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Family dogs

What happens to the dogs that aren’t suitable for our training?

Any dogs that aren’t suitable for our training become «family dogs». The chosen person receives the dog free of charge and agrees in a contract to keep the dog in line with the school’s guidelines. The dog will always be owned by the school.

There are many reasons why a dog may not be able to be trained (including health-related problems or specific behavioural traits such as a strong hunting instinct, acoustic or visual uncertainties, etc.).

What are the pre-conditions for rehoming a family dog

  • If the person caring for the dog works away from home, it has to be a part-time job (max. 50%).
  • Maximum age at registration: 68 years.
  • They must be willing to take the training course provided for social dog teams, and be willing to carry out voluntary social services with their service dog thereafter.
  • Any children who live within the same household are ideally at least between 5 to 7 years old.
  • The house owner must have given his permission for keepig a dog.

Please note that there is a waiting list for our family dogs – the waiting time is about one year.

Are you interested in getting a family dog? Just get in touch with us and we will be pleased to provide you with more information. You can contact us by phone at +41 61 487 95 95.