Rosebud -SDIT earns Adv. CGC

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On February 25, 2017, Rosebud a Golden Retriever and her handler Laura-Jean Siggens of Ann Arbor, Michigan earned the American Kennel Club Advanced Canine Good Citizen title at Michigan Dog Training (MDT) in Plymouth, Michigan.

Rosebud is is participating in MDT’s Train Your Own Service Dog (TYOSD) program as a Mobility Service Dog. The TYOSD consists of 24 private and group class lessons and prepares dogs to become a Service Dog. Congratulations to Rosebud and Laura-Jean!

Dash a SDIT earns Urban CGC

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On the cold wintery day of January 25, 2017, Dash a Golden Doodle earned the American Kennel Club Urban Canine Good Citizen title. The testing was done by Michael Burkey of Michigan Dog Training in downtown Plymouth. Dash passed with flying colors heeling amongst distractions of people seeking warmth in the Panera Bread restaurant, disregarding walkers and joggers on city streets, sitting beforehand and calmly crossing city streets, loading and unloading from a vehicle under control, disregarding trash left on the sidewalk, transversing open back metal grated stairs and more.

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Down stay at a restaurant

Dash and her owner Shannon Inglis of Lake Orion, Michigan are participating in MDT’s Train Your Own Service Dog (TYOSD) Diabetic Alert Dog program which consists of 24 private and group lessons to gain public access obedience skills and to be able to alert when Shannon’s blood sugar goes low. They are doing an outstanding job and Dash has already alerted to Shannon’s lows in real world settings.

Congratulations Dash and Shannon!

 

Kirby becomes Advanced Canine Good Citizen

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Queen Kirby CGCA

On September 28, 2016 Queen Kirby and her handler Stella Marcel of Kalamazoo, Michigan earned their Advanced Canine Good Citizen (CGCA) title at Michigan Dog Training in Plymouth, Michigan. Kirby is being trained to be a service dog and passed the evaluation with flying colors.  The CGCA is a ten step evaluation.  Congrats Kirby and Stella!

Service Dogs pass CGC test with flying colors!

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CGC Title Earners

Training service dogs to perform in high distraction areas proved very successful for four dogs who passed the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test with flying colors at the high distraction filled Novi Pet Expo on November 22, 2014. The test was administered by Michael Burkey, CEO of Michigan Dog Training in Plymouth, Michigan.

The CGC test measures a dog’s ability to demonstrate good manners and dog obedience. The ten step evaluation includes things such as walking on a loose leash, performing sit/down/come and stay, greeting other dog teams appropriately and more.  It also recognizes the owner’s commitment to demonstrate responsible dog ownership and care.

Based on the amount of distractions in this public space (unfamiliar people and dogs walking close by as the test was conducted in an aisle way, test area next to a food court with people eating food in close proximity, crowds pooling around the testing area at the Michigan Dog Training exhibitor booth, PA system announcing dock diving events, etc.), all four dogs could’ve easily passed the Community Canine Good Citizen Advanced (CGCA) test.  However, one has to pass the CGC before attempting the CGCA.

Congratulations to the following dog teams:

1. William Arney and his Service Dog MADDIE, Chocolate Labrador Retriever, of St. Joseph, Michigan trained by Michigan Dog Training of Plymouth, Michigan

2. Shyann Hilla and her Service Dog in Training, SPELL, German Shepherd of Harrison, Michigan trained by Hilla Dog Training

3. Shyann Hilla and Service Dog in Training COOPER VON GRANVILLE of Harrison, Michigan trained by Hilla Dog Training

4. Sarah Schertel and Service Dog in Training VAUGHN of Grand Ledge, Michigan trained by Great Lakes Assistance Dogs