About Patti Howard

 Properly trained, man can be dog’s best friend.
  —Corey Ford

Patti Howard is owner of Your Canine Resource –  Thumbtack Best of 2016  – in Olympia, Washington, a thriving company which specializes in canine behavioral training and nutritional consulting. Patti brings 27 years of hands on experience and extensive study to Your Canine Resource. Her training techniques are grounded in rigorous research into behavior modification as well as the conviction that kindness and consistency are the best teachers.

Photo of Patti smiling and embracing her dog, Lucky

A consistent contributor to the field, Patti is co-founder of Society for the Promotion of Applied Research in Canine Science (SPARCS) and, though no longer actively engaged, supports the organization’s mission and annual conference. Patti is also co-founder of Washington Assistance Dog Education Center (WADEC). WADEC is a non-profit organization that trains service dogs to support people with disabilities. Patti’s experience training service dogs gives her unique clarity and precision when helping people socialize their companion dogs. Finally, Patti is primary nutritional advisor in recipe formulation to Green Juju Kitchen, Whole Food Supplement, which is available in the freezer section of many Seattle-area pet supply stores.

Former owner of Seattle-based Contented Canines and The Pawsitive Packleader, Inc., Patti is now located in Olympia, Washington, where she resides with Paul and Yogi, the Blue Tic Beagle. Patti holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (human) as well as an Advanced Certification in Canine Nutrition. She is also a graduate of Northwest School of Canine Studies (CCS), an intensive and thorough study of canine behavior. Patti conducts public nutritional and behavioral seminars and workshops, in addition to private consulting.