Moreover, we have one program to provide trained service dogs not only
in Japan but also other countries in Asia. And one legal service dog team
was certified in Korea in 2006 after our program.
Aims and Benefits
＊ We try to concern the users/disabilities principle.
＊ We try to select compatible candidates and give them appropriate training.
＊ We follow up retirement of Assistance Dogs.
＊ Users will not be charged financially.
＊ We thoroughly consider the relationships between users and dogs.
＊ We inform the public in order to deepen their understanding of Assistance Dogs
Just as guide dogs help blind and the visually impaired, Service
Dogs help disabled people.
The tasks of Service Dogs depend upon the disabled person’s need.
Some common tasks have been listed below but there are many more:
Besides physical support, Service Dogs also give handlers greatly enhanced lives with a new
sense of freedom and independence.
Hearing Dogs assist deaf and hard of hearing persons by alerting them with
physically contact or
lead persons to the source of the sound.
Tasks of Hearing Dogs involve alerting the user to everyday sounds such as:
What breeds of dogs make good Service Dogs?
A good Service Dog is not protective, is people oriented, is not overly active, and is confident but
not dominant or submissive.
How long does it take to train an Assistance Dog?
The minimum period for standard training is 120 hours over 6 months. A well-trained Assistance Dog
should be trained 1 to 2 hours per day over 6 months - in other words 180 to 360 hours.
Address: 2-1-16, Tsunashima-nishi, Kouhoku-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Account number: 1505876
Account Name : Yoshiyuki Noji of Asia Working Dog Support Kyokai
How do I get information about volunteering, acquiring an assistance dog, raising a puppy,
or adopting a released or retired dog?
We very much appreciate your support as we are a volunteer association and we need
many hands. If you are interested in our work or require further information, please contact us
using one of the options below.
Telephone : ０４５−５４４−８４４１ Our Fax No.:０４５−５４４−８２４６Website : http://www.awdsa.org E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org