Monthly Archives: May 2011

Spencer – Excited Doberman to the Max!

Spencer, a high energy Doberman came to Michael Burkey’s Michigan Dog Trainer board and train dog training program because it was impossible for his owner to walk him in public and while a very sweet boy; he was extremely difficult … Continue reading

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New Dog Classes in Walled Lake, 6/12/11

The next series of dog classes, taught by Professional Dog Trainer Michael Burkey at Lil Nells Pet Salon in Walled Lake, Michigan will commence on June 12, 2011.  The four week class series is only $100.00 and is held on … Continue reading

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New Dog Classes in Ann Arbor, Eastside – 6/23/11

With summer comes changes such as new family dog additions as well as time constraints.  Therefore, Professional Dog Trainer Michael Burkey has restructured the dog training classes at the Humane Society of Huron Valley to deal with these challenges. The … Continue reading

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Malinois Goes From Feisty Fido to Canine Good Citizen

Barb has done a wonderful job training her dog Maggie, a Belgian Malinois.  Barb and Maggie started training with me in the Feisty Fido group class which is a class for dogs who show some reactivity toward other dogs.  From … Continue reading

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New CGC Stars – 5/22/11

On May 22, 2011, three dogs and their handlers earned the American Kennel Club’s (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) distinction at Lil Nell’s Pet Salon, in Walled Lake, Michigan after having participated in Michael Burkey’s Remote Adventures dog training class: … Continue reading

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Dempsey, Black Lab

Thanks again for all your help with Dempsey! Craig Grissom

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Susan and Honey Enjoying Walks Together

Recently, I had a very pleasant opportunity to drop in on a former Ann Arbor dog training client whom I had worked with approximately 8 months prior. I was driving to a new client’s house and happened to drive pass … Continue reading

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What Not to Feed Your Dog

Along with dog training, socialization, exercise and mental stimulation; a pet’s nutrition is important for optimum health.  And, it can be very confusing as to what one should and should not feed their dog.  One has to educate themselves about … Continue reading

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“I Learned How to….Use it as a Positive Teaching Device”

May 15, 2011 Hi Mike,  Working with you has made a difference in both our approach to training Pippin and our understanding of his behavior problems.  We have participated in various obedience classes with our dogs over the years and … Continue reading

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Bernese Mountain Dog Calms Down and Learns to Walk on a Loose Leash

Piro, is a highly excitable Bernese Mountain Dog.  His owner Kelly Wier hopes to be able to show him in the conformation ring one day but knows that is impossible unless Piro learns to calm down and walk nicely on … Continue reading

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