East Valley K9 Services


Angel Dogs

Angel Dogs Therapy Work / Training

Angel Dogs, a rewarding experience…

Therapy work with a dog is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have as the handler of one of these amazing dogs. Interactions with therapy dogs (angel dogs) can make such an impact on the lives of people who benefit from and come to count on these visits. From children to the elderly and disabled, therapy dogs help to bring joy, assist in learning and provide so many other wonderful benefits to these people.

I am proud, humbled and honored to be part of this wonderful community of people dedicated to giving back, and bringing joy and comfort to those who need it most.

I owe a great debt of gratitude to my very dear friend, and mentor Eileen Tonick of Angel Dogs Training. She selflessly took me under her wing and helped me to develop a solid foundation in training dogs, learning about their psyche, how dogs think and communicate. Most importantly though, she fostered my love of therapy work and shared everything she has learned on her journey so that I can now pay it forward to all of the therapy teams I help to develop. Thank you Eileen!

Handler experience

Brandy and her angel dog Asher have been a registered team with Pet Partners for 5 years, doing work with children and disabled adults and teens as well as visiting elderly in assisted living facilities. She works with several different organizations pertaining to therapy and service dog work:

Pawsitive Friendships

Alliance of Therapy Dogs (currently in the process of becoming an evaluator)

Pet Partners

In addition to therapy work, Brandy and her pack participate in many activities that include: Scent work, Flyball, Dock Diving, Herding, Agility, and Barn Hunt.

Teaching experience

Brandy has 6 years of experience conducting training classes including the therapy dog classes that prepare teams to take their evaluations with their respective organizations.

In addition to Therapy Dog Prep Classes, she and her amazing team of trainers regularly conduct several different group classes:

– Leadership & Obedience

– Puppy Socialization

– Advanced Obedience (On The Move)

– Agility for Fun

– Specialty classes as weather permits

Other qualifications:

  • Canine Good Citizen Certified Evaluator
  • CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Do Trainer – Knowledge Assessed)
  • Completed Dr. Ian Dunbar’s SIRIUS® Dog Trainer Academy
  • Completed AZ Dog Smart Trainer Academy receiving certifications in:
  • ​Behavior Fundamentals
  • The Art of Dog Handling
  • Clicker Training
  • Client Communications
  • Pet CPR and first aid certified.
  • Trained with and mentored by professional dog trainers in the area learning obedience techniques and specialty training skills.
  • Certified therapy dog handler through Pet Partners.
  • Registered with the National Alliance of Therapy Dogs.
  • Professional United Pet Sitters LLC, and Pet Sitters Associates.
  • Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)
  • Member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP)

Class Action

Here is a peek at teams preparing to be evaluated

Steve Watson visits Dobson High School in Mesa Public Schools

$25.00 per day

Where’s Watson

Watch therapy dogs in action in the public schools

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