“Dogs always become a member of the family, but this dog is really special because she is a member of the family and someone who watches out for us,” said Jim Moore.
On August 8, 2017 News Reporter and Anchor Steve Garagiola interviewed Michael Burkey, CEO and Dog Behaviorist at Michigan Dog Training for an upcoming news story regarding dog behavior that will air in September 2017. The airing date will be announced at a later time on the MDT Facebook page.
On May 11, 2016, Michael Burkey CEO and Dog Behaviorist at Michigan dog Training gave live on the air – dog bite prevention tips to Channel 7 News viewers at Maybury State Park in Northville, Michigan. Reporter Aaron Baskerville went all out for this educational story by agreeing to take a bite from Burkey’s dog Kaboom, a Belgian Malinois.
Some of the topics included: stress relieving behaviors dogs display before biting, how to properly introduce two dogs while out on a walk, the right way and wrong way to pet a dog, how to protect a baby being held in your arms, etc. Click the above title to view the videos.
On May 15, 2017 News Reporter Simon Shaykhet interviewed Michael Burkey, CEO and Dog Behaviorist at Michigan Dog Training live on the air for their 11:00pm news story entitled “What you need to know to survive a dog attack. Shaykhet and Dog Trainer Emily Justusson took bites from Burkey’s dog Kaboom, a Belgian Malinois to show what to do before and during a dog attack to protect yourself.
On May 19, 2017 News Reporter and Anchor Steve Garagiola aired an earlier interview with Michael Burkey, CEO and Dog Behaviorist at Michigan Dog Training for their news story entitled, “Big dog behaving badly gets attitude adjustment thanks to good training.” The interview highlighted one of MDT’s dogs, Duke, a South African Mastiff who had been aggressive toward the client’s son, other people and other dogs. Duke’s behavior had turned for the worse when he was a puppy at a different training facility and was attacked by another dog. After six moths of training at MDT, Duke is a different dog and his owners say his behavior has improved dramatically. Click here to hear Duke’s story as told by his owner Mike Runyan and Michael Burkey explains how Duke’s training progressed at MDT.
In 2014, Psychologist Janette Ghedotte of Accurate Body Language in Northville, Michigan interviewed Michael Burkey regarding dog body behavior. Learn “how to dance” or in other words how to train and live with your dog by reading and understanding your dog’s body behavior. Listen to the podcast now.
On June 24, 2014 Click on Detroit – Channel 4 News Journalist Hank Winchester interviewed Michael Burkey regarding tips on how to avoid a dog bite.
On July 8, 2015, Michael Burkey CEO and Dog Behaviorist at Michigan Dog Training gave dog bite prevention tips to Livonia, Michigan United Parcel Service (UPS) employees.
On September 2, 2015, Michael Burkey CEO and Dog Behaviorist at Michigan Dog Training gave dog bite prevention tips to Detroit, Michigan United Parcel Service (UPS) employees.