Tag Archives: Livonia

New CGC Stars – Pit and Beagle mixes

On June 8, 2013, two super friendly dogs passed the American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test at Michigan Dog Training (MDT) LLC in Plymouth, Michigan.  They prepared for the test by completing MDT’s CGC dog training class.  … Continue reading

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Home away from home dog boarding

I am presently attending a training seminar out of the country until February 24, 2013. During my brief absence, Michigan Dog Trainer remains open for business as Amy our Administrative Assistant, is available to take calls, schedule board and train … 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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Jennifer King and Ranger earn Expert Trick Dog title

On November 26, 2012, Jennifer King of Milford, Michigan and her dog Ranger earned their Trick Dog Title via Kyra Sundance’s Do More With Your Dog program. Michael Burkey, the Heard Trainer and owner of Michigan Dog Trainer is their … Continue reading

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New class graduates – Circus class to start 1/7/13

Here are the graduates of the recent “Basic Manners” group dog training class at Michigan Dog Trainer‘s Livonia training facility. The dogs made great improvements in their confidence levels in meeting other dogs and people, learned new household and walking … 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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Dog hiking in southeastern Michigan

  Spring is here and so the opportunities to take beautiful hikes with your dog abound. If they did not get out for walks during the winter, then it is important to build their endurance gradually as is recommended for … Continue reading

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New Trick Star Dogs – 2/15/2012

On February 15, 2012 seven dogs and their owners qualified for their Novice Trick Dog Title through Kyra Sundance’s “Do More With Your Dog”‘s trick dog title program taught by Michael Burkey.  Teams had to successfully perform at least 15 … Continue reading

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