Michael Burkey is the President of Michigan Dog Training, LLC, a highly successful dog training company whose aim is to provide behavior solutions so your dog can become a well mannered family member and so you can do more fun activities with your dog. He is a Professional dog trainer, Dog Behaviorist, Expert trial witness, Certified Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluator for the American Kennel Club (AKC), and former Police K9 Handler, Search and Rescue (SAR) K9 Training Director and SAR K9 Handler, obedience and rally competitor and social worker. He volunteers his services as a Dog Behaviorist for the Humane Society of Huron Valley, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was a founding member and Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and served as their Ethics Committee Chairman for many years. Additionally, he previously served as a founding member and Board Member for the Association of Humane Dog Training, a non-profit organization which promotes the safe and effective training of companion and working dogs. Michael trains calm and happy family dogs and specializes in working with dogs who show fearful and/or aggressive tendencies in southeastern Michigan (metro Detroit area): Oakland County, Washtenaw County and Wayne County.He works with all breeds, large and small.
He is highly regarded by veterinarians, rescue organizations, and clients. Many dog trainers refer their aggression cases to Michael and veterinarians choose him to train their personal dogs.
Michael Burkey is also a formersocial worker. This unique experience of consulting and training (people and dogs), sets Michael apart as the one to rely on to help you solve your dog training problems. He will teach you how to:
* Modify your dog's behavior or
* Train your dog the right way, the first time and
* Have more fun with your dog.
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.
Michael's Personal Dogs
While Michael trains all breed of dogs, small and large; his personal dogs have included: 6 Belgian Malinois (plus two litters of puppies), 3 German Shepherds, 1 Labrador Retriever, 1 Miniature Schnauzer, and 1 Beagle/Rat Terrier mix.
STARBUCK NTD, is a gentle giant who plays with and socializes MDT's dogs who come for board and train.
KABOOM du Loups du Soleil arrived on 9/15/12 at the age of 8 weeks. He will be learning multi dog sports including Mondio-Ring.
"Sonic" Boom, was adopted from the Lenawee County Animal Shelter at 1.5 years of age. He came with several behavioral challenges but is doing well in trianing with Michael.
Retired Police K-9 SIMONE, Belgian Malinois (narcotics, tracking, area search, building search, and evidence search), Retired SAR Dog, Therapy Dog, Obedience & Rally Competitor (CD & R1), & Canine Good Citizen (CGC). Rainbow bridge 2011, 16 years of age.
WILLOW, Belgian Malinois, Therapy Dog, CD, CGC. Rainbow bridge 2011, 16 years of age.
Retired Police K-9 DRACO, Belgian Malinois (narcotics). Rainbow bridge 2011, 14 years of age.
K9 HAWKEYE, certified in explosive detection, protection and obedience
ZENA, German Shepherd. Rainbow bridge 2011, 10 years of age.
NITRO, Laborador Retriever (rescued from shelter, trained and adopted out)