Dog test SKBS OG Solothurn, April 27, 2024

Dog test in beautiful weather in the alps. We thank the SKBS OG Solothurn for their hospitality. We congratulate everyone from the Hundesportverein ABRI on the qualification results for the Swiss Championship in Mollis and the ranks in IBGH 3: Lilian for 1st place, Andrea 3rd & 4th place, Fiammetta 5th place and Gabi for 6th place.

Visiting Schloss Regensberg

In proper April weather, we spent another afternoon with our therapy dogs with the children and young people from Stiftung Schloss Regensberg.

With a “round-the-castle” course with jumps, tunnels and various slaloms, there was a lot going on and the snow and rain were soon forgotten.

We could see the joy in many eyes and some kids didn’t want to stop. Always touching moments for the whole team…

We say THANK YOU!

Dog test Alpstein, April 6, 2024

This time we went to beautiful Appenzell with our four-legged friends.
At the dog park in Alpstein, our 4 starter teams gave their all and we congratulate Lilian on the 1st place, Gabi with her 2 dogs on the 2nd place in IBGH1 and the 3rd place in IBGH3, Fiammetta on the 5th place and Finja on the 6th place .

Dog test KV Grenchen from 24.3.2023

In windy weather, we opened the 2024 exam season with 10 teams from the ABRI dog sports club and started in Grenchen.
We congratulate Lilian on 2nd place, Finja on 4th place, Andrea on 5th place and all other teams on passing the exam. Lilian and Finja have already qualified for the Swiss Championships of all breeds. Go HSV ABRI!

SRF broadcast “Mitenand” with Monika

In an interview and report about the ABRI association, Monika tells what she experienced in her childhood and how she survived all this and why the commitment of the ABRI association is important and how the therapy dogs create a bridge to people.

The whole report can be found on SRF 1 mitenand “Dog therapy in family violence”

Visit to the Sonnhalde nursing home

We visited the SONNHALDE nursing home with 14 dogs and 12 dog handlers. It was magical. Thank you for having us.

«Dear ABRI team & 4-legged friends, I am sending you a few sentences regarding the desired feedback:

  • shiny eyes, smiling faces
  • carefree moments for people who have to carry a heavy backpack
  • open encounters between humans and animals
  • a chance for introverted residents to open their hearts and allow encounters
  • Acceptance & naturalness in dealing with residents who are different (a value-free environment)
  • cheerful stories from residents about what these dogs can do & how well trained they are :-)

Your visit left us with all this and much more. All that remains for me to say is that your commitment was an invaluable asset to our house. I hope you come and visit us again! The waiting list is growing :-)

Thank you very much

Maggie Graf, Deputy Head of Activation / Training Responsibility for HF Activation

Two youngest participants
of the Swiss Championship

The two youngest participants in the Swiss Championships: Jana in 2022 and now Finja in 2023.
The two sisters from the dog sports club ABRI happy that Finja and her dog Eda were also able to take part in the Swiss Championships. This is not a given.

Swiss Championship 2023

The dog handlers gave it their all, despite the wind, rain and cold… it wasn’t easy for anyone.We congratulate all dog handlers on qualifying and taking part in the Swiss Championships.

We congratulate our 7 teams from the  dog sports club ABRI on passing their exams.We are now enjoying the Christmas season with families and our four-legged friends and are looking forward to starting again in the new year.

Dog test Obersteckholz from 5.11.2023

During storm and rain, the dog sports club ABRI was happy to carry out the test.

It was great, thank you.

Dog test KV Grenchen from 22.10.2023

In beautiful autumn weather, 6 teams from the ABRI dog sports club started at the dog test in Grenchen.
We warmly congratulate you on the great results.
IBGH 1, Miriam passed (in rank)
IBGH 2, Andrea passed (in rank)
IBGH 3: Gabi 2nd place, Roger 3rd place, Lilian 4th place, Fiammetta 6th place

Dog test SC OG Thun from 20.10.2023

This time the trip to Thun was in a team of three. No weather is too bad or too good, no route is too long or too short, the ABRI dog sports club is there with its two- and four-legged friends. 😊
We warmly congratulate: IBGH 3, Lilian on 2nd place, Fiammetta on 3rd place and Finja on 4th place.

Dog test SC OG Winterthur from 15.10.2023

With a lot of joy and 6 teams we went to Winterthur. The fans from the ABRI dog sports club were also present in large numbers. 😊
We congratulate on the results in IBGH 3: Finja on 1st place, Lilian and Fiammetta on 2nd place, Roger on 5th place, Monika Thoma on 7th place and Aline on 8th place.

Dog test SC OG Klingnau from 3.9.2023

The dog sports club ABRI started in Klingnau with 9 teams. Not only the atmosphere, but also the weather was beautiful. The teams placed at the top of all IBGH exams.
IBGH 1: Corinne 1st place, Gabriela 2nd place, Miriam 3rd place
IBGH 2: Finja 1st place, Andrea 2nd place, Lilian 3rd place.
IBGH 3: Gabi 1st place, Monika Thoma 2nd place, Fiammetta 3rd place.
We warmly congratulate you on your great performance.

Qualification for
Swiss Championship in Lotzwil

Trained diligently, qualified for the “Swizzy”… 😊💪
We congratulate these seven teams from the dog sports club ABRI, from the bottom of our hearts for their qualification for Swiss Championship in Lotzwil from 10 to 12 November 2023.
The fanclub is already in the starting blocks. 😎🙌

Dog test SKG Section a l’En, St. Moritz

11-12.8.2023

A beautiful week-end in St. Moritz, we thank the SKG Section a l’En for the hospitality.

BH-VT test

Initial test passed! We congratulate you!

IBGH1 test

We congratulate Finja on the 1st place with 96 points and Lilian on the 2nd place with 86 points. Well done!

IBGH 2 test

And on the next day they continued in IBGH2, with Finja on the 1st place with 93 points, Andrea on the 2nd place with 85 points and Lilian on the 3rd place with 81 points. The whole team congratulates you warmly on these great results!

IBGH 3 test

And these teams started successfully in IBGH3. Congratulations Andrea, Gabi, Fiammetta & Toni! Gabi and Öski have even qualified for the Swiss Championship. We are proud of you!

Dog visit at the nursing home Sonnweid

In splendid summer weather and with the musical accompaniment of four hand organists, we visited the nursing home Sonnweid with our therapy dogs. 116 people came and were happy about the animal visit.
We say THANK YOU for the touching afternoon and look forward to visiting you again soon.

Dog test 24.6.23 SC OG Emmen

A successful dog exam in Emmen.

We congratulate the participant of the IBGH1 exam, Finja on the 1st Place, Lilian for the 2nd Place, Gabriela for the 4th Place. And in the IBGH3 exam, Gabi to the 1st Place, Roger for the 2nd Place, Fiammetta for the 3rd Place, Eva for the 5th Place and Toni for the 6th Place.

We thank SC OG Emmen for the hospitality.

Dog test 18.6.23 KV Innerschweiz

Congratulations to all on passing the IGBH exams. We congratulate Finja on the first IBGH1 exam and the 1st Place, Like Andrea for the 2nd and Lilian for the 3rd Place in the IBGH1 exam, Aline for the 3rd Place in the IBGH2 and Andrea, Gabi, Eva, Fiammetta and Toni for the passed IBGH3 exam. And Eva qualified for the Swiss championship. We are looking forward to it. We thank KV Innerschwyz for the hospitality.

Dog test 11.6.23 SC OG Rothrist

Congratulations to everyone on the exams in Rothrist. We congratulate Eva (IBGH3) and Gabriela on the 2nd Place (IBGH1). Finja, as the youngest participant, passed the BHVT with her dog Eda at the age of 12, and the two will soon start in the IBGH1. We thank SC OG Rothrist for the hospitality and the challenge cup for most participants.

Visit child psychiatry Männedorf

A big THANK YOU to our four-legged friends. It cannot be described with words. We are grateful that you accompany us.

There was a lot going on in the break area of the Brüschhalde child psychiatric clinic. Jumping over obstacles with the dogs, hiding the toys or sitting on the ground and petting the dog. It’s just always touching how the children get involved with the dogs, each in their own way.

At the end, there was a wolf picture as a power card and an ABRI bear from HP Switzerland GmbH for each child. Thank you for this bear-strong donation. We are looking forward to visiting you again next time.

Monika, her team and the associated dogs have responded extremely sensitively to the needs of children and adolescents. Within a very short time, all children and adolescents, even the anxious, were interactive and joyful with a dog. Heartfelt thanks from the Centre for Child Psychiatry Brüschhalde”

Dr. med. univ. Veronika Milanese Zelger, Senior Physician

Dog test of the dog sports 15.4.23 KV Huttwil

From the bottom of my heart, I congratulate all my students for passing the exams.

IBGH1
1. rank Roger
2. rank Fiammetta

IBGH3
1. rank Eva
2. rank Toni
3. rank Andrea

Dog test SC OG Rothrist from 2.4.2023

From the bottom of my heart, I congratulate all my students for passing the exams.

IBGH1, 1. rank Roger, 3. rank Fiammetta,
IBGH2, 2. rank Gabi Übersax
IBGH3, divided 5. rank Toni Sauter, Andrea Feurer

Len

… I miss you… thank you for what you learned… thank you for fighting through my illness… you learned me to go on… thank you for being a teacher to my students… thank you for the hours in the children’s homes, they will miss you.
Always in my heart – Len…

Our 2 youngest students

Youngest participant at the Swiss Championship 2022

At the age of only 13, Jana started this year as the youngest participant in the Swiss Dog Sports Championship. We congratulate Jana on this success! Simply brilliantly done, Jana.
We congratulate Andrea Feurer on her qualification and participation in this year’s Swiss Championship 2022 in Altbüron.

Dog Visit Holiday Week Kifa Foundation

«Thank you very much for your visit.It was once again very impressive how severely impaired children, who find it very difficult to show emotions in everyday life, were “like being changed” within 5 to 10 minutes and beamed with joy.”

Renate Romeo, Head of Care and Project Management Holiday Week, Kifa Foundation Switzerland

“The visit of the therapy dogs from the ABRI association was a highlight of the holiday week 2022. Thanks to the empathy of the dogs and their owners, the children opened up within a short time and enjoyed the petting and cuddling with the fur balls very much.”

Anita Rigoni & Meike van Beem, Co-Holiday Camp Managers, Holiday Week, Kifa Switzerland Foundation

Dog visit Children’s Home Regensberg

When two- and four-legged friends are out and about in the forest, there is a lot to experience.
Sniff a forest trail, work together, enjoy, a crispy snake bread over the fire…
and as always, it touches the whole team.
We say THANK YOU for the beautiful afternoon with you!

Congratulations on passing IBGH1

I congratulate my student and her 4-legged friend to the 1st place at IBGH 1 …

off to the 2…

I’m proud of you…

Visiting the Regensberg Children’s Home

Thank you very much for inviting us to visit you again. Eda, the youngest member of the team, also did a great job.

Dog visit to the children’s and youth home Oberi

Dear children, dear Oberi-Team,

It was nice again with you!

The four- and two-legged friends of the association ABRI say THANK YOU that we were invited to visit you.

Sports dog training

A gift.

Our youngest student is learning from an older dog. I say thank you Len.

Mala

… I wish you a good journey. 💜🙏… thank you for the time.. we have experienced a lot.. Sport..Therapy dog.. Family dog… Thank you… Monika

Dog visit Kifa in Walchwil

Dear children, dear Kifa Foundation, the four- and two-legged friends of the association ABRI and of the Hundetherapie und -schule Bodmer say THANK YOU for the touching afternoon!

Dog visit in the children’s and youth home Obri

After the dog show we went for a walk together.
It was mega, we say thank you….

Dog visit in the Dialogue Trail

«Just be» with Jayden, Minnie and our Labi offspring Avani. 😊
Thank you, it was a pleasure for us!

Feedback from both girls:
“It was a great day and it was a lot of fun to train and play with the dogs. We can only recommend this experience!”»