Keep Acme Canine alive
Hi, this is Laura Pakis, owner and founder of Acme Canine. I thought I would reach out with this brief update.
I have been receiving a ton of emails asking me about residencies and one on one training. I am touched by your continued confidence in my skills and knowledge. Hopefully my assistance has helped you achieve your goals with your dogs.
As of January 1, 2019 I no longer am providing in-person dog training sessions.
Every now and then, it's important to step back, re-group and re-think. Toward the end of 2017 I was finding myself frustrated. I was feeling burned out with my schedule and didn't want to keep working in the same manner I had been for the past 18 years. In the bigger picture, I was unhappy with the overall state of dog behavior and training. I came to the conclusion that many of the current popular models of addressing problem behaviors are inefficient and need to be re-thought.
For the past year I have been focusing on continuing my education and innovating for the future. I promise you that what is in store is well worth the wait.
So much of what I do is difficult to teach in one on one sessions where I only get to spend a very limited amount of time with each handler/dog. I wanted to find a better way to share the subtleties of what I do.
The reality is that to really learn the art of dog behavior, you must learn to ask the right questions, look at the world differently, and most importantly you have to learn how to think.
I realized that the best way for me to share the art of what I do is to share as much of the concepts and background from my training experience and knowledge as possible.
You may have noticed changes in the e-newsletter and on my website.
AcmeCanine.com is now a community, and the list of blog contributors is growing. Because of this, you not only get to benefit from my knowledge and experience, but also from the experience of some of the best trainers and dog people in the business, all in one place.
Going forward I am providing a new, more in-depth service, Patreon/acme canine . It is impossible to watch a single video or course on dog behavior and truly learn how to assess and work with unique situations, I now am offering monthly memberships to Patreon to give you access to a growing library of short digestible videos and articles, that will give you a perspective which would be impossible to gain within a training session program.
EVERYTHING HAS A VALUE
Without your support it will be impossible for me to continue to provide the website, The Bark and Chuff e-newsletter, Patreon, and social media you have come to appreciate.
So, the question is, how much is it worth to you? How much would you spend to be able to improve your relationship with your dog and truly understand their behaviors while learning from some of the most well-respected dog people in the business?
A cup of coffee will run you about $2 a day.
Would you spend $2 a day to further your growth and become the best trainer or dog owner that you can be?
I have some good news. You can keep your daily coffee.
You can invest in a better relationship with your dog, or a better career with dogs. You can gain the insights you would only find after spending hours with a trainer or at a seminar. All without having to leave your home and your coffee.
If you are enjoying what I am providing, please show your support on this GoFundMe page.
All the best,
Laura Pakis, owner and founder Acme Canine
Certified Professional Trainer, NK9 #10220403
Professional Member IACP #1944