Tag Archives: German Shepherd dog

Rex, German Shepherd earns three titles working with Michigan Dog Training LLC

Michael Burkey, President and head dog trainer at Michigan Dog Training LLC recently received a very nice testimonial from Trish Schoomer.  She and her dog, Rex, a German Shepherd recently traveled from Ohio to work with us. They completed an … Continue reading

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Testimonial – German Shepherd allows guests in house

On March 31, 2013 the Michigan Dog Trainer received a wonderful update via a facebook post from Mandy Wagner about her dog Raven, a German Shepherd Dog. We recently worked together via in home dog training sessions. Raven was so … Continue reading

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Listing of students and their dogs’ accomplishments

Michigan Dog Trainer (MDT) is proud to showcase its’ students and their dogs’ accomplishments. To read about individual accomplishments and see their pictures visit the category of CGC Stars or Trick Dogs. TRICK DOGS Novice Trick Dog (NTD) 2/15/12, Kalin … Continue reading

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New trick stars big and small

On January 28, 2013 Teresa and Riggs, German Shepherd; Stacy and Maverick, Dachshund; and Carrie and Canja, German Shepherd earned their Novice Trick Dog Title  through the Kyra Sundance “Do More With Your Dog” program and witnessed by Michael Burkey, … Continue reading

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Riggs, German Shepherd becomes CGC Star

On January 28, 2013, Teresa of Hazel Park, Michigan and Riggs, a German Shepherd, earned their Canine Good Citizen (CGC) title. They were evaluated by Michael Burkey, a professional dog trainer and behaviorist of Michigan Dog Training LLC. The CGC … Continue reading

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German Shepherd pup is transformed from wild to calm

Via four in home dog training sessions, Shelly and Kurt have done a wonderful job controlling and redirecting their puppy Odin’s impulses.  They have also taught him new house manners such as sit, down, come, place, leave it, no jumping, … Continue reading

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German Shepherd earns Novice Trick Title

On October 12, 2012, Starbuck, a German Shepherd trained and handled by Michael Burkey, head dog trainer and owner at the Michigan Dog Trainer, a professional dog training corporation; earned his Novice Trick Dog (NTD) title. The dog titling organization … Continue reading

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St. Bernard mix earns Novice Trick Dog title

On October 15, 2012 Dignan, a St. Bernard / Aussie mix and his handler Tierney earned their Novice Trick Dog (NTD) title via private dog training sessions with professional dog trainer Michael Burkey of Michigan Dog Trainer in Livonia, Michigan. … 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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Will you be my valentine? Answer: You had me at….

It’s Valentine’s day and the internet is filled with examples of very thoughtful and loving gestures of love for spouses and significant others in our lives.  Some of them are so simple to do and very romantic, that it puts … Continue reading

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