Mia is a Labrador Retriever, which was acquired in the breeder Diana Campo, in Madrid. She was acquired as an animal assistance pet, in February of 2012.
At that moment she was only two months old. She is the insignia dog, for project Canis Majoris, and conducts tasks as visiting animal, undertaking the animal assistance in the various centers in which her works are required.
Her breeder selection, line, origins and genetic ascendency (family) were carefully studied. In the main criteria it was observed that she was docile, obedient and sociable, with good clinical parameters and little propensity to illness.
Since she is an asset for the Foundation, Mia is trained as a therapy dog, only after having been socialized at the basic level.
Since very early, she was trained with specific games, she was taught to give company, to listen, and not ask for anything in return. As this process did advance, we discovered in Mia an assistance dog with strong structure, agile, active and with a well balanced character, with a high intelligence and a good propensity to learn complicated tasks, sociable, patient and gentle.
One of the main elements which were studied, for the best of the therapies possible, was the relationship that must exist between man and animal. The success in the therapy is based in large part, in the good synergy between both. This is a principal value in our very important link with the assistance animal, and Mia gives the best of her to accomplish it.