Canine Communication

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

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

Spike’s Dog Blog e-newsletter

Acme Canine’s e-newsletter:
Knowledge to enrich your canine relationship

Get inspired with training articles, tips, and tricks you need to know about relating to dogs. This fun and informative weekly e-newsletter will give you the tools you need to understand and connect with the dog in your life.

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Spike’s Dog Blog by Acme Canine

Let’s talk dogs, or even better, let’s learn about dogs. 

If you’re a dog lover, your browser probably has a fair share of bookmarked dog blogs that you visit regularly. Spike’s Dog Blog will be a refreshing change to your reading repertoire when it comes to all things canine… you hear it from canine professionals who are experts in their fields.

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KSCO Pet Radio  1080 AM Santa Cruz

Listen to Laura Pakis, cynologist of Acme Canine, Sunday afternoons 

KSCO Pet Radio is live from 12-2 pm Pacific Time every Sunday (3-5 pm ET, 2-4 pm CT, 1-3 pm MT, 2200-2400 GMT/UTC). Streaming on




Articles Published

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

NPR All Sides With Anne Fisher:

Understanding the way dogs think

NBC and ONN Interviews:

Acme Canine NBC4 Talks About Dog Training

NBC4 Coverage of Acme Canine HowlOween 2014 Event

The Groomer Next Door PodCast

Blogging with Laura Pakis


Articles Written on Us

Angie’s List:

A Pawsitive Response

Best of Olentangy:

Acme Additional

Columbus Dispatch:

Pups on the Patio

Puppy Love (article on Pup on the Patio legislation)


Delaware Council Communicator:

The Dog-tor is in: Benefits of Pet therapy


Your Spring-Cleaning Task List (see photo)


Top 20 Dog Boarders In Columbus

Hello Bark!

Can Dogs Sense Early Pregnancy

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 Ballentre Banner:

Precious Pets Contest

The Daily Reporter:

A local woman isn’t dogging it with canine training biz

This Week News

We have a Weiner

The Story of the Acme Canine Jingle

Most dog owners think of dog training when they hear Acme Canine’s name, 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.  The jingle requirement 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 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 fits well with our personality.

The jingle has been played at Acme Canine’s events, from the Doggie Easter Egg Hunt to Spike’s Pool Party.  It was featured in 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.