Illegal dog training aids
A dog must have a balanced character and be well socialized. It must also not be aggressive towards humans or other animals and must not endanger them. In this context the question often arises as to what type of aids are permissible for breeding and training purposes, especially because certain devices are legally sold while their use is prohibited in Switzerland.
May 10, 2021
It is prohibited to use aversive dog training devices that give an electric shock, emit unpleasant sounds for the animal or dispense chemical substances.
The bans apply regardless of whether prohibited aids are offered in specialized stores or not. If a dog is required to wear a muzzle, it must be fit the dog comfortably allow the animal to breathe normally. It is also never allowed to use excessive force when training dogs.