New CGC Stars – November 10, 2011

Canine Good Citizen, CGCOn November 10, 2011 Michael Burkey of Michigan Dog Trainer evaluated five dogs teams for the American Kennel Club’s (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test at the Humane Society of Huron Valley in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  The Canine Good Citizen test measures ten specific items of good manners for dogs, including loose-leash walking, approaching other dogs calmly, stay, come and other commands.  All five dog teams passed.  Congrats to all!

  1. Kelly Schwartz and Molly Schwartz-Johnson, Pitbull of Ann Arbor, Michigan
  2. Steven Elkowitz and Jake, Manchester Terrier of Caledonia, Michigan
  3. Mike Farah and Adicus VonDer King, German Shepherd of Ypsilanti, Michigan
  4. Kristan Rodwell and Celtic, Coton DelTulier of Canton, Michigan
  5. Alex Von Hagen-Jamaj and Sora, Lab mix of Ann Arbor, Michigan

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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