October 2017 Dog Title Earners

AKC STAR Puppy

 

Canine Good Citizen, CGC, CGC testingMichigan Dog Training (MDT) is always proud of its students and their dogs accomplishments. Our October 2017 title earners include:

On October 24, 2017 the following puppy teams passed the AKC STAR Puppy program evaluation:

  • Morgan Spencer and Breland, a Black Lab of Plymouth, Michigan
  • Nadine Medley and Kevin, a ShihTzu / Bichon mix of Plymouth, Michigan
  • Sarah Smith and Emmy, an Australian Shepherd mix of Detroit, Michigan
  • Alyssa Alessanorini and Dove, a Pit mix of Redford, Michigan

 

On October 24, 2017 the following dog teams earned the Canine Good Citizen title:

  • Maria Boraniec and Gunner, a Besenji of Farmington Hills, Michigan
  • Richard Miller and Tank, a German Shepherd Dog of Taylor, Michigan
  • Ronald & Theresa Merbler and Tango, a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon of Canton, Michigan
  • Angela Austin and Lexi Austin, an English Lab of South Lyon, Michigan
  • Lisa Brunette and Alyce, an English Lab of South Lyon, Michigan
  • Deborah Buzzy and Odin, a German Shepherd Dog of South Lyon, Michigan

Congratulations to all!

Join a dog training group class and teach your puppy or dog to be a Canine Good Citizen.

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October 2015 Dog Titles

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On October 28, 2015 several dogs and puppies earned American Kennel Club (AKC) titles at Michigan Dog Training in Plymouth, Michigan.  Puppies who graduated from Puppy 2 class earned their S.T.A.R. Puppy Certificate and dogs who graduated from the Intermediate Manners class earned their Canine Good Citizen (CGC) titles.  Congrats to all!

S.T.A.R. Puppies

  • Andrew Ciesielski and his pup Roxy, a German Shepherd Dog from Canton, Michigan
  • Loretta Waldeck and her pup Charlie, an Australian Labradoodle from Brighton, Michigan
  • Stephanie Pritula and her pup Ripley, an English Bulldog from Plymouth, Michigan
  • Terry Harvill and his pup Gracie Harvill, a Golden Retriever from Novi, Michigan
  • Andrea Milhizer and her pup Maize, a Golden Retriever from Milford, Michigan
  • Stacy Grzelak and her pup Baxter, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel from Plymouth, Michigan

Canine Good Citizens

  • Robert Wilcox and his dog James P. Sullivan, a Bullmastiff from Canton, Michigan
  • Caitlin and Colin McCarthy and her dog Luna McCarthy, an All American from Brighton, Michigan
  • Michael Rutkowski and his dog Gus, a Labradoodle from South Lyon, Michigan
  • Craig Robinson and his dog Rembrandt, a Korthal Wire-Haired Griffon from Plymouth, Michigan

 

The next set of Puppy classes and adult dog basic manners classes start the first week of November.  There are still a few spots remaining in the classes.  Your dog too can be a STAR Puppy or Canine Good Citizen!

Dogs who graduated from Puppy 2 Manners or Basic Manners are ready to join the Intermediate Manners  class. And, dogs who earned their Canine Good Citizen will love the Do More With Your Dog class.

 

Puppies are Stars at MDT

otonColorsTMagAd9-06On June 23, 2015 five puppies who completed the Ultimate Puppy group class (Pup 1 followed by Pup 2 group classes) at Michigan Dog Training (MDT) in Plymouth, Michigan earned their American Kennel Club (AKC) STAR (Socialization, Training, Activity, Responsibility) Puppy certificate.  The STAR program measures the owner’s responsible behaviors in raising a puppy, the puppy’s temperament behaviors (free of aggression and fear) and the puppy’s Pre-Canine Good Citizen behaviors which includes:

  1. Allows petting by a person other than the owner
  2. Grooming – allows owner handling and brief exam by owner (ears, feet)
  3. Walks on a leash – follows owner for 15 feet or more in a straight line
  4. Walks by other people
  5. Sits on command
  6. Downs on command
  7. Comes to owner from five feet away
  8. Reaction to distractions without fear or aggression and
  9. Stays on leash with another person while owner walks ten feet away and returns

Congratulations to the owners and their STAR puppies!

  • Alexa Rickert and Reggie, Beagle of Canton, Michigan
  • Michael King and Olive, Labrador Retriever mix of Northville, Michigan
  • Satheesh Rajagopalan and Groot, Australian Shepherd mix of Canton, Michigan
  • Kathy Borden and Louie, Bolognese of Ann Arbor, Michigan and
  • Parul Luthra and Neo, Cockapoo of Westland, Michigan

MDT offers on-going Puppy 1 and Puppy 2 group socialization and training classes. Each class is four weeks in duration. Or, students can elect to sign up for the Ultimate Puppy program which includes Puppy 1 and Puppy 2 classes at a $60 discount. The next set of puppy classes begin July 7, 2015. For those who completed Puppy 2 or the Ultimate Puppy, they normally are ready to jump ahead to the Intermediate Manners class which also begins July 7, 2015.

New Canine Good Citizens, 10/1/14

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CGC Evaluation

On October 1, 2014 two dogs passed the American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluation and thus earned the CGC Title  and the Puppy STAR program at Michigan Dog Training in Plymouth, Michigan.  The AKC states, “the purpose of the Canine Good Citizen Test is to ensure that our favorite companion, the dog, can be a respected member of the community because it is trained and conditioned to act mannerly in the home, in pulblic places and in the presence of other dogs.  The program embraces both pure-bred and mixed-breed dogs…..this test of your dog’s manners and training is not a competition and does not require that your and your dog perform with precision. The American Kennel Club urges all dog owners to participate in this program, thereby assuring that our beloved dogs will always be welcomed and respected members of the community.”

The evaluation includes the following components:  1. Accepting a friendly stranger, 2. Sitting politely for petting, 3. Allows others to groom the dog, 4. Walks on a loose leash, 5. Walks through a crowd without jumping on people, 6. Sit and down on command and staying in place, 7. Coming when called, 8. Well behaved around other dogs in close proximity, 9. Reaction to distractions, and 10. Supervised separation. Congratulations to the new Canine Good Citizen and Puppy STAR:

1. Cassandra Lomako and Robinsons Kodiak Hemi, German Shepherd of Westland, Michigan, CGC

2. Antonia Mahler and Coby, Australian Shepherd mix of Northville, Michigan, Puppy STAR

To learn how your dog can become a Canine Good Citizen or a Puppy STAR, contact Michigan Dog Training now or call 734-634-4152.  Classes start October 7, 2014.

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Coby STAR Puppy

Testimonial – “Feels Like a Miracle”

Ginger

Ginger, an Australian Shepherd mix came to Michigan Dog Trainer for a week board and train program due to her reactivity toward other dogs.  She had also been previously trained on an invisible fence system which caused her to stop dead in her tracks during neighborhood walks any time she saw a yard flag or lawn sign.  In one weeks’ time, she learned to have more confidence and walk past yard flags and signs and not be so reactive toward other dogs.  Below is an email message received from Ginger’s owner, Kelly.

“Ginger is like a new dog….feels like a miracle.  We have walked past several dogs with only one episode of lunge/barking and one “tap” (from a Dogtra remote training collar set at a low setting) brought her right back to my side.

THANK you for all your help-it is so exciting to see how different she is and to know how much her life is going to change for the better.”

Kelly Hammill of Ann Arbor

After receiving the above email, Michael went back to visit Kelly and Ginger for a follow-up session.  Ginger had continued to make progress and she was very relaxed during her walks in the neighborhood and at parks.  Additionally, she continued to be able to walk past other dogs without becoming reactive.

Kelly is so happy with Ginger’s progress that she is excited to take Ginger with her during a weekend trip to Chicago, Illinois.  Whereas, in the past she had to leave Ginger home due to her reactivity toward dogs. Kelly offered to give the below video testimonial.

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“Hi my name is Kelly Hammill, and  Ginger I  just want to give a big thanks to Michael, Michigan Dog Trainer, for changing our lives!  Ginger can now walk on leash past other dogs, I can take her to parks, she can be apart of…, she can go with us anywhere.  I am so excited!  And, so is she, …instead of being left at home.  So thanks again Michael!  Great work!”