NEWS UPDATE 29.05.18:

The Zurich Cantonal Council decided yesterday definitely against the receipt of compulsory dog owner courses. We do not yet know when the new law will be valid.

Here is the official statement from the veterinary department to us dog trainer:

„It is not yet known when the revised dog law will come into effect, but for dog keepers this means that they still have to attend the courses for the time being and the courses you have taken must be confirmed by you until the revised law comes into effect You no longer confirm courses with the official form. „

Amicanis regrets this decision enormously – these courses were so important in many ways! We coaches have seen lesson by lesson how much these courses have effectively brought the human-dog teams together. Even those who actually thought they did not need such a course … it was always very nice to see how the „growing together of human and dog“ on both ends of the leash did a good job.

That is why we will keep up the offer of this „basic education“ and are glad about every human-dog-team, which comes to the dog school without obligatory. We will continue to do our best and look forward to great, educational, fun, exciting, refreshing and varied lessons with great man-dog teams!

The Junghunde-/Erziehungskurs is suitable for large dogs as well as the small ones. However, they are compulsory for dogs of the Rassetypliste 1. We recommend you to take the compulsory courses as an „opportunity“ and not as an „obligation“. Actually, they are a lot of fun! Your dog is definitely looking forward to the common quality time!

Junghunde- & Erziehungskurs at amicanis

Just book the Basic module first, followed by the Advanced Module – and you get the Junghunde-/Erziehungskurs à 10 lessons.

Learning content

Hands-on exercises to learn and practise

      • Marker signal (Praise word or clicker)
      • Eye contact
      • Sit and down, also from a distance, difficult situations etc.
      • Sit and down „Stay“
      • Wait (for example tied to a post and stay relaxed)
      • Walking nicely on the lead (advanced level)
      • Changing sides while walking
      • Recall-Signal (advanced level)
      • Muzzle Training (advanced level)
      • Drop-it-Signal (advanced level)
      • Basic position for heel (Basics)
      • Practical positions for everyday (Tram, Large group of people, etc.)
      • Break-off-Signal
      • Loosening up exercises

A mix of theory and praxis

        • Encourage concentration and calm behavoir
        • Handling your dog when encountering other dogs or wild animals
        • How do I handle my dog in situations when we approach humans, dogs or other animals?
        • Understanding body language of the dog
        • Recognizing and ease conflict situations
        • Get reasonable ideas of how to keep the dog busy / happy on everyday walks

Course Details

Junghunde- & Erziehungs-Courses are held in small groups of maximum 4 teams (Dog/Human). This allows a smooth flow and ensures enough time to devote special attention to individual questions or difference levels of training.

          • Location: 8006 Zurich & Area
          • Schedule & Times: Please check Events
          • Costs: CHF 440.00 (Includes 11 lessons, certification and administrative costs)
          • Training will take place in spite of weather conditions

Please take along

Only in the first lesson

        • Dog certificate / Dog’s vaccination booklet (Heimtierausweis)
        • Cash (in marked envelope) or bank transfer confirmation

For every lesson

    • Normal everyday equipment (No Flexi-Leash)
    • Lots and lots of food (small pellets, it’s better to bring to much than to little)
    • Water for your dog
    • Robidog-Bags
    • Appropriate clothing (if it rains, please have a towel for your dog)
    • A good mood, motivation and patience

Please keep in mind

  • Please remember, that you and your dog should arrive min. 10 minutes before the lessons starts, without having to be stressed upon arrival. This also allows your dog to do his/her business and get acquainted with the training grounds – for an optimal start with training.
  • Out of respect for insecure dogs, all dogs are not allowed to make contact while on the lead. Furthermore, it is fair to keep a distance of 5-6 meters between teams (or even more, if a dogs needs it)
  • Dogs are always to be held on the lead and can only be set free with the consultation or permission of amicanis-trainer.
  • It is mandatory to pick up dog excrement’s during training and in the area of the courses.


                    • To register, please go to Events
                    • If you have any questions, please send us an email.