Multiple Dogs Earn Titles at MDT


otonColorsTMagAd9-06On March 24, 2015, six puppies at Michigan Dog Training in Plymouth, Michigan passed the American Kennel Club (AKC) S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. They attended the Puppy 1 and Puppy 2 Manners classes which included eight weeks of puppy and owner education on responsible dog ownership, how to raise a puppy, how to provide proper socialization and puppy obedience lessons. They are now ready to participate in the Intermediate Manners class which will prepare them for the AKC Canine Good Citizen title.

Congratulations to the following students:

  • Kim Dusablon and Bronx, Vizsla of Northville, Michigan
  • Staci Schaeffer and Maizey, Golden Doodle of Plymouth, Michigan
  • Lisa Kerszulis and Oger, Chocolate Labrador Retriever of Westland, Michigan
  • Rachel Dean and Coby, Yorki of Canton, Michigan
  • Nancy Davis and Henry Alan Davis, Cattledog Shepherd mix of Plymouth, Michigan
  • Steven Sykora and Maizee, Golden Retriever of Canton, Michigan


On March 24, 2015, four dogs passed the American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen evaluation after attending the Intermediate Manners class. The CGC consists of ten exercises in which the Canine Good Citizen Michigan Dog Trainingdog needs to show basic commands such as walking on a loose leash, meeting another dog team appropriately, remaining calm while separated from their owner for three minutes, stay and come when called, etc.

Congratulations to the following students:

  • Annette Stopa and Danny, Beagle/Collie mix of Allen Park, Michigan
  • Janet Thomson and Kracken, Rottweiler of Brighton, Michigan
  • Austin White and Copper, German Shepherd/Pitbull mix of South Lyon, Michigan
  • Julia Jagger and Morgan, Bernadoodle of Plymouth, Michigan


On March 25, 2015, two dogs passed the American Kennel Club (AKC) Advanced Canine Good Citizen evaluation at the end of their Advanced Manners dog class. This test evaluates the dog’s ability Michigan Dog Trainingto demonstrate good obedience in community settings. Exercises include passing another dog team in a hallway, having people approach carrying bags, being able to wait at a doorway without pulling while the handler steps through with a cup of favorite brew, etc.

Congratulations to the following students:

  • Julie Nelson and Bentley, German Shepherd of Plymouth, Michigan
  • Elizabeth Reihman and Tifari’s Racing the Rain, Rhodesian Ridgeback of Brighton, Michigan


April classes are filling up fast. Train and socialize your dog at Michigan Dog Training and earn titles along the way. You’ll be glad you did so your dog can go and enjoy more places with you this spring and summer.

There were 2 puppies now there are 3

Viktor a Vizsla puppy at Michigan Dog Training

Viktor and Ashley

Vizsla new puppy at Michigan Dog Training



It is puppy galore at Michigan Dog Training in Plymouth, Michigan. As previously reported in “Puppy Training Gets Personal at MDT”, trainers Matthew Lamarand of Westland, Michigan and Erica Hensley of Canton, Michigan welcomed two puppies into their homes; Falkor, a Dutch Shepherd and Drogo, a Belgian Malinois. Now a third MDT trainer has followed suit, Ashaleena Williams of Canton, Michigan and her pup Viktor, a Vizsla. She plans to train him for obedience and dock diving. He seems a natural for many things as on his first day at MDT he surprised all of us by going up the puppy A-Frame (agility obstacle) on his own. So Ashley decided to work on his decent from the obstacle as pictured below. Nice job Ashley.  You’re off to a great start with Viktor!

Be sure to check out our puppy training classes. It’ll be a fun time to not only get your puppy trained but also to train alongside our dog trainers and their puppies. And, check out more pictures of Viktor on the Michigan Dog Training Facebook page.





Puppy training,  Michigan Dog Training

Viktor transverses the A-Frame

Two Plymouth dogs become Canine Good Citizens!

Canine Good Citizen Michigan Dog Training

On April 9, 2014 two Michigan Dog Training (MDT) students and their dogs earned the American Kennel Club’s (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) title.  The CGC evlaluation consists of ten components such as walking on a loose leash, sitting, laying down and staying on command, coming when called, approaching but not bothering another dog team in close enough proximity for the handlers to shake hands and exchange pleasantries,  etc. To prepare for the evaluation, the dog teams completed MDT’s Intermediate Manners/CGC group class.  Congratulations to:

1. Alexandra Sitarik and her dog Samson, a Vizsla of Plymouth, Michigan

2. Margene Coulter and her dog Abby, a Golden Retriever of Plymouth, Michigan

If you want your dog to learn new manners and also become a good citizen, contact Michigan Dog Training at 734-634-4152.  A new set of group dog training classes start next week and private dog training is also available.