New CGC Stars – 5/2/11, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Michelle Houchins and Maggie

Dr. Carol McKee and Ruby

On May 2, 2011 four students of Michael Burkey’s Canine Behavioral Training’s Advanced Manners dog training class successfully passed the American Kennel Club’s (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluation at the Humane Society of Huron Valley, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The CGC evaluation is a ten step process which evaluates the handler’s control of their dog in public settings and the dog’s ability to respond to obedience cues as well as cope with being approached and handled by a stranger.

Nancy Peterson and Niko

The four new CGC stars are:

  • Michelle Houchins and Maggie (Border Collie mix) of Plymouth, Michigan
  • Dr. Carol McKee and Ruby (Rottweiler mix) of Novi, Michigan
  • Nancy Peterson and Niko (Chesapeake Bay Retriever) of Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Aaron Radlinski and Sparta (Australian Cattle Dog and German Shepherd mix) of Ann Arbor, Michigan

Congratulations to all!  They have done a wonderful job learning and training their canine partners.  To teach your dog good manners and to become a canine good citizen, contact Michael Burkey at Michigan Dog Trainer. 

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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