Acme Canine…dog-centric advice to help you run your business or improve your training

Big or small, toy, working or mixed, young or old, aggressive, shy, or just needing better manners…Acme Canine partners with daycare and boarding owners, dog trainers and dog owners to ensure successful experiences with dogs.

Founded in 2004 by the owner and professional blogger, Laura Pakis, to help owners better understand their dogs, Acme Canine’s mission has always been, and remains, “building better lifelong bonds through behavior training and coaching.”

Acme Canine offers a variety of services to educate both novice and knowledgeable dog owners, daycare and boarding facilities, and dog trainers.   Laura is well-trained in canine behavior and certified in breed selection, temperament testing, dog training, puppy development, behavior modification, and pet boarding, so you can be assured your dog is in great hands.  Having worked with over 5,000 dogs in her life, Laura will bring this knowledge and expertise  an immersion into what it takes and HOW TO ACHIEVE a successful relationship with dogs! 

Speaking engagements

As you know, a likable, credible presence delivering a solid message is the key to getting buy-in from your viewers. Laura Pakis knows canines and understands the visual medium in a way that allows her to master delivery and execute a presentation to a professional level.



Laura is a regular on KSCOPetRadio in Santa Cruz, California.


Her workshops on Dog Body Language and Daily Canine Examination have received high accolades from colleagues attending the Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo in Burbank, California.

Her presentation, Marketing for Dog Trainers, is a part of Scott Mueller’s Workshops for Dog Trainers.

Laura is currently available for workshops and presentations as well as guest blogs.  Please use the contact page for your requests.