Compulsory dog course according to Zurich legislation

In the canton of Zurich exist legal regulations for the training of dogs: 

  • Attendance of the course for puppy development between the 8th and 16th week of the dog's life (4 lessons)
  • Attend the young dog course until the dog is 18 months old (10 lessons)
  • Attend the training course within one year if the dog is taken over between 18 months and 8 years of age (10 or 20 lessons)

Further information can be found on the homepage of the veterinary office of Zurich:


We run courses on a wide variety of days and times. Please feel free to contact us via the registration form so that we can find the right course for you.


Study goals

Puppy class

Get to know the needs of the dog
Understand the dog's behaviour and be able to respond to it correctly
Getting to know different environmental situations
First steps in basic education

Young dog course

Consolidation of what has already been learned
Line guidance
Correct dog/dog contact
Recall training - even under distraction
Dealing with people and other animals
Responding to the daily needs of the dog
Mental employment

Educational course

This course is adapted to the dog / owner team and is based on the knowledge of both.

Course details

target audience:

all dogs that must meet the requirements of the canton of Zurich


training ground Ottenbach and surroundings

Lesson Costs:

40.00 CHF

Subscription costs:

370.00 CHF