Can’t believe what arrived in the post this morning. Having got the dog sorted with chip, passport and Council, I get a notification from the Government. Apparently they need dogs to train as mountain rescue, sniffer dogs and so on as there is a shortage. Swingle is an Austrian dog and so they will take her for two weeks training and then she can be called at any time of national emergency. Unless I pay an opt out fee of 200 Euros. another nice little earner for Austrian burocracy. Who said dog ownership was easy?