Animals  Japan Project #20985

Stray Dogs become "Therapy Dogs"

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Stray Dogs become "Therapy Dogs"
Stray Dogs become "Therapy Dogs"
Stray Dogs become "Therapy Dogs"
Stray Dogs become "Therapy Dogs"
Stray Dogs become "Therapy Dogs"
Stray Dogs become "Therapy Dogs"
Stray Dogs become "Therapy Dogs"
Stray Dogs become "Therapy Dogs"
Stray Dogs become "Therapy Dogs"
Stray Dogs become "Therapy Dogs"
Stray Dogs become "Therapy Dogs"
Stray Dogs become "Therapy Dogs"
Stray Dogs become "Therapy Dogs"
Stray Dogs become "Therapy Dogs"
Stray Dogs become "Therapy Dogs"
Stray Dogs become "Therapy Dogs"
Stray Dogs become "Therapy Dogs"
Stray Dogs become "Therapy Dogs"
Stray Dogs become "Therapy Dogs"
Stray Dogs become "Therapy Dogs"
Stray Dogs become "Therapy Dogs"
Stray Dogs become "Therapy Dogs"
Stray Dogs become "Therapy Dogs"
Stray Dogs become "Therapy Dogs"
Stray Dogs become "Therapy Dogs"
Peace with other male dogs
Peace with other male dogs

Hello, Thank you for your continuous support for our therapy dogs.

Today I'd like to introduce the growth of Peace about his socializaion!

 

Peace is a boy, and the breed is miniature schnauzer. He was used to be a family dog, but the owner died suddenly and the owner lived alone, then Peace and the other dogs left in the house. They were lucky, and rescued before the worst story was occured. But he and his friends were too thin. If the discovery became a little bit later, it is not strang the all dogs died for hunger. They were really lucky.

Anyway, now Peace is living peacefully in our association.

But Peace had a big problem about the socialization; he didn't like the other male dogs!

Peace is very friendly toward human, but once the other male dogs came to Peace, he got angry. He was not good at spending time and spaces with othe male dogs. This was a big problem to train him to a therapy dog.

 

Then a little by little, our association' trainers gave him many experiences to spend with the other male dogs friendly. Of course the training should not be just a stress to Peace, then in the long term, we trained Peace socialized.

Finally, now he never get angry to the other male dogs in the same space! It was very big progress for him. 

Also, it is very warm story but he loves puppies. If there are puppies in the room, he is always with them, take care of them, and teach them many things, like he is their father :) When our staffs see the scenen, our hearts become so warm, and know how a kind dog Peace is. 

We think Peace is becoming a great therpy dog. 

 

Thank you,

Peace with other male dogs
Peace with other male dogs
Peace with other male dogs
Peace with other male dogs
Peace
Peace
Therapy Dogs
Therapy Dogs

Hello, This is Japan Animal Therapy Assciation. Thank you for your support.

Today I'd like to introduce one of our facilities, Mishima Training Ground.

It is the place all the threrapy dogs to build their healthy body and relax. There is a huge ground and dogs can run their full with the dogs' friends. It is important for dogs' mental to keep healthy mentally and phisically.

Also Mishima city has lots of green, nature, and the air is clear. It is very close to Mt.Fuji, the Japanese holy mountain. From our ground, if it is sunny day Mt. Fuji is always seen and it is so beautiful, like the attached pictures.

 

We have several facilities in the differnt areas, Kanagawa prefecure and Misima city. Kanagawa is close to Tokyo, the central of Japan. It means there are lots people and the requests of therapy visits are very big number. But we cannnot rent so large facility for the rent fee.Of course we let all dogs take enough rest, but we think it is necessary for dogs' health to enjoy running enough in the clean air environment without any therapy work.

So we move dogs Kanagawa area to Mishima regularly in turn. 

It applies for our projects' dogs, like Johann, Chocolat and so on. Actually now Chocolat is living in Mishima Training Ground and enjoy her slow time. 

We hope all dogs enjoy the therapy works. And to enjoy their work, it is necessary for dogs to take enough rest, and their mental is healty. It is the same as human. We can work hard because we take rest. Human and dogs are the same in many aspects.

We will continue our therapy activities, taking care of the dogs' health as possible as we can.

 

Thank you,

Ground
Ground
For Summer season, There is a pool for dogs.
For Summer season, There is a pool for dogs.
Dogs enjoy swimming
Dogs enjoy swimming
The biggest and holy mountain in Japan, Mt. Fuji
The biggest and holy mountain in Japan, Mt. Fuji

Hello,

I'd like to introduce our 2 new projects!

 

1. Renewal of birds room with soundproof

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/renewal-of-birds-room-with-soundproof/

We started birds therapy, and as a trial we have already tried it, and the customers enjoyed with the time with sweet birds. We'd like to expand it, and offer much opportunity to interact with birds for more people. 

 

2. We need activities funds for therapy dogs in summer

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/we-need-activities-fund-for-therapy-dogs-in-summer/

The funds in summer is a big problem for us, and alrealy and the hot day is increasing. In the middle of June, it will be very hot in Japan. 

 

Now GlobalGiving is doing a Mother's day campaign, and our association's topic is not associated with mother! But if you donate to our association. we would appreciate your help so much.

Thank you! 

For you!
For you!
Alex!
Alex!
Happy Birthday to Puppies!
Happy Birthday to Puppies!

In 16th April, Johann's pupies celebrated 1 years old birthday!

We held a birthday party for them, prepared a small cake for dogs (Both of dogs and human can eat it, very special cake!), and celebrated them! Though for a very short time, we put small hats on their heads, and sang a birthday song for them. 

Time past so fast. The small puppies had already become 1 years old, and are becoming great therapy dogs like Johann. All of puppies live with Johann, their father, and play with each other, and seeing on the attached pictures, they smile very well.

It's my personal opinion though, Johann's charactaristic has changed. When he came to Japan, he was already a great therapy dog. But gradually living in Japan, he smiles much more often, and his atomosphere became softer and kinder. I'm not sure whether it is why he became a father or not. But I think it could be a good change not only as a therapy dog, but also for himself. 

I hope Johann likes to live in Japan, and loves our assocation and all his family. And his lots of son and daughters feel the same.

 

Anyway, at the same day, we invited Sarah and Shreya from GrobalGiving team. We introduced our facilities and also we invited them to Healing & Recreation Center for  Human and Dogs. We hope they enjoyed interactiong wtih therapy dogs. Sarah and Shreya gave much love to Johann and his puppies, and they looked like so happy :) Also I learned many tips and about GlobalGiving. I would like to reduct my learning to our projects more.

Lastly we are welcome from your feedback. Please let us know if you have any qustion or what you'd like to know from us. 

Thank you!

Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday!
They wore cute hats for a short time
They wore cute hats for a short time
After enjoying, puppies sleep well
After enjoying, puppies sleep well
Birthday cake
Birthday cake
Johann and his children
Johann and his children
Puppies
Puppies

Today we are so happy to tell a very good news to you; Johann became a father!

We introduced Johann's story before, and now he is a father! His wife is a very beautiful golden retriever, Maron. They had very sweet children in July 2017.

It had took almost six monthes since they were born. The training of the puppies is going very well. Most of them live in "Healing and Recreation Salon for Human & Dogs", and are becoming very friendly and sweet therapy dogs. They live with their father, Johann, and sometimes they do educational activities on the street together.

We hope the sweet puppies grow up to be strong and healthy, and become good therapy dogs like Johann.

puppies
puppies
Johann
Johann's puppy, Maria
Johann and his daughter, Luce
Johann and his daughter, Luce
 

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NPO Japan Animal Therapy Association

Location: Yamato-shi - Japan
Website: http:/​/​animal-t.or.jp/​
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Japan Animal Therapy Association
Yamato-shi, Kanagaw-ken Japan
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