Hearing dog club starts in elementary school

May 18, 2016
The children of a hearing dog club watch 
work of a nursing-care dog eagerly.

"Hearing Dog Club" started on May 17 in Miyada Elementary School in Mirada Village, Nagano Prefecture, part of eastern Japan in order to deepen the understanding how a hearing dog and a nursing-care dog help person with disabilities live through contact with these dogs.

24 children from the fourth through sixth grade who signed up for the club will be involved in activities ten times a year.

By going to the Japanese Hearing Dog Society in the village and learning how to train a dog and take care of the dog, the children will find what they can do as a member in the community.


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