Gunner, a Basenji, Becomes a New Dog

Gunner and Maria

Gunner, a Basenji became a new dog after his owners Bob and Maria of Livonia, Michigan began working with him via in home dog training with Michael Burkey, a Michigan Professional Dog Trainer and Dog Behaviorist.

Gunner use to pull hard on a leash making walks impossible, lunge at passing cars, jump on people as they entered the house, and barge out doorways.   During weekly coaching sessions, Bob and Maria worked with Gunner teaching him to walk on a loose leash, not to lunge at cars, to sit and wait for Maria before being released to go outdoors, to sit for approaching strangers and to go to a predetermined place such as the stairs when guests come to the front door.

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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