Money and Main Street
3 of 7
BACKNEXT
Recovery: Demand for dog training
Recovery: Demand for dog training
Grisha Stewart
Age: 33
Occupation: Dog Trainer
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.

I think the recession is turning around. At least, consumer confidence in Seattle seems to be up. My dog training class enrollment had a slow period, but now all of our classes are full!

Since about October 2008, we've had unusually empty classes. A lot of people even called to get a refund for classes that hadn't started yet.

Our classes are usually full, but we even had to cancel several classes in late 2008 and early 2009. January is usually an especially good month, but it wasn't this year. In the past few months, we went back to being full again. In fact, right now I'm having trouble keeping up with demand!

I also just looked at our overall trend for sales, and for the last month, we are currently up 30% from last year. I'm pretty happy about that!



NEXT: Recession: More window shoppers
Last updated July 20 2009: 11:13 AM ET
Email | Print | Share  |  RSS
 
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close)
More Galleries
15 top executives with $1 salaries Some CEOs and founders agree to salaries of just $1 a year. But once goodies like bonuses and stock options are added in, some of those executives end up taking home many millions of dollars a year. More
Mercedes SL65 AMG: 621 horses of topless power Turn heads as you blow by traffic in this roadster convertible from Mercedes. More
Where the middle class is most unequal CNNMoney looks at the five states with the biggest differences in middle class incomes. More

Special Offer
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.