Angela Eaton's first dog was a German shepherd assigned to be the family's guardian while they lived in Pakistan, and dogs have always played an integral part in her life. Angela's passion for working with dogs was influenced further, watching avalanche dogs work in Europe.
In 1976, Angela took her first basic obedience class and became so excited about teaching dogs that she began competing in obedience trials. With her dogs, she won many High in Trial awards throughout the years, and fell in love with teaching and learning from dogs.
Angela has shown her dogs in breed championships, and has even had some experience using them to herd sheep and goats. When she moved to Colorado, Angela trained her Belgian Malinois for search and rescue in the Rocky Mountain wilderness. She uses her ongoing fascination with animal behavior to teach, mentor, and assist many other dog handlers. Her book, Barron's Guide to Search and Rescue Dogs (2004), emphasizes the close partnership between the dog and the handler, as well as the value of teaching complex behaviors to empower that lifelong partnership.
Angela has now added training and program development for service dogs to her bio. She is the Executive Director of Canine Partners of the Rockies, which raised, trains, and places highly skilled service dogs with people who have disabilities. She loves working with the dogs and their partners, as well as the wonderful people who raise and train the puppies.