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OPDESOrganization for the Promotion of Dog Education & Socialization (OPDES)

Prospectus

The Organization for the Promotion of Dog Education & Socialization (OPDES) undertakes various activities with the slogan of educating all kinds of dogs, regardless of their breeds, availability or absence of pedigree documents and pedigree registration to any kennel club.

We, at the OPDES, are striving to formulate standards of basic dog education in Japan, advocating the right of dogs to education, communicating the importance of such education so as to make our society more open and tolerant to dogs. Proclaiming the right of dogs to do sports, we are doing our best to ensure the healthy development of dog sports with the belief that no discrimination should be allowed in the world of dog sports.

Main activities:

  • Team Test (TT) for the recognition of dog socialization
  • Agility Competition
  • SchH (IPO)
  • Basic Obedience Seminar
  • Rescue Dog Training & Service
  • Therapy Dog Training & Service
  • Dog Rescue Service
  • Competitive Obedience Training and Test (from 2003)
Affiliation:
  • International Rescue Dog Organization (IRO)
  • USDAA
The OPDES Leadership:
  • President - Mr.Yutaro Maeda
  • Vice President - Mr. Hisato Tanabe
Address of the OPDES Secretariat:

30 Tsutsumishita-cho Nishikyogoku Ukyo-ku Kyoto-city Kyoto 615-0835 Japan
phone 81-75-313-1789e-mail j-masuda@mx2.mesh.ne.jp

http://www.opdes.jp

Cooperation
Japan
On the 8th of December 2002 Japan joined the International Sports Cynological Movement. President of the Organization for the Promotion of Dog Education and Socialization of Japan (OPDES) Mr.Hidehiro Murase and Vice President of the OPDES Mr. Hisato Tanabe signed the Declaration of the International Sports Cynological Movement.

IFCS on behalf of countries-participants of the International Sports Cynological Movement has the honour to congratulate the leadership and all members of the OPDES on this important event in the cynological sports history.

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