Human Animal Solutions


Our calendar features events from Ann Howie and others that we respect and recommend in the field.


Dogs in Action: Canine Conditioning & Fitness Olympia, WA

Ann continues her efforts on behalf of animal welfare by focusing her dog-training efforts now on canine conditioning and fitness.  For more information, visit her new website here.

Directions to Dogs in Action

Ann’s new facility is located at 3929 Martin Way E, Suite E, in Olympia.  Her building is between Lilly Road and Sleater-Kinney Road, right next to Dirty Dave’s Pizza Parlor.  Facing Dirty Dave’s, Ann is in the next building on the right.


Therapy Dog Classes Olympia, WA

Ann is not currently offering therapy dog training classes.  Instead, she will meet with you privately so that you and your dog have her undivided attention.  Call 360-493-2586 or e-mail to schedule your appointment or ask questions.


Directions to Canine Co-Op

Dog training classes are held at the Canine Co-Op, now located at 8450 30th Ave. NE, Unit D, Lacey, WA.  Here are directions:

From I-5, take Exit 111 (Yelm, Marvin Road, WA 510 E)

If you were going north on I-5, turn left on Marvin Road.  (This involves going straight ahead on the exit ramp rather than bearing right at the Y.)  If you were going south on I-5, turn right on Marvin Road.

Go past the Mayan Restaurant on your right.  Go to the second roundabout and turn right on Willamette Road.

Take the first Left on Hogum Bay Road.

Turn Right on 30th Ave. NE.  You will see a gray concrete building on the corner with a bright blue roof as a landmark.

Turn Left into the third parking lot (just after 8410).  You may park in the lot or on the street.

When you come to class, please do not use the nice landscaped areas as doggie toilets. In addition to keeping our landlord happy, we would like to use these areas for outdoor training space. You can go across the street (avoid the corner business as they have a guard dog on duty 24/7) or towards the undeveloped area across the parking lot. As always, please clean up after your dog.

Pet Partners Events

Due to changes within the Pet Partners program, Human-Animal Solutions is no longer providing Pet Partners classes or evaluations.


Applications of Animal-Assisted Interactions and/or Animal Partners in AAIs

Ann Howie teaches in the on-line Animals and Human Health Certificate through the Institute for Human-Animal Connection at the University of Denver (Colorado, USA).

Contact us to schedule a course or evaluation to meet your needs.

Graduating Class of June 2010