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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!



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Last updated July 20 2009: 11:13 AM ET
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