After four 1-hour online sessions, Petra completed the required theoretical training to learn how to care for a dog, in this case our dog Mia. After each session she would have a question and answer session with the trainer. At the end of the four sessions she had to call the trainer via SKYPE to confirm her identity. Next step is to do the practical training. I will participate in that along with Petra, Mia and the trainer.
As you can see having a pet in Switzerland is treated with the importance it deserves. We paid about CH300 in taxes for having a dog. One of the reasons things are expensive here in Switzerland is that many so called externalities that in other countries are either assumed by the government or left unpaid, here they are paid by the citizens.
To prove that she did the required theoretical training she received a card as a certificate of completion.