Acme Canine is a strong paw print in the dog community.

We are proud to be part of the community we serve. As a small, independent canine resource company, our clients are our neighbors – the people we know by name. Our business is built on a very simple philosophy: Provide the best canine resources to our clients, by a well trained, knowledgeable and caring team. Combine it with a fun atmosphere and we call it Acme Canine!

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Articles Published

Angie’s List:

Spring Cleaning tips for you and your dog

Teach your dog who’s boss

How to protect your pets in the sun and heat

Tools of Dog Training; the Collar

Take Your Dog to the Office in India

Treats for Halloween Hounds

Pet Boarding & Daycare Magazine:

The Importance of an Intake Examination

One on One vs. Group Training

Safe Practices for the Winter Months

Separation Anxiety

Leadership and Coaching of Dogs

Spring Cleaning for dogs

New Year’s Resolutions going to the dogs

Lessons Facility Owners should be teaching their clients

Dog-centricity: providing a pleasant and relaxed experience for Dogs

Trotters and Pacers: what gait can tell you about a dog

Pet Care Services Association:

Dog training lingo


Dog-trainer-Speak Translated! An explanation of dog training terms

Professional Animal Care Certification Council:

Readiness when Disaster Strikes

Ruff Drafts Fall 2018 page 12

Woofie, the Demo Dog

The Ballantrae Banner:

what it means to be your dog’s leader Part 1

Tail and Fur

How to take care of dog paws

The Tartan Times:

what it means to be your dog’s leader Part 2

Poisonous Substances to Avoid When Moving with your Dog

In The Media


Spike’s Pool Party

NPR All Sides With Anne Fisher:

Understanding the way dogs think

NBC and ONN Interviews:

Acme Canine NBC4 Discusses Woofie’s Birthday Event

Acme Canine NBC4 Talks About Dog Training

NBC4 Coverage of Acme Canine HowlOween 2014 Event

The Groomer Next Door PodCast

Blogging with Laura Pakis

Acme Canine Commercials:

Acme Canine: 2007 Teach Dog Owners New Tricks

Acme Canine: 2010 Teach Dog Owners New Tricks

Woofie the Demo Dog:

Woofie’s retirement speech

Articles Written on Us

Angie’s List:

A Pawsitive Response

Best of Olentangy:

Acme Additorial

Columbus Dispatch:

Pups on the Patio

Puppy Love (article on Pup on the Patio legislation)

Joe Blundo Owners Do Their Best to Accommodate Special Requests

Joe Blundo Canine critics put chew toys to the test

Joe Blundo Obama’s pup-ularity hinges on pooch picks

Delaware Council Communicator:

The Dog-tor is in: Benefits of Pet therapy


Your Spring-Cleaning Task List


Top 20 Dog Boarders In Columbus

Highland Lakes Life

Sponsor of The Month: Featuring Acme Canine

Olentangy Business Association News:

Acme Canine needs Ditties for Better Doggies

Olentangy Valley News:

Dog training center asks areas aspiring jingle writers for help

The Animal Insider:

Guilt by (breed) association

The Ballentre Banner:

Precious Pets Contest

The Daily Reporter:

Local woman isn’t dogging it with canine training biz

This Week News

We have a weiner

The Story of the Acme Canine Jingle

When you hear the name Acme Canine most dog owners think of dog training, but did you know Acme Canine has a jingle?

Back in 2008, Acme Canine needed a jingle to support its radio and TV advertising.  To increase the fun, owner and founder, Laura Pakis, created a nationwide contest.  The contest ran for 12 weeks.  Requirements were the jingle needed to be a catchy tune – 90 seconds or less – that got a simple point across ‘obedience training at Acme Canine is fun’.  Extra consideration was given for mentioning Acme’s die-hard dedication to training and coaching and knowledge of canine learning theory, canine psychology, and behavior modification.  The grand prize was an on-leash obedience residency for one lucky pooch.

Acme received many entries throughout the United States, so many that the staff had to vote on the song they liked best.  Songwriters were judged on lyrics, originality, and musicality.  From all the entries, the jingle (or rap) submitted by Clifford Benjamin won.   Clifford’s jingle was just the catchy tune Acme Canine was looking for and it fit well with our personality.

The jingle has been played at all of Acme Canine’s events from the Doggie Easter Egg Hunt to Spike’s Pool Party.  It was featured on many of the Acme Canine advertisements.  It is currently being used on Acme Canine demonstration videos.  Check out the lyrics and listen to the jingle by clicking below.