Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) involved animals as a form of treatment.  The goal is to improve the client's social and emotional functioning.  We offer both therapy dog services and anna's AKC registered name is Deja von Watcher Engel.  She was born February 4, 2012 at Watcher Engel K9.  She is bred from a top European working line.  Her family includes police dogs, military dogs, Schutzhund champions, and service dogs. It isn't her impressive lineage that we love....it is her protective, soothing and kind spirit. Research shows that interactions with therapy dogs increase oxytocin (bonding) and dopamine (happiness), while lowering cortisol (stress). The benefits of therapy dogs became evident in World War II. Therapy dogs today are trained to provide affection and comfort to people in private centers, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and hospices.