We had the good fortune of connecting with Rebecca Pasko and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rebecca, is there a life experience you can think of that you feel has had a profound impact on your life or career?
I have loved animals since I was little. I fell in love with dogs through an organization called 4-H, they introduced me to the wonderful world of dogs. My love for animals and dogs destined me to work in the animal industry. It was my time in the United States Marine Corps that molded me and taught me how to be successful. I spent 4 wonderful years working as a Aviation Ordnance Mechanic on Ch-53E and Air Crew on Ch-53, during this time I had served two combat tours one in Afghanistan and another in Africa. I am now the owner of Cadence K9 in Miami, FL a business which helps owners to enjoy life with their dogs. The U.S. Marine Corps taught me how to work hard, how to be responsible, and how to be a good person. My combat tours were a learning opportunity to explore the world and learn about other cultures and get perspective on life. I would not be the person I am today without these experiences.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I started Cadence K9 because I loved working with and training dogs. I quickly realized that being a “dog trainer” and running my own business was a-lot more work than just training dogs. I have owned a dog training business now for 7 years and I have learned so much along the way. I am continually growing and learning as a person to better myself and this business. I now understand that it’s not just about training dogs, but most importantly, teaching the humans that accompany them. I started as a solo gig and now we have 5 full time staff. Cadence K9 takes an individual approach to every dog we train, because just like humans every dog is different. We are set apart by our experience levels in dog training, high quality of care, high quality of training, and the passion our entire team has for dogs is unbeatable.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
Oh my goodness! I would take them to eat outside at the spillover in coconut grove. The Spillover is the cutest outdoor seating in Coconut Grove, and yes my dog can join me.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
A wonderful organization called 4-h which is about youth development that encouraged me to grow as a person and taught me how to be a young adult. Beside for learning and caring for animals in 4-H, I was able to be mentored by amazing individuals and was taught about public speaking, leadership, and gained life skills that help me to succeed today. I am thankful for my parents who drove me to 4-H events weekly and sat in the car while I learned skills to mold me into the entrepreneur I am today.
All original images from Lucas Schauer – Cadence K9