About the CFO, Nancy Lampert
After obtaining her MBA, Nancy and Tony decided to specialize, opening one of the first strictly exotic pet stores called Planet Reptiles, in St. Louis on the Delmar Loop. Planet Reptiles was a place where animals could roam free and live in the proper habitat, close to their natural environment. They specialized in exotic reptiles and small exotic mammals, increasing and applying their knowledge of animal care to educating the public. There they continued their admiration for animals. It was a family owned business, where even Nancy’s children worked.
They later realized their continued love for dogs. Always having several in the house. Together they decided to revolutionist the world of dog training by opening a SitMeansSit franchise in the St. Louis, St. Charles and surrounding areas. Rescuing and training several dogs, which would have others wise been put down, are now the family pets.
As the training business grew, Nancy felt the need for dogs and dog owners and opened the first Indoor Dog Park in the area, Baxter’s K9 Complex. Providing services for daycare, boarding and training, as well as providing and enrichment area for the dogs.
Baxter’s is now offering training through various trainers, in the St. Louis area.
Baxter’s K9 Complex was named after their World Champion dog “Baxter”.
About the Champion, Baxter
Baxter is a Belgian Malinois. He enjoys participating is various dogs water sports, mostly as they relate to flying high in the air to catch a disc/bumper. Baxter has won titles such as Rookie of the Year, Iron Dog and National and World Big Air Championships with Dock Dogs. He has broken and set many world records with Dock Dogs and Super Retrievers, as well as, taken first place in the Purina Increditable Diving Dog Challenge, in Florida. The list of Baxter’s accomplishments and awards is endless. His offspring, Big Griz, holds the Guinness Book of World Records for Dock Dogs Extreme Vertical at 8 feet 10 inches.
Baxter loves playing with other dogs and is quite social. Baxter’s training, has given him a great sense of confidence, challenges him mentally and physically, and keeps him motivated for more.
Baxter, has been featured several times on Tim’s Travels (Tim Ezell) on Fox 2 News St. Louis. Baxter also threw out the first pitch during the 2014 Pooches in the Park at Bush Stadium.
The thing that will impress you the most, is Baxter’s loving manner to those around him. “Happy Dog” is an understatement! His training, love for competition and doing fun things with all the dogs at BAXTER’S K9 COMPLEX made him a treasure to all! Baxter and Tony, now reside in Florida, along with Big Griz.