Michael Burkey, International Association of Canine Professionals
On April 14, 2014 Michael Burkey, President of Michigan Dog Training in Plymouth, Michigan was accepted as a full Professional Member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP).
is an organization established to maintain the highest professional and business standards among canine professionals.
A Professional Member has a minimum of five years experience as a practicing canine professional, for which Burkey
has 18 years experience and fourteen years running his
Acceptance is based on industry knowledge and experience.
The evaluation was administered by professional dog trainer Michael Burkey and witnessed by MDT's Certified Dog Trainer Wendy Bemis.
The dogs were evaluated by Michael Burkey, who is a professional dog trainer at Michigan Dog Training LLC.
On January 28, 2013 Teresa and Riggs, German Shepherd; Stacy and Maverick, Dachshund; and Carrie and Canja, German Shepherd earned their Novice Trick Dog Title through the Kyra Sundance "Do More With Your Dog" program and witnessed by Michael Burkey, professional dog trainer at Michigan Dog Training LLC.
Through private dog training sessions with Michael Burkey, a professional dog trainer and owner of Michigan Dog Trainer; Nancy learned how to train Georgia to be calmer around dogs using desensitization and habituation via food rewards and to respond to obedience commands via a remote collar training system.
The remote collar (some incorrectly refer to it as a shock collar) uses low level stimulation to interrupt a dog's inappropriate behavior and to communicate to the dog what is the desired behavior.
Once Georgia learned to relax, she
started to show a willingness to play with other dogs.
was introduced to Starbuck, a friendly German Shepherd.
At first she
was a little nervous but quickly learned to relax and display behaviors meant to elicit play with another dog.
Georgia and Starbuck had several successful online play sessions.
Then when Nancy went on a weekend trip, Georgia stayed with Michael
dogs via the Home Away from Home program (HAH), a personalized home boarding program.
The classes are held on Thursday evenings, run for four weeks and are taught by Michael Burkey a professional dog trainer for Michigan Dog Trainer: Basic Manners 6:15pm, Circus Class 7:15pm, and Feisty Fido 8:15pm.
, these posts on your site were very helpful in educating me on the use of collars.