New CGC Stars at MDT Grand Opening

michigan dog trainingOn July 20, 2013, Michigan Dog Training (MDT) LLC celebrated the grand opening of its Plymouth, Michigan site. Amongst the many distractions (large crowd of people, visiting dogs, flash photography, and people food), four canine teams entered and successfully passed the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluation. The certified evaluators were Michael Burkey and Wendy Bemis, dog training instructors at MDT.


MDT congratulates the following canine teams:

1. Cathy Drapeau and Kinnon, Rough Coat Collie of Allen Park, Michigan

2. Sheryl Pokorski and Cayos Von Alanya, German Shepherd of Oak Park, Michigan

3. Elaine Chan-Whitlow and Bean, Bichon-Maltese of Walled Lake, Michigan

4. Elaine Chan-Whitlow and Casper, Bichon-Maltese of Walled Lake, 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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