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Re: pets not allowed in apartment

An english-speaking dog trainer and carer?

Please convince him not to retire! There is quite a bit of demand for such services, especially since all dog owners are required to take the SKN courses.

Now, your husband would not yet be qualified to teach the SKN, as this requires a Switzerland-specific education and certification by one of the recognized umbrella organizations - but I would bet his background would mean that he would have an easier time of it, assuming he speaks German or French.

See the Bvet website:


And he might want to get in contact with Certodog, the organisation where my trainer did her certification:


Your husband could of course teach other courses, but SKN certification is something many owners look for in a trainer, and would make him more marketable. Perhaps he could start with offering English language courses while working towards SKN certification.

Dog care is also regulated, depending on what he intends to do he might want to pursue the necessary coursework or certification with the Veterinaramt. There are several threads on the subject, a quick search will bring them up. But again, as he is working towards that he could likely find plenty of clients - just look at the ads in the marketplace, dog owners desperate for help.

Anyway, this is a bit off topic for this thread... but do convince him early retirement isn't necessary.
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