CGC Star and Novice Trick Dog Kiaya



Michelle Baum and Kiaya, CGC, NTD

Michigan Dog Trainer congratulates Michelle Baum of Farmington Hills, Michigan.  OnAugust 7, 2012, she and her Labrador Retriever puppy Kiaya passed the American Kennel Club‘s (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluation. The CGC test is a ten item evaluation demonstrating responsible dog ownership and good dog manners. Additionally, they demonstrated more than 15 dog tricks they had learned during in-home dog training sessions with professional dog trainer Michael Burkey. This enabled them to earn a Novice Trick Dog Title via Kyra Sundance‘s Do More With Your Dog program. Burkey is an Associate Trick Dog Instructor for Sundance.

Baum is raising Kiaya to be a well mannered and confident puppy with the goal of becoming a Certified Therapy Dog. They are well on there way of accomplishing that goal. Once again, congratulations Michelle and Kiaya!


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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