Giving back to the community

It’s been a long road traveled in a short period of time for our small company.  Everyday we are so thankful for what we do, but we know it is only a start.  Like many, The Pawsitive Packleader started off volunteering and working with dogs in rescues and shelters.  However, as many of you know, there is only so much an animal can learn while in a high state of anxiety, and so the company focus shifted to working in family homes to try and prevent dogs from being surrendered to shelters.  With three years of incredible success, we feel it is time to give back to the countless dogs that are sleeping on concrete floors and behind cages; some who are strays and others who were simply too much of a burden on their owners.  These sentient beings–who are capable of joy, happiness and love, as well as sadness, pain, and suffering–must never be forgotten.  We are currently planning several charity programs in hopes that we can help be a stimulus for change in the lives of companions who are still in search of their forever-home.

SPARCS Initiative

Society for the Promotion of Applied Research in Canine Science

The SPARCS Initiative: SPARCS is an initiative to promote research and continuing education in canine science. Proceeds from the event will go towards sponsoring research grants for Graduate students and PhD candidates in the behavioral sciences and expanding the scope of our efforts in continuing education.

Education and Research in Canine Science

The evolution of animal welfare has been shaped by science. There is no mistaking the benefits that research has provided in improving training methods and welfare standards for dogs over the last century. These advances have propelled canine science into new frontiers from behavioral genetics to cognitive behavior. Human beings have accepted the role of caring and guiding dogs through the ages, and in order to steward that responsibility we must always keep a sharp focus on the need for understanding how to give dogs the best and most fulfilling life possible.

SPARCS co-founded by Prescott Breeden and Patti Howard

~ an affiliated project of The Pawsitive Packleader, Inc. ~