New CGC Stars – Ann Arbor May 2, 2011

On May 2, 2011 four students of Michigan Dog Trainer successfully passed the American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluation at the Humane Society of Huron Valley, Ann Arbor, Michigan.  The 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.

The four new CGC stars are:

  • Shelly Houchins and Maggie (Border Collie mix) of Plymouth, Michigan
  • Dr. Carol McKee and Ruby (German Shepnerd/Pitt mix) of Novi, Michigan
  • Nancy Petterson and Niko  of Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Aaron Radlinski and Sparta (German Shepherd mix) of Ann Arbor, Michigan
Congratulations to all!  They all have done a wonderful job learning and training their canine partner.

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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