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Testimonial for highly excitable Lakeland Terrier after Michigan Dog Training’s board and train program

Jax, a Lakeland Terrier of Belleville, Michigan recently completed our four-week K9 Camp (board and train) dog obedience and dog behavior program.  He is one highly excitable guy and we loved working for him.  He made such improvement such as … Continue reading

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Matching a dog’s play style

Today I conducted an evaluation and consultation for a dog owner whose dog was asked to discontinue their participation in a doggie day care. The dog had been evaluated by their staff and at first deemed appropriate.  Later, as the … Continue reading

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German Shepherd pulls hard and circles

Briscoe, a very loveable and overly anxious German Shepherd came to the K9 Camp at the Michigan Dog Trainer for a two-week stay.  The main goal for Briscoe was to be able to walk on a loose leash.  His owner, … Continue reading

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What does a wagging tail mean?

When dogs become nervous or unsure of other dogs, people or other triggers; they will show various stress relieving behaviors. Some of these behaviors may include: turning their head or whole body away from the trigger, licking their lips or … Continue reading

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Dogs of Thailand; a different kind of socialization

As a professional dog trainer, I am very interested in the proper socialization of dogs so that they grow up to be friendly and confident dogs.  Puppies in America that lack good puppy socialization and training may grow up to … Continue reading

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Testimonial from Professional Dog Trainer Aranda

Ted Armada, a professional dog trainer in Adrian, Michigan had this to say about Michael Burkey of Michigan Dog Trainer:  ““Mike is an outstanding dog trainer who helps people get the results they want in their dogs behavior”— Ted Aranda … Continue reading

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Spencer – Excited Doberman to the Max!

Spencer, a high energy Doberman came to Michael Burkey’s Michigan Dog Trainer board and train dog training program because it was impossible for his owner to walk him in public and while a very sweet boy; he was extremely difficult … Continue reading

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