New Puppy S.T.A.R.s – Gus, Molly and Oscar

New Puppy S.T.A.R.s

On February 8 and 15, 2012, three puppies and their owners successfully completed the American Kennel Club’s (AKC) S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. The evaluation was conducted by Michael Burkey of the Michigan Dog Trainer in Plymouth, Michigan.  Congratulations to all!

  • Amanda Herrick of downriver with her dog Gus, a German Shepherd
  • Anthony Pauletich of Livonia with his dog Molly, a Golden Retriever
  • Jeff Grimes of Canton with his dog Oscar, a Boston Terrier

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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