Nov 2017, E-Collar Class Graduates earn CGC

Canine Good Citizen, CGC, CGC testing


On November 29, 2017 at the conclusion of the E-Collar Excellence group class at Michigan Dog Training in Plymouth, Michigan; three dog teams earned their Canine Good Citizen title.  Congratulations to the following teams:

  1. Shannon Denton and Luna, a Labrador Retriever of Canton, Michigan.
  2. Shannon Denton and Marleigh, a Collie mix of Canton, Michigan
  3. Theresa Williams and Riley Williams, a Pit Bull Terrier of Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Emily promoted to Dog Trainer

Emily Justusson, Dog Trainer, Michigan Dog Trainer


On April 20, 2017 Emily Justusson was promoted from Assistant Dog Trainer to Dog Trainer with a specialization in E-Collar training.  She has completed Michigan Dog Training’s Dog Trainer program and successfully passed written and practical exams.

Emily joined the MDT team in October 2016 and is near completing studies at Animal Behavior College.  She has a very upbeat attitude when meeting clients and working with their dogs.  Congratulations Emily!!

N.J. promoted to Dog Trainer


On April 14, 2017 N.J. was promoted from the position of Assistant Dog Trainer to Dog Trainer with a specialization in E-Collar Training. She earned this prestigious achievement after having completed Michigan Dog Training’s Trainer program and successfully completed comprehensive written and practical exams.

In addition to training dogs in MDT’s Day Training and Board and Train programs, she continously steps up to new responsibilities. Some of these have included, teaching “go home” lessons to clients once their dog completed a residency program, teaching group classes, and being a pivotal contributing member of the MDT team.

Congratulations! Your accomplishment is well earned.

January 2016 Dog Training Classes

Michigan Dog Training, Jack Russell Terrier, Happy New YearWith the upcoming new year, don’t just make a resolution to train your dog, as Nike says, “Just Do It.”  Your dog will love you for it.

January classes are already filling up at Michigan Dog Training in Plymouth, Michigan. This month in addition to our normal classes we are offering an E-Collar Excellence class.  If you’ve been wanting to take your dog’s obedience to the next level and obtain off leash reliability, then this class is for you. Learn how to use an e-collar as a communication tool to obtain quick, reliable and humane results.

Here’s a summary of the classes being offered in January.

  1. Nosework, Mondays 6:30pm
  2. Protection Sport Dog, Mondays 7:30pm
  3. Puppy 1 Manners, Tuesdays 7:00pm
  4. Puppy 2 Manners, Tuesdays 6:00pm
  5. Intermediate Manners/CGC, Tuesdays 8:05pm
  6. Basic Manners, Wednesdays, 7:00pm
  7. Feisty Fido, Wednesdays, 8:05pm
  8. Do More With Your Dog, Wednesdays, 6:00pm
  9. Excitable Perfect Practice, Thursdays 6:00pm
  10. Perfect Practice, Thursdays 6:55pm
  11. E-Collar Excellence, Thursdays, 7:45pm

Exciting Group Classes at Michigan Dog Training!


Michigan Dog Training in Plymouth, Michigan has updated its group class descriptions to make them more clear as to content and pre-requisites. We’ve also added or made the following exciting changes:

* Added a Puppy 2 class for the pups who attended Puppy 1. This class is largely taught off leash, hence the reason why pups must attend a Puppy 1 class prior, to ensure they have the right temperament and socialization in place to be able to be off leash with older puppies. The Puppy Classes are patterned off from Veterinarian Behaviorist Ian Dunbar’s very successful puppy classes. Additionally, after completing Puppy 2, pups are ready to be evaluated for the American Kennel Club’s S.T.A.R. Puppy achievement. for which MDT staff are Puppy S.T.A.R. Evaluators.

* Added a Puppy Ultimate package which saves folks $27 if they sign up for the Puppy 1 and Puppy 2 at the same time as a package rather than independently.  We want to help you get your puppy started off on the “right paw” to learn things the right way, the first time.  Therefore, we want to reward you for your commitment to your puppy by offering an incentive.

* Took out the requirement of a basic manners obedience course for the Nosework class as we don’t mind high drive out of control dogs for learning Nosework. It’s actually helpful if the dog doesn’t know a lot of obedience when learning Nosework because the dog is more willing to work independent of the handler.

*Put the popular Remote Manners class back on the list along with two options for folks who already have an approved remote training collar and only need a group class and an option for folks to save $15.00 by buying the remote collar from us when signing up for the class.

* Put the amazing Circus Dog class (tricks and fun agility) back on the list.  It’s a fun outlet for dogs and owners alike and a great way for owners to “Do More With Your Dog” as MDT Staff are Certified Trick Dog Instructors via International Trick Dog Instructor, Celebrity Dog Trainer and multi-times Author Kyra Sundance.

*Added an Advanced Manners group class that prepares dog teams to be evaluated for the American Kennel Club’s new title Advanced Canine Good Citizen in the Community for which MDT staff are CGC and ACGC Evaluators.

MDT has also added an easier to use drop down menu for students to pay online for classes after they fill out the registration form. June class dates will be posted on May 9th, 2014.  So check here for class offerings and dates.  Exciting things are happening at Michigan Dog Training so join the fun! For more information, contact MDT at 734-634-4152.