Michael is a Certified Canine Good Citizen (CGC) & Puppy S.T.A.R. Evaluator for the American Kennel Club (AKC), #731. Mixed breed and purebred dogs who pass the ten station evaluation are eligible to receive an impressive certificate from the AKC certifying your dog is a good citizen. To learn more, see AKC's Description of the CGC evaluation.
Michael's dogs Simone and Willow are registered Therapy Dogs with Therapy Dog International, Inc. (TDIŽ).
TDI is a volunteer organization dedicated to regulating testing and registration of therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers for the purpose of visiting nursing homes, hospitals, other institutions and wherever else therapy dogs are needed.