der Verantwortung eines Tierpflegers oder einer Tierpflegerin erfolgen. Der Betrieb eines Tierheimes – auch dann, wenn nur ein Pflegeplatz vorhanden ist – ist meldepflichtig und muss dem zuständigen kantonalen Veterinäramt gemeldet werden.
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Which roughly translates as:

Does a dog walker or a private dog sitter without his/her own dog need to complete the SKN courses? If so, from when, and with which dogs?

Anyone caring for dogs on a commercial basis (such as dog walkers) must at a minimum complete the SKN theory course (if one has not previously owned a dog registered in one's own name in Switzerland*) as well as the practical SKN course. If one does not have one's own dog, one may do the SKN practical course with someone else's dog.

A private dog care facility (i.e., taking dogs into your home or other facility) is legally equivalent to a Tierheim. In this case completing the SKN is not enough.

If one has places for up to 19 dogs, one must complete the FBA. If places for more than 19 dogs are offered, the facility must be run under the responsibility of someone holding the Tierpfleger diploma.

Running a Tierheim, even when only one place is offered, requires registration with the cantonal Veterinäramt.


* Be aware that if one has not owned a dog registered in Switzerland prior to 1 Sept 2008 but one has owned a dog in another country, in order to determine if one is required to do the SKN theory course one needs to contact the cantonal Veterinäramt to determine if one's proof of prior ownership is acceptable, or not. This is covered on page 8 of the FAQ linked above.

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The SKN theory and SKN practical courses are the same courses required of dog owners. This is what most of those offering small-scale dog care are required to take - for instance those offering dog walking or caring for a dog in the client's home.

If one has already taken the theory and practical courses with one's own dog, one meets this requirement. If one has not already done so, one must take the theory course and do the practical with at least one dog - one may use someone else's dog if one does not have a dog of one's own.

A dog carer only needs to do the practical course once - with the possible exception of a long-term or foster situation lasting longer than 3 months. In that case, the carer is deemed to have taken on ownership responsibility and must do the SKN practical with that particular dog. (There may also be a requirement to add the foster's name to the ANIS database in this case.) As always: when in doubt, ask the BVet or the cantonal Veterinäramt.)

The theory course is usually done in two sessions, the practical course is usually done in 4-5. One can do the courses in a group or as private lessons. The courses are usually offered in the local language, but some trainers are willing to do them in English. Some, but not all, trainers list the languages offered in their listings on the BVet app; contact the trainer directly to verify.

There is no test involved in the SKN courses, attendence is what is required. In many cantons you will receive a certificate of completion, but I understand that this might vary.

The BVet website contains all the information you need, see 'Alles zur Hundeausbildung' at the right:
http://www.bvet.admin.ch/tsp/02222/index.html?lang=de

Specifically, see:
http://www.bvet.admin.ch/tsp/02222/0...x.html?lang=de

To find an SKN trainer, see:
http://bvet.bytix.com/plus/trainer/

Prices for these courses are not regulated, but usually run in the neighborhood of CHF 150 when done as a group. A private course will likely be more expensive.

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Those offering larger scale dog care will need to do either the berufsunabhängig Fachausbildung (FBA formerly referred to as the Tierpfleger-Light), or the eidg. Tierpfleger Diplom. These are more in-depth courses of study intended for professional animal carers. The former is for people running a Hort, Tierheim or kennel with 19 or fewer dogs, the latter for the head of a Tierheim or kennel with more than 19 dogs.

The FBA is described here:
http://www.tierpfleger.ch/fba-tierbetreuer-züchter/

And the Tierpfleger Diploma here:
http://www.tierpfleger.ch/berufsbild-tierpfleger-in/

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Additionally dog control - as opposed to dog welfare - falls under the competency of the various cantons. A dog sitter, walker, etc. is required to follow cantonal dog control law just as an owner is. Note especially additional regulations for the care of dogs of listed breeds in the cantons where BSL is in force.

For a summary of the cantonal dog laws, see the Tier Im Recht website. Click on the canton, a link to the text of the law is usually at the top, summary below.

http://www.tierimrecht.org/de/tiersc...echt/index.php

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It should also be noted that several cantons require liability insurance for dog owners. However, one's Privathaftpflicht might not extend to cover a commercial third party in charge of the dog. Always check with your insurer.

Even in cantons where liability insurance is not required, anyone offering dog care services and anyone using dog care services is strongly advised to ensure that the appropriate household and liability insurance is in place. Speak to your insurance agent, give exact details of your business plan. (For instance, if you will be transporting a client's dog in your own car, are there insurance issues?)

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It should be noted that all of the above only applies to commercial dog care services. If one is offering (non-professional) care for cats or other pet animals there are no specific education requirements. And, if one is offering to care for a dog for free, as a favor for a friend, one does not need the above courses.

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A personal note:

Even if one is not required to do the SKN theory course, I would strongly urge all who offer dog care services to do so. You are taking on a responsibility that requires you to understand Swiss expectations, mores, and laws.

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And a final caveat:

The regulations surrounding the ownership and control of dogs - and their interpretation - are subject to change. All dog owners and carers are urged to stay abreast of current law and policy.

When in doubt, please ask the BVet :
http://www.bvet.admin.ch/kontakt/index.html?lang=de

Or ask your cantonal Veterinäramt. A list of those offices can be found here:
http://www.bvet.admin.ch/themen/vete...x.html?lang=de

Another source for questions surrounding all aspects of animal law is the Tier Im Recht foundation:
http://www.tierimrecht.org

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What all this boils down to:

If one is offering dog care in exchange for payment, please list your Swiss qualification in your post.


It is up to both the dog owner and the dog carer to comply with the law.

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Re: Requirements For Dog Care Providers

Thank you MELONCOLLIE your research on the dog walking etc. subject (professional or just for fun) and the time you took to list it here is greatly appreciated
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Great Post Meloncollie. Having recently moved to Geneva with my goldendoodle, I appreciate all of this information. It makes sense that dog care providers should have to take the same courses that dog owners do. At first I thougt that all of these rules for owning a dog here were over the top and annoying, but now it seems to definitely help ensure the well being of the animals and people. Plus, my doodle could use some additional training courses as he still likes to jump up to greet everyone he meets! And that's not exactly pleasant as he is 24 kg! Cheers!
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Does somebody know if there trainer courses in English? I would like to do a training course but mainly for me and my pet...I am not going to work as a dog trainer unfortunatly so I don't need to get a tier pfleger certification or however is written...
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Re: Requirements For Dog Care Providers

Are you looking for the SKN in English, or another type of course?

(All owners, if your dog was born after 1 Sept 2008, or if you moved here with your dog after that date, are required to do the SKN courses.)

The short answer is yes, there are indeed trainers who work in English. And even if a trainer doesn't do the course in English there is often another class member who speaks it and can help you. (I learned most of my German via the Hundeschule. )

Here is the database of certified SKN trainers, some list the languages spoken, but many don't. If you find someone you want to work with simply write in English, asking if English instruction is possible.

Most SKN trainers also offer other classes if that is what you are looking for. Because SKN trainers all work on a positive reward-based force-free basis, the database is a good place to start your search even if you are looking for another kind of training.
http://bvet.bytix.com/plus/trainer/

There have been several threads asking for trainers in English - a quick search should bring up those threads. Here's one, for example:
dog training in Zürich


If you are looking for a specific type of course - Familienhund, obedience, a dog sport, etc. - let us know and perhaps we can advise further.

Great to see that you are thinking about training - a great way to promote the dog/owner bond. And lots of fun to boot.
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Re: Requirements For Dog Care Providers

Thanks for your message. I have taken the mandatory courses already. What I am looking for is a course where they would teach you how to be a dog trainer. I have read a few books but I believe it is more a thing of hands on experience so I would like some face to face courses. I would check the suggested websites many thanks.
The thing is I have a Jack Russell and many times you need to know certain "tricks" to be able to teach her something. That's why I thought a course on how to train dogs could be very useful. She already knows all basic stuff like sit, come, lay, wait, etc but I would love to train her in other things and she loves to learn new stuff it is just that sometimes you need to know the right way for her to learn otherwise she looses her patience : )
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Re: Requirements For Dog Care Providers

You might check here:
http://www.pdte.eu/

It's an organization founded either by or based on the principles of Turid Rugaas. We had a former trainer from this group and she was great. Contacts here may be able to point you in the direction of train the trainer courses.
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Re: Requirements For Dog Care Providers

Cintiaamoros, all training classes, regardless of the theme, are about training the trainer.

Dog training is really owner training. In any good class the trainer doesn't train your dog, but rather teaches you to train your dog. (Any trainer claiming to train your dog has the wrong attitude - walk away.)

So - bear in mind that in Switzerland 'training the trainer' type classes will be more focused on some things you might not be interested in if your goal is to work with your own dog. In addition to the basics of training and canine behavioral studies there is a lot of anatomy and other veterinary subjects, as well as the psychology of working with people. BTW, some training-the-trainer courses are classwork oriented, rather than one-to-one with your dog.

If you feel these would benefit you, great. But if that is more than you want at this step, I would recommend simply finding a good Hundeschule and taking various courses.

I've found Familienhund an excellent all-round program. This covers a very wide swathe of training possibilities, teaches you to teach your dog all the skills he needs to successfully live in a human family.

For an english speaking trainer, you might look into AnimalCoach, as recommended by Summerrain in post 21 of the link given above. IIRC, several EFers have worked with this trainer and have given good reviews of their experiences.

Additionally, things like Team Training, Agility, Flyball, Triebball, Longieren, RallyO, Mobility, Mantrailing, etc. are good ways to learn to train your dog within various differing contexts. I've been regularly taking courses above and beyond the basics for 8 years now, coinciding with the arrival of Hooligan who is the cause of just about every gray hair on my head. In addition to Familienhund twice a week we mix the various dog sports to give H. the chance to try her paw at new things, new experiences. All these add to my 'learning to be my own dog's trainer'.

I also attend of seminars on topics of interest. In addition to the excellent organization Edot linked, you might also look at Aminal Learn in southern Germany, run by Clarissa von Reinhardt (some seminars in English, most in German). Clarissa von Reinhardt is the author of 'Stress in Dogs' and several other books, and one of several highly respected voices in European canine behavior science.

http://www.animal-learn.de/symposium-englisch.html

Or the Swiss-based courses from Certodog, the organization many Swiss trainers work through. Courses are offered German (or possibly French) as these are designed to certify Swiss trainers, but you could speak with the administration about possibilities in English. Nothing ventured, nothing gained afterall.
www.certodog.ch

A good Basel-based English-speaking resource - occasionally he sponsors lectures - is Auf Den Hund Gekommen:
http://www.auf-den-hund-gekommen.net...Resources.html)

A web-based resource is Emily Larlham. I love her videos - and absolutely love her message. Her work is designed to show the owner the basics of training, to help you 'think dog' in order to better teach your dog how to live in your world. She did a seminar in Switzerland last year (sponsored by Auf Den Hunde Gekommen) - while there are none planned for this year there are seminars in Italy,Portugal and England upcoming. Keep an eye on her schedule for 2014.
http://dogmantics.com

By the way, the brilliant Turid Rugaas is hosting an international symposium in Norway in March 2014 - if you fancy a holiday, might be something to keep in mind. http://en.turid-rugaas.no

Another possibility - there are a couple of trainers who follow Martin Rütter's Zentrum Für Mensch Mit Hund here in Switzerland. Again, don't know if English is possible, but worth asking:

http://www.ruetters-dogs.de/Programm/Training (Click on the Swiss flag).

Thse few suggestions just scratch the surface, though. There are so many good options out there, so many brilliant trainers and behaviorists working to spread the message of positive, force-free training to develop the best relationship we can have with our dogs.

What I would suggest, before commiting to one program (and the expense), would be to attend a few seminars on topics that interest you with various speakers/experts, do a few introductory lessions with a variety of local trainers, to get a better feel for exactly what you want to do.

Good luck!

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Re: Requirements For Dog Care Providers

Please note that the revisions to the TschV set to go into effect on 1 Jan 2014 affects pet care providers.

From this thread:
Changes to the TSchV, in force as of 1 Jan 2014

Commercial activities with Animals (Art. 101 and 102)

Animal shelters or animal care services such as dog sitters, dog walkers or people who take in animals while owners are on holiday need a cantonal license as soon as they care for more than 5 animals. The carer's own animals are not counted in that number.

One will need the appropriate training course or diploma to be granted a permit as an animal carer.

Pet owners are reminded to ask for the cantonal permit when you give your animal into the care of someone else.

For shelters or other commercial providers of animal care who care for max 5 animals, it is enough that the responsible person possesses 'the requisite training'. I'm assuming 'verlangte Ausbildung' means the SKN for dog carers but I would urge those of you offering/using pet care to clarify this with the BVet.


As I learn more I'll update this thread.
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Re: Requirements For Dog Care Providers

The BLV (as the BVet is now called) has updated it's Q&A page - and the question of 'verlangte Ausbildung' is clear.

http://blv.bytix.com/faq/default.asp...=2&ap=3#faqres

"Ist ein Spazierdienst oder privater Hundehort ohne eigene Hunde verpflichtet, eine Ausbildung mit Sachkundenachweis vorzuweisen?

Die kantonalen Tierschutzfachstellen verlangen in diesen Situationen, gestützt auf Art. 102 Abs. 3 TSchV, den theoretischen und den praktischen Sachkundenachweis, also die für die Haltung der betreuten Tierart verlangte Ausbildung."

So - anyone offering to care for up to 5 dogs must have both the SKN theory and practical courses - that is, the same as what is required for dog owners.

Anyone caring for more than 5 dogs requires a cantonal permit.


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The text of the law is here, the part that will apply to most people who post on EF offering dog care is Article 102.3:

"In Tierheimen mit maximal 5 Pflegeplätzen oder bei anderer gewerbsmässiger Betreuung von höchstens 5 Tieren genügt es, wenn die für die Tierbetreuung verantwortliche Person über die für die Haltung der betreuten Tierarten verlangte Ausbildung verfügt."

http://www.admin.ch/ch/d/sr/455_1/index.html

Scroll down to articles 101 and 102, which cover the above, plus further regs for those caring for larger numbers of animals.
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Re: Requirements For Dog Care Providers

I decided to ask a question here, in case there is already a topic about this, however I wasn't able to find one.

In a year and a half my husband, our 4 kids and myself, will be moving to Ticino area, somewhere around Caslano. In the mean time I shall get my dog grooming license.

My question is, in order to practice dog grooming, either open a business, or work for someone else at a grooming salon, what are all the permits I might need, any dog training that needs to be done. And so on...
If someone knows anythings about this, please let me know.
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Re: Requirements For Dog Care Providers

Caveat: I don't know much about professional dog grooming, as mine are all DIY jobs, I've never had the chance to meet many groomers. However, my friend Google directed me to the SVTB, The Schweizerischer Verband Für Bildung in Tierpflege. This is the umbrella organization for the various dog care professional diplomas, including the FBA and Tierpfleger discussed up thread.

Anyway, there is a fair amount of information on dog grooming courses here:
http://www.tierpfleger.ch/unterlagen...undecoiffeuse/

The info is in German; I'll have to dig a bit to find something in Italian - will get back to you if I do.


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Caveat: I don't know much about professional dog grooming, as mine are all DIY jobs, I've never had the chance to meet many groomers. However, my friend Google directed me to the SVTB, The Schweizerischer Verband Für Bildung in Tierpflege. This is the umbrella organization for the various dog care professional diplomas, including the FBA and Tierpfleger discussed up thread.

Anyway, there is a fair amount of information on dog grooming courses here:
http://www.tierpfleger.ch/unterlagen...undecoiffeuse/

The info is in German; I'll have to dig a bit to find something in Italian - will get back to you if I do.


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Oh thanx!
I'll have my husband look into this, as he's way better with German.
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Re: Requirements For Dog Care Providers

Thanks Melloncollie! This is great info! Not just for people posting services, but in general. We have had very bad experiences lately with people/kennels watching our dog. The first was a groomer who we saw hit our dog, but couldn't prove it and just recently we left her at a kennel and when we picked her up she stunk and had her paws covered in mud and what we think was also dog or horse excrement. Her once white paws are now yellow! Our new groomer said she had flea bites too. We have had very poor luck with kennels here. We would have liked to retaliate against the kennel as we used them once before and found her left outside shivering in snowy cold weather. Shame on us for using the kennel again. We didn't know how to follow up on the situation or who to log a complaint too.....now we know what we can do!
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Oh my goodness, that's horrifying lmerkel.

The best place to lodge an official complaint is the cantonal Veterinäramt (Affaires Vétérinaire in French) in the canton where the business is located. The Veterinäramt is responsible for animal welfare issues in the canton. They are the organization that can investigate and, where deemed appropriate, take further legal measures. If a business requires registration - as a Tierheim does - the cantonal Veterinäramt is the authority with control over the registration. In Vaud, that is:

http://www.vd.ch/autorites/departeme...-localisation/

Affaires vétérinaires
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A list of all the cantonal Veterinäramt contact details can be found here:

http://www.tierdatenbank.ch/cms/adre...rinaeramt.html

(Some of the links may be outdated; if so, go to the cantonal website, search for Veterinäramt, Vétérinaire)

Another organization I have found helpful for finding information on how to proceed when a case of abuse, neglect, or other issues of animal mistreatment arise is Tier Im Recht. This is a private foundation, their mission is furthering issues of animal welfare.
http://www.tierimrecht.org

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Absolutely shocking that your pup was treated this way. I know there are bad apples out there - and it's time that something is done about them. The laws are on the books... but unfortunately they are all too often applied rather selectively. Especially when a business has close ties with the authorities. But I still feel it very important to register a complaint whenever mistreatment occurs - squeeky wheel.

Hope you find better alternatives for your doglet's care.
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Does somebody know if there trainer courses in English? I would like to do a training course but mainly for me and my pet...I am not going to work as a dog trainer unfortunatly so I don't need to get a tier pfleger certification or however is written...
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I will suggest you to contact Patricia. She runs SKN dog training in English both for the pet and the owner. She is great, friendly. Not sure I can list her number here.. ??? will send you PM with her contact.
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Thank you Meloncollie, this is amazing work and extremely useful!
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Re: Requirements For Dog Care Providers

I notice that this thread was started some time ago, so maybe the requirements have changed.


We are considering having a dog for the first time. What are the requirements for first time dog owners in terms of training, courses, licences etc? Is it just the SKN theory and practical courses?


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Re: Requirements For Dog Care Providers

Pilot, dog ownership is regulated at two levels, the federal and the cantonal. The federal applies to all, but what you need to do additionally depends on which canton you live in and what breed/type/size of dog you have.

This is going off-topic for the dogsitter thread, but nonetheless:

Under the federal law you must do the SKN theory course BEFORE you acquire a dog. Be sure to take this course in your canton, as it is likely local law will be discussed. Given the questions you have posted on other threads I strongly advise you to do an in-person course (as opposed to online) where you would have more opportunity for discussion and feedback.

The list of SKN trainers can be found here, searchable by area:
http://blv.bytix.com/plus/trainer/

Once you acquire a dog, you have 12 months to do the SKN practical course.

Now the cantonal regs:

Your profile says Thurgau. So here is a summary of the TG law, from the Tier Im Recht website. Please note that this is a summary, you should read the text of the law linked at the top.

Also, here is the info from the TG cantonal Veterinäramt:
http://www.veterinaeramt.tg.ch/xml_7...1297/f8483.cfm

Thurgau is a BSL canton. 14 breeds and any dog crossed with one of these are restricted and require special permits. What you need to do depends what breed/type/size of dog you have.

Also note that dogs on non-listed breeds whose adult size is expected to reach 15kg require a specific course to be done within the first year of ownership. I believe this fulfills the federal practical SKN requirement, but since I do not live in TG please contact the Veterinäramt to verify. (Or perhaps a Thurgauer EFer will chime in...)

So - read the info linked, get yourself signed up for the federal SKN, talk to your SKN trainer about TG specific and Gemeinde specific regulations.
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Many thanks! As always a very comprehensive and useful reply
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