2004: the beginning of Acme Canine

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As part of Acme Canine’s 10th anniversary celebration we are looking back on special moments. 

The year 2004.  Dog owners paid an average of $32 for a 40 lb bag of dog food.  Labrador Retrievers topped the most popular breeds of the year with Golden Retriever and German Shepherd Dog close seconds.  “Josh,” a Newfoundland, won best in show at the 128th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden. And Cesar Millan began his hit show, Dog Whisperer, on National Geographic Channel.

Also in 2004, Laura Pakis started her dog training business, Acme Canine in the Delaware County Area of Central Ohio.  It was created to bring professional, knowledgeable and caring dog training to the places dogs misbehave the most…their home.

When owner, Laura Pakis, decided on the Acme name, she had not thought of the benefits of having a company name that started with the first letter of the alphabet. Rather it was based on two other reasons. One was the good memories of the nostalgic Acme Company and how it could fix anything. Most importantly, it was the more intellectual reason of Acme’s definition meaning “the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development”. For Acme Canine that meant being dogcentric!