New CGC Earners

On December 16, 2010  three new Canine Good Citizens and their parents earned the  American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen certificate at the Humane Society of Huron Valley. Two of the new citizens, STELLA ARTOLIS, a Plott Hound mix, handled by Alison Chester of Ann Arbor, Michigan and SOPHIE, a German Shorthair Pointer, handled by Cathy Pianelli also of Ann Arbor, Michigan earned their certificates after completing Michael Burkey’s Canine Behavioral Training’s CGC/Intermediate Manners group class. The third new citizen was a walk in registrant, TURBO CHARGER, a Lab/Shepherd mix handled by Katelin Thomas of Plymouth, Michigan.  Congratulations to all three new citizens!


About Michael Burkey

Michael Burkey is a professional dog trainer, behaviorist and owner of, a highly successful dog training company whose aim is to promote peaceful relationships between pets and families. Additionally, he is an expert trial witness, certified Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluator for the American Kennel Club (AKC), former Police K9 Handler, Search and Rescue (SAR) K9 Training Director and SAR K9 Handler, obedience and rally competitor and social worker. Dog training is a complex science and art requiring knowledge of behavioral science and learning. You can rely on Michael's experience, teaching methods, and integrity. He can be contacted at or 734-634-4152.
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