Acme Canine 2012: a renaissance year

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As we near the end of highlighting special moments of Acme Canine over the years, we noticed 2012 was a renaissance year for the business.

Thanks to very special clients like you, Acme Canine received the Angie’s List award in 2012, achieving four consecutive years of service excellence. We know you had several choices from which to obtain your training from and are still flattered and grateful that you chose to go with us.

Acme Canine’s owner and founder, Laura Pakis, delved into a new type of training in 2012: chickens.  It may seem like a cockeyed leap from canine to poultry, but it’s all part of a larger approach and philosophy. Chickens have the advantage of being very quick in their movements and therefore give you a lot of opportunities for reinforcement in a short period of time. They also require your timing to be really precise and your observation skills to be very sharp—all meeting the goal of providing improved training skills for Acme Clients.

In February the Acme staff bowled in Pins for Pups to help raise money for Shelter dogs.  Throughout the months of May and June, Acme Canine held Woofie’s FunWALK Challenge during which clients and staff participated in a virtual walkathon that consisted of earning points per steps with your dog. This event’s efforts help improve the health of several clients and their dogs.

Once again in July, Acme Canine’s staff and clients were part of the Independence Day festivities in Orange Township and walked their dogs in the annual 4th of July parade.

On September 23, Acme Canine trainers and staff participated in the New Albany Classic demonstrating the array of skills a highly trained dog truly has.

We try not to toot our own horn here at Acme, but we do have a couple toots that may sound interesting to you.  After eight years in business, Acme Canine was pretty well known throughout the canine community for quality training, high standards, and professionalism.

In addition to our commitment to helping all of our clients as best we can, some of our staff spent their down time becoming published authors in several national and local magazines and getting contacted by the media and pet equipment companies for canine expertise.

The year ended with owner Laura Pakis as a guest speaker at Scott Mueller’s Advanced Dog Trainers’ Workshop and presented to dog trainers worldwide on improving their training techniques, people skills, and business knowledge.