Novice Trick Dog Stars 6/28/12


Ellen and Troy

On June 28, 2012 the below Michigan Dog Trainer (MTD) students earned their Novice Trick Dog titles through the Kyra Sundance “Do More With Your Dog” program.  The instructor was Michael Burkey at the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV).  Congrats to both students!  If you’re interested in teaching your dog tricks and advanced obedience, register for the next Circus class starting August 2, 2012.

1. Ellen Urda of Ann Arbor, Michigan and her dog Troy

2. Kristin Sims of Plymouth, Michigan and her dog Stout (picture not available)

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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