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Hello EFers!

Keeping in mind Dr. Johnson's famous adage that "the man who is too tired to uproot his entire family in his mid-40s and move the entire circus to Lausanne is a man who is tired of life," we are in fact doing precisely this--we arrive (if the vast bureaucracy smiles upon us) on August 6. Goods are being shipped (from the East Coast of the US) on Monday, we follow (including dog flying under United's so-called PetSafe program) and hopefully all the pieces of the puzzle will fall into place.

I returned two days ago from a house-hunting trip and pulled off the miracle of finding what seems to be a suitable apartment in 2 days, a miracle helped of course by the relocation agent. We will be living in Pully near the Centre sportif de Rochettaz. Coming with a spouse (hoping to make a career transition within the next year) and a 12 and 10 year old, both going into state schools (part of the reason for Pully, which is supposedly used to expats). Kids will have about 80 hours of French lessons under their belts before August and the older one, in particular, seems to be making excellent progress. But one can imagine how much of a huge transition this will be for them and all of us.

So I just wanted to introduce myself/ourselves (I assume my wife will be opening up her own EF account at some point) and put all the Vaudois (if I can call you that) in particular on notice that I will likely be coming back for a laundry list of questions/worries/etc., the first being, any suggestions for off leash dog areas? (We have a little strip of forest near the house that has trails, and a car would take us up to Sauvabelin, or 15 minute walk to lake, but any advice along these lines would be appreciated since we have an English setter/pointer mix who is very demanding

Wish us good luck in the last month of logging off of our lives here and logging on over there!

Dorado
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Old 04.07.2014, 15:54
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Welcome to the forum, and thanks for the smile.

Oh. And I don't know how they say Bon Chance in Lausanne, but have some bon chances.
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Old 04.07.2014, 15:57
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welcome and good luck!
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Welcome, there are quite a few importing dog threads that are likely worth visiting.

I understand you'll need to take some sort of mandated obedience course when the pooch arrives.

Also, certain inspections from veterinarians, along with necessarily recent Rabies vaccination have to be documented. [read as within 30 days of pet arrival]. This was at least the case for our cat.

While passing through customs was very quick, the officer did ask for and glimpse through the papers.

If the above documentation requirement is news to you, I would recommend confirming, and being prepared to get on the phone with the vet post haste. You probably have this down, just thought I'd throw it out there.

Good luck, enjoy.
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I understand you'll need to take some sort of mandated obedience course when the pooch arrives.
Yes, the OP will need to do the SKN Praxis course, and likely the SKN Theory course as well.

The theory course is required of first time dog owners before acquiring a dog; foreigners who moves to Switzerland with their dogs are supposed to contact the cantonal Veterinäramt for a ruling on whether or not one's proof of previous ownership is acceptable to excuse one from the theory course requirement.

Even if you are excused, I would strongly urge you to take the SKN Theory course anyway, as you will find dog ownership here is likely quite different from what we are used to in the US - the Theory course is a good place to get all the info you will need.

All dog owners must do the SKN Practical course within 12 month of acquiring a dog - in your case, within 12 months from entry into Switzerland.

The courses are short - usually 2 sessions for the Theory, 5 for the Practical, and inexpensive - usually ca. CHF 150 each. The database of trainers certified to teach the courses can be found here:
http://blv.bytix.com/plus/trainer/

Now - all this is federal regulation. IN addition, dog control is the competency of the canton. For Vaud, a summary of the rules can be found here, with links to the actual text of the law at the top of the page:
http://www.tierimrecht.org/de/tiersc...echt/waadt.php

Rough translation:

- You are required to keep your dog under control at all times.

(Note: in Switzerland, unless otherwise signed or regulated, 'under control' generally means trained to the standard of immediate recall - and you must recall him to you whenever asked to do so, you must not let him bother other people or animals. If your dog is not trained to that standard, keep him on lead when there is a chance that he might bother other people or animals.)

- You are required to take out liability insurance.
- You are required to pay a dog tax
- In addition to the microchip, you are required to have a tag with the dog's name and your name and address on it.

- in nature conservency areas, your dog must be on lead.

(Your dog is not one of the listed breeds, so fortunately the rest does not apply.)

There may be additional regulations in your commune; when you register your dog with them ask about this.

Good luck - hope the family, four footed member included, enjoy their Swiss adventure!
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Welcome, there are quite a few importing dog threads that are likely worth visiting.

I understand you'll need to take some sort of mandated obedience course when the pooch arrives.

Also, certain inspections from veterinarians, along with necessarily recent Rabies vaccination have to be documented. [read as within 30 days of pet arrival]. This was at least the case for our cat.

While passing through customs was very quick, the officer did ask for and glimpse through the papers.

If the above documentation requirement is news to you, I would recommend confirming, and being prepared to get on the phone with the vet post haste. You probably have this down, just thought I'd throw it out there.

Good luck, enjoy.
Read as in 10 days for a dog. You must take your dog to a vet within 10 days of arrival so they can check documentation and register the dog on the ANIS database.

And for your info, the Circus Knie will be in Lausanne 3rd to 15th October. Definitely worth a visit.

Welcome to the forum and soon to Switzerland.
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