8 Puppies earn AKC STAR Medals

AKC STAR Puppy

On November 28, 2017 eight puppies earned their American Kennel Club Puppy S.T.A.R. Awards at Michigan Dog Training in Plymouth, Michigan.  Learn how your puppy can earn his or her Puppy S.T.A.R. Medal.

December Puppy 1 Training Classes start next week, Wednesday December 6, 2017 at 8:00pm. Sign up by visiting our website or by calling 734-634-4152. Hurry, don’t delay. The class is filling up quickly.

 

Congratulations to the following teams:

  1. Connie Giummo and Benelli a German Shorthair Pointer of Novi, Michigan
  2. Rebecca Runco and Zeke, an Australian Shepherd of Dearborn, Michigan
  3. Madelyn Green and Jiri Green-Heeren, a Siberian Husky of Berkley, Michigan
  4. Akshay Vasudevan and Buddy, a Chocolate Lab of Canton, Michigan
  5. Lisa Haselhuhn and Gracie, a Labrador Retriever
  6. Terri Mezigian and Maverick, a Yellow Lab of Livonia, Michigan
  7. Robert Bend and Maggie, a Staffordshire Terrier of Plymouth, Michigan
  8. Anna Blott and Colonel Brandon, a Border Collie of Northville, Michigan

 

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6 New Trick Dogs

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On February 6, 2017  six dog teams earned their Novice Trick Dog Title as part of Kyra Sundance’s “Do More With Your Dog!” program at Michigan Dog Training in Plymouth, Michigan. The teams had to demonstrate 15 points worth of tricks that they learned in the Basic Manners group class. MDT’s Basic Manners group class incorporates both obedience skills and tricks to make learning fun for dogs and their owners.  Congratulations to the following teams:

  1. Michaela Gearin and Tobias Gearin, a Coon/Rott mix of Livonia, Michigan
  2. Barbara Gearin and Owen, an All American Dog of Livonia, Michigan
  3. Sarah Huddas and Rebel, an English Setter of Canton, Michigan
  4. Jillian Miller and Dobby Miller, a Vizsla/Labrador mix of Plymouth, Michigan
  5. Srujana Bolger and Penny Bolger a Rhodesian Ridgeback of Northville, MI
  6. Marvin Asuncion and Leroy, a Shepherd mix of Canton, Michigan

 

May 2016 Advanced CGC Dogs

 

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Advanced Canine Good Citizen

On May 26, 2016 three dogs and their owners passed the American Kennel Club’s Community Canine Good Citizen evaluation also known as the Canine Good Citizen Advanced (CGCA) at Michigan Dog Training in Plymouth, Michigan.  To prepare for the CGCA, the dog teams practiced their new skills in MDT’s Advanced Manners/Therapy Dog Prep. class.  Congratulations to the following:

  • Kris Wolfe and Rosie Gella, a Golden Retriever of Livonia, Michigan
  • Marcy Rodwick and Philo a Weimaraner of Plymouth, Michigan
  • Sara Cosgrove and John (Bubba) Scripps with Merry Scripps, a Pit mix of Ann Arbor, Michigan

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S.T.A.R. Puppies and More

Michigan Dog Training, Plymouth, Michigan, Canine Good Citizen, CGC, Puppy STAR, Puppy S.T.A.R., puppy obedience, puppy training, dog trainingOn April 26, 2016 numerous puppies and dogs earned their American Kennel Club S.T.A.R. Puppy Certificates and Canine Good Citizen titles at Michigan Dog Training in Plymouth, Michigan. Congratulations to the following dog teams on their accomplishments:

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  1. Rochelle Kirzhner and Kir Kirzhner, a Sheltie/American Eskimo mix of Northville, Michigan
  2. Erin Moulton and Bowie, a Labradoodle of Ypsilanti, Michigan
  3. Sandra Enoch and Lucy, a Labradoodle of Livonia, Michigan
  4. Angela Olandese and Luna, a Standard Poodle of Okemos, Michigan

Canine Good Citizen (CGC)

  1. Sara Cosgrove and Merry Scripps a Pit Bull mix of Ann Arbor, Michigan
  2. Kris Wolfe and Rosie Bella, a Golden Retriever of Livonia, Michigan
  3. Kriss Layne and Luna, a Golden Retriever of Riverview, Michigan

 

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A new set of group dog training classes start next week.  Go to Michigan Dog Training and click on the blue icon entitled, “Book Online” to register.  Classes include:  Puppy Manners, Basic Manners, Intermediate Manners, Tricks and Fun Agility, NoseWork and Protection Sport Dog Class.

 

 

Dobermans become Canine Good Citizens

On April 22, 2016 two more Doberman Pinschers became Canine Good Citizens (CGC).  They passed the CGC evaluation with flying colors administered by Michael Burkey owner of Michigan Dog Training in Plymouth, Michigan Dog Training, Doberman Pinscher, Doberman, Canine Good Citizen, CGC, dog training, Plymouth, MichiganMichigan.

They too along with Holly Cotham had participated in an Intermediate Manners group dog training class at MDT.  Gotham and her dog Charlie were unable to make tonight’s testing and thus took and passed the evaluation yesterday.  The three of them are members of the “Doberman Gang of Detroit”, of a social network of Doberman owners who train and socialize together. The dogs celebrated by having a fun romp together and tiring themselves out proving a tired dog is a good dog.

Congratulations to tonight’s dog teams:

  1. Nicole Flatley and her dog “Nicole’s Cry Me a River No More (River)”, a Doberman Pinscher of Novi, Michigan
  2. Gene Mininni and his dog “Nico”, a Doberman Pinscher of Livonia, Michigan

Your dog too can become a Good Citizen.  Classes start again the first week of May 2016.  If interested, visit Michigan Dog Training and click on the blue icon button, “Book Online.”  There you can register for the following classes:  Puppy obedience, Basic Obedience, Intermediate Obedience, Tricks and Fun Agility, Nosework and Sport Protection Dog.

 

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February 2016 Dog Titles at MDT

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On February 23, 2016 several dog teams passed the American Kennel Club (AKC) Puppy S.T.A.R.  program or earned their Canine Good Citizen (CGC) title at Michigan Dog Training in Plymouth, Michigan. Congratulations to the all the dog teams!

A. Puppy S.T.A.R.

  1. Timothy Lease and his dog Larry, a Great Dane mix of Livonia, Michigan
  2. Jeremy and Liz Breitner and Lily Breitner, a Shetland Sheepdog of Westland, Michigan
  3. Logan Gaines and Jade, a Siberian Husky of Livonia, Michigan
  4. Heather Gilghrist and Charlie, a Golden Retriever of Novi, Michigan
  5. Gabrielle Kuziq and Lulu, a Rottweiler of Flatrock, Michigan
  6. John Weyer and Sterling, a Labrador Retriever of Canton, Michigan
  7. Iotis Even and Rook, an Old Time Scotch Collie of Canton, Michigan
  8. Kris Wolfe and Rosie Bella, a Golden Retriever of Livonia, Michigan

B. CGC

  1. Marcy Radwick and Philo, a Weimaraner of Plymouth, Michigan
  2. Diane Davis and Rocco Elvis Davis, a German Shepherd Dog of Livonia, Michigan
  3. Laurie Blondy and Bennington Hills Daisy II, a Golden Retriever of Northville, Michigan
  4. Michael Hurley and Dewey, a Dutch Shepherd of Plymouth, Michigan

The next round of puppy and adult dog obedience group classes start the second week of March 2016.  To register, click on the blue icon button that says, “Book Online” on the home page.

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August 2015 dog title earners at MDT

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On August 25, 2015 six students and their dogs earned American Kennel Club (AKC) titles at Michigan Dog Training in Plymouth, Michigan. The evaluations are given free of charge for students at the conclusion of their dog classes and is open to mixed and pure breed dogs.

The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy program evaluates the owner’s responsible puppy raising behaviors, the puppy’s temperament, and the puppy’s pre-Canine Good Citizen behaviors. The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test evaluates the dog’s obedience and temperament: 1. Accepting a friendly stranger, 2. Sitting politely for petting, 3. Appearance and grooming, 4. Out for a walk – heeling, 5. Walking through a crowd, 6. Sit and down on command/Staying in place, 7. Coming when called, 8. Reaction to another dog, 9. Reaction to distractions, and 10. Supervised separation.

Congratulations to the following students and their dogs!

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  1. Kristin Kinasz and her dog Murphy, Saint Bernard of Westland, MichiganotonColorsTMagAd9-06
  2. Matthew Shaffer and his dog Hemi Gage Shaffer, German Shepherd of Roseville, Michigan
  3. Patricia Nowling and her dog Oscar, Chocolate Lab of Belleville, Michigan

CGC Titles

  1. Tom Laco and his dog Guinness, German Short-Haired Pointer of Livonia, Michigan
  2.  Holly Tebelman and her dog Cider, Yellow Lab of Dearborn, Michigan
  3. Jason Horne and his dog Lucy, Saint Bernard of Canton, Michigan

You and your dog can also earn titles by joining puppy and adult dog classes at Michigan Dog Training.  A new round of classes start the week of September 8, 2015.  Call now and get your puppy or dog started “on the right paw” to better manners. Classes offered include:

  • Puppy Manners (Puppy S.T.A.R. Certificate)
  • Basic Manners
  • Intermediate Manners (CGC Title)
  • Advanced Manners (Advanced CGC and Urban CGC)
  • Feisty Fido (dog to dog reactivity)
  • Do More With Your Dog (tricks and fun agility)
  • Protection Sport Dog

New Canine Good Citizens at MDT

Canine Good Citizen Michigan Dog TrainingOn June 23, 2015 three Michigan Dog Training (MDT) students and their dogs in Plymouth, Michigan passed the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluation and thus earned their CGC Title.  Additionally, Matthew Lamarand, a MDT Certified Dog Trainer earned the Advanced Canine Good Citizen (CGCA) title with his puppy, Falkor.

The CGC evaluates the dog team for responsible dog ownership and good manners.  The manners includes such things as 1. Accepting a friendly stranger, 2. Sitting politely for petting, 3. Allowing the evaluator to inspect and groom the dog, 4. Walking on a loose leash, 5. Walking through a crowd of people without jumping on them, 6. Performing a sit and a down command as well as stay in place, 7. Coming when called, 8. Approaching and not reacting aggressively or excitably toward another dog team, 9. Reaction to distractions (not showing fear or aggression toward a runner, biker, items being dropped on the floor), and 10. Supervised separation from his/her owner. MDT offers the CGC testing as part of its dog obedience class entitled Intermediate Manners. It begins again on July 7, 2015.

The CGCA evaluates the dog team further by performing obedience exercises amongst distractions that would commonly be found in a public setting such as at a park.  These exercises include: 1. CGCALogoWaits calmly under control while the owner is distracted by a task such as eating food, conversing with a person, filling out papers, 2. Does not pull while walking on a loose leash with pace changes, 3. Walks on a loose leash through a crowd such as a crowded hallway, in a park or on a trail, 4. Walks past distractions and does not pull such as when passing other dogs on a trail or sidewalk, 5. Sit-stay in a small group (three other people with dogs), 6. Dog allows a person who is carrying a package or backpack to approach and pet it, 7. Leaves food on the ground alone as he/she passes by it, 8. Down or sit-stay while owners goes to retrieve an object and returns to their dog, 9. Recall with distractions, and 10. Dog sits or stands while owner passes through a door way with a cup of water and does not pull the owner through the doorway. MDT offers the CGCA testing as part of its dog training class entitled Advanced Manners.  It begins again on July 9, 2015.

Congratulations to the new title earners!

Canine Good Citizen (CGC)

1. Laura D. Coulter and Simon, Border Collie mix of Livonia, Michigan

2. Rebecca Chiodo and Zuri, Cane Corso of Dearborn, Michigan

3. Kitty Coryell and Emme, Bichon/Poodle mix of Ypsilanti, Michigan

 

Advanced Canine Good Citizen (CGCA)

1. Matthew Lamarand and Falkor, Dutch Shepherd of Westland, Michigan

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Puppy STARS

On October 28, 2014 several puppies earned their American Kennel Club Puppy S.T.A.R. Certificates at Michigan Dog Training in Plymouth, Michigan. To successfully pass the evaluation, puppies have to show good temperament and personality as well as beginning puppy obedience. And, the dog owners demonstrated what it takes to be a responsible dog owner.

A new round of Puppy 1 and Puppy 2 classes start on Tuesday November 11, 2014. Don’t miss the fun, sign up now. You could have a well behaved puppy before the holidays.  Wouldn’t that make your holidays more relaxing?!

Congratulations to the following puppies and their owners:

  1. Susan Kuhn and Bryleigh, Airedale of Farmington, Michigan
  2. Susan Kuhn and Suri, Airedale of Farmington, Michigan
  3. Susan Kuhn and Journey, Airedale of Farmington, Michigan
  4. Samatha Beard and Finn, All American mix of Allen Park, Michigan
  5. Brandon Gonzales and Diesel, Pit Mix of Livonia, Michigan

Two loving dogs need new homes, can you help them?

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A delightful and very caring young lady, Selene, is looking for a new home for her two dogs.  Her life circumstances have changed and she is no longer able to give them the care and attention that they need and she is use to giving them.

While Capone and Samson can get along with each other at times, it would be best for each of them to find separate homes. Selene says that both of them are awesome family dogs.  They love human interaction. If you are interested in providing a forever home for either one of them, please contact Selene (Shie) at 734-780-1000 or email her at shiebooker@gmail.com.

Capone “Poni”- is a three year old Pitt mix.  He loves attention and is good with people and children but not with other animals.  He is potty trained and knows how to sit, stay, roll over and shake with his left and right paws.

Samon is a three year old Laborador Retriever (Lab) mix who is good with children and other dogs but not with cats.  He is potty trained but does not like to go in a crate.  He knows how to sit, stay, roll over and loves to swim.

 

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