New CGC Stars – Oakley, Baloo and Sakima

New CGC Stars

On February 15, 2012 three dogs and their handlers successfully passed the American Kennel Club’s (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluation.  It was held in Plymouth, Michigan and was conducted by Michael Burkey of Michigan Dog Trainer. Congratulations to all!

  • Kalin Turi of Canton Township and her dog Oakley, a Standard Poodle
  • Kelly Weir of Livonia and her dog Baloo, a Bernese Mountain Dog
  • Jennifer King of Milford and her dog Sakima, a Doberman

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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2 Responses to New CGC Stars – Oakley, Baloo and Sakima

  1. Kelly Weir says:

    WTG Baloo and his classmates! You guys are awesome! And a HUGE Thank You goes out to Michael Burkey for doing such a fantastic job with all of us students! Thanks Michael!!!!!

    • Thanks Kelly, glad you enjoyed the class. But the congratulations goes to you and all the students who put in the time and dedication to working with their dogs. Nice job to all. Students like you all make teaching the class very rewarding.

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