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Old 19.08.2019, 10:35
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Re: moving to switzerland with a dog

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Not to a Texan. Or many other Americans, or people from a whole number of different countries.
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Perhaps the most difficult aspect of immigrating to another culture is that 'you don't know what you don't know.' Many mistakes are made because it never occurrs to us that X, or Y, or Z could be different in our new countries. And most local folks won't give you a head-up, because it never occurs to them that you, the immigrant, wouldn't know the 'normal' X, or Y, or Z.

Many Americans wouldn't even think to ask about how Nachbarrecht affects dog ownership because the concept would not even be on the radar. So best forewarned so that the OP can look into this aspect of life here, so that she can start preparing to live 'The Swiss Way'.
Well put, meloncollie!
Exactly this "you don't know what you don't know" is, I think, the reason why some of us long-termers here tend to add extra information that goes beyond what the OP first asked.

Some of them are then delighted to receive all the "extra" suggestions, while others get quite annoyed at being asked, for example "do you have a permit?" when they have asked about dogs. But I think you/we are right to keep plugging away explaining the bits they might not yet know that they need to know.
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