the Berufsverband der Hundeerzieher und Verhaltensberater e.V. (BHV) has developed a dog handling licence, which serves as proof of expertise in some federal states and leads to a reduction in several communities, for example. Please ask your local tax office.

The aim of the examination is to document that a human-dog team can move in everyday situations without bothering or endangering others.

There are 3 levels of difficulty:

Any dog can take part who

Audit process

First of all, a written theory test is carried out in the form of a multiple choice test. Passing the theory test is a prerequisite for participation in the practical examination.

The practical examination is conducted in three different environments. In a low-distraction environment (e.g. dog training area, remote meadow), a busy public walk area and in the city, man and dog must demonstrate that they can cope with everyday situations. The criteria for this are the owner's expertise, his practical handling of the dog and the level of education of the dog.