Favorite Dog Resources

Dog Care

Michigan Dog Training – Home Away from Home (Boarding)

Michigan Dog Training – VIP Dog Day Care

 

Dog Organizations

BRING FIDO!  is a great source for dog activities and traveling with your dog listing dog friendly hotels.  While on their site, please leave a review of our training services.

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN TESTING (CGC): Michael Burkey is a certified CGC evaluator for the American Kennel Club (AKC).  CGC testing is conducted at the conclusion of the Canine Good Citizen classes which prepares students to take the CGC test for free.  Non students may take the evaluation for only $20.00. Email to learn of the next test date.  Earning a CGC Certificate can be helpful when obtaining home insurance as well as preparing your dog to become a therapy dog.

DO MORE WITH YOUR DOG!, trick titles:  “Do More with Your Dog!” is the only sanctioning and organizing body for the sport of Dog Tricks utilizing positive training methods.  It was developed by internationally known trick dog instructor, performer and author Kyra Sundance.  Your dog too can learn new tricks and be titled as a trick dog.  For more information, check out the class schedule for Do More With Your Dog class.

Dog Photography

Portraits Life Photography LLCShelly Houchins of Northville, Michigan is a professional photographer specializing in children, school graduations and pet photography.  In fact, she was the one Michael called upon to take beautiful pictures of his own dogs.

Dog Trainers

CALIFORNIA:

OAKLAND, CA, Francis Metcalf – Friends of the Family, dog training for the San Francisco CA Bay area

SANTA ROSA, CA, Michael Ellis – Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers

Professional Dog Trainer and Life Style Coach Jt Clough, 760-644-2658

CONNECTICUT:

Norwalk, CT, Eric Lundquist – Train with DogStar, training & behavior for much of Connecticut & nearby areas.

IOWA:

Dubuque, IO, That’s My Dog!, Professional Dog Trainer Robin MacFarlane, 563-588-3039.

VIRGINIA:

Richmond,  VA, Follow Me Dog Training, Professional Dog Trainer Renee Lamoureux, 804-381-8876.

 

E-Collar Training


Michigan Dog Trainer’s blog posts about the remote collar

Pet Stains

For residential and commercial cleaning (carpet, upholstery, tile and grout) contact Doc & Ssons II at 734-425-4626, Monday – Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.  Additionally, their 24 hour emergency contact number is 810-470-3173. They’ve been in business for 17 years and are a member of the Better Business Bureau. They “don’t cut corners, they clean them” and are highly recommended by the Michigan Dog Trainer.  Read their Tips for Treating Pet Stains.

Rescues

140_smrescuelogoAmerican Belgian Malinois Club (ABMC) Malinois Rescue is committed to finding new homes for Belgian Malinois being fostered.

Greyhound Rescue of Michigan (GEM),

Last Chance Rescue, a rescue organization in Howell, MI.

Miniature Pinscher;   http://www.trueheartminpinrescue.org

North Star Border Collie Rescue
, northstar@northstarbcresuce.org

Pet Finder

Silver Lake Animal Rescue, 2850 Dixie Highway, Waterford, MI 48328, 248-545-6583, slarl@yahoo.com

 

Supplies & Shops

Make someone’s day special with a personalized card by sending them a thank you or birthday/anniversary card via http://www.sendoutcards.com/michaelburkey. 

DOG WISE is an excellent source of dog training books and videos/dvds.

J & J DOG SUPPLIES, leashes/collars/Gentle Leaders/treat bags/etc.