PLYMOUTH - "Happy Hounds Dog Day Care and Lodging", LLC, 673 South Main St., Plymouth, MI 48170, 734-459-DOGS, email@example.com - provides a safe, fun and stimulating social environment for your dog.
Walled Lake - “L’il Nell’s Pet Salon & Doggie Daycare,” 1320 South Commerce Street, 48390, 248-926-8841, www.lilnellspetsalon.com. Full service grooming, self-service dog wash and doggie daycare.
BRING FIDO! is a great source for dog activities and traveling with your dog listing dog friendly hotels. While on their site, please leave a review of our training services.
CANINE GOOD CITIZEN TESTING (CGC): Michael Burkey and Wendy Bemis are certified CGC evaluators for the American Kennel Club (AKC). They offer on-going CGC testing at the conclusion of the Canine Good Citizen classes which prepares students to take the CGC test for free. Non students may take the evaluation for only $15.00. Email to learn of the next test date. Earning a CGC Certificate can be helpful when obtaining home insurance as well as preparing your dog to become a therapy dog.
DO MORE WITH YOUR DOG!, trick titles: "Do More with Your Dog!" is the only sanctioning and organizing body for the sport of Dog Tricks utilizing positive training methods. It was developed by internationally known trick dog instructor, performer and author Kyra Sundance. Your dog too can learn new tricks and be titled as a trick dog. For more information, speak with Amy about future trick dog classes.
Portraits Life Photography LLC - Shelly Houchins of Northville, Michigan is a professional photographer specializing in children, school graduations and pet photography. In fact, she was the one Michael called upon to take beautiful pictures of his own dogs.
Jared Spade of Livonia, Michigan is a professional photographer who has taken pictures Michigan Dog Trainer's Circus Dogs and other events. He can be reached by email or at 734-787-9286.
Walled Lake - "Lil Nell's Pet Salon & Doggie Daycare, 1320 South Commerce Street, 48390, 248-926-8841, www.lilnellspetsalon.com . Full service grooming, self-service dog wash and doggie daycare.
Pet Poison Helpline, 800-213-6680:
A nation-wide, 24-hour service offered by the Pet Poison Control
Center. It is available to pet owners and veterinary professionals. A
fee of $35 is charged per case, with no extra charge for follow-up
City ordinances define a potentially dangerous, dangerous or vicious dog
and what the responsibilities entail for the owner of such a dog.
Additionally, some cities have enacted ordinances which contain breed
specific legislation (BSL), prohibiting or restricting the ownership of
a certain breed(s). The Association of Pet Dog Trainers has a position statement as to proposing a model dog law.
addition to Michael's Michigan dog training, a pet sitter can help your
dog be relaxed and exercised while you are at work or on vacation.
Check out the below companies (Michael's clients highly recommend them).
Daily Dog Walking & Pet Sitting since 1998, Insured, Bonded, and
Experienced. Comfy Creatures is owner/operated by an experienced
former Vet Technician. They serve the following Western Wayne County
Michigan cities: Canton, Plymouth and nearby areas. For more
information, see John and Roberta's website atwww.ComfyCreatures.com. Their contact information is 734-721-3767, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just Like Home Pet Sitting,
"the next best thing to home". Pet Sitting in Tim and Bobbie Smith's
Westland home. Dogs must be friendly with other dogs, as your dog will
have full run of their house. They offer a free dog visit to their
home prior to your anticipated travel date to help your dog adjust to a
new environment and your absence. Michael's dog Simone enjoys staying
with Tim and Bobbie.
Pet Watch Pet
Sitters, Kathy and Steve Cicotte in Canton area will visit your dog(s)
in your own home. Several of Michael's students have hired Kathy and
Steve and have given glorious reviews of their service. After visitng
your dog(s) and playing with them, they will leave a detailed letter of
how your dog did during your absence and what exactly they did with
your dog. They can be contacted at 734-422-5980 or toll free
Your Furry Godmother and
Sherry Mullins provide exceptional in-home pet care in Berkley,
Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township,
Clarkston, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Keego Harbor, Lathrup Village, Madison
Heights, Oak Park, Royal Oak, Southfield, Sylvan Lake, Troy, Waterford,
and West Bloomfield. They are bonded, insured, and are Red Cross Pet
First Aid certified. Contact Sherry at YourFurryGodMother@wideopenwest.com or call 248-376-3480.
For residential and commercial cleaning (carpet, upholstery, tile and grout) contact Doc & Ssons II at 734-425-4626, Monday – Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. Additionally, their 24 hour emergency contact number is 810-470-3173. They’ve been in business for 17 years and are a member of the Better Business Bureau. They “don’t cut corners, they clean them” and are highly recommended by the Michigan Dog Trainer. Read their Tips for Treating Pet Stains.
White Shepherd Genetics Research, Their goal is to educate and coordinate all owners, breeders and admirers worldwide of the White Shepherd, White German Shepherd Dog or Berger Blanc Suisse and to increase awareness of and improve upon the health, temperament and instincts of this marvelous breed.
Wolf Packs offers martingale style nylon limited slip collars that are attractive, comfortable for your dog to wear, affordable and prevents your dog from being able to slip out of his/her neck collar. Michael's dogs wear wolf pack collars.
Visit DogmaCatManToo.com for all your specialty pet products. They are an Ann Arbor specialty pet store "for discerning pets & the people who love them." They specialize in unique pet and human products and the store is operated by a veternarian, Dr. Alice Liberson.
The K9 Bike Jogger, attaches to your bike for no hands on leash riding with your dog. It doesn't allow your dog to pull ahead or behind you. Your dog trots safely next to your side. Unless you are a runner, the Walky Dog is the best way to exercise your dog which will help your dog release pent up energy, reduce behavioral problems, and make him/her a healthier and happier pet.
If your dog needs a muzzle, Michael highly recommends the ones sold by PetExpertise. They offer three sturdy basket muzzles (black plastic, white plastic and soft clear vinyl) for a low price. The clear vinyl dog muzzle doesn't look like a typical muzzle and the bottom part of it is "see through" which allows you to see your dog's facial expressions. The benefit of the black muzzle is that it is lighter in weight than the see through vinyl muzzle.
DOG WISE is an excellent source of dog training books and videos/dvds.
Karen Pryor'sCLICKERTRAINING.COM is an excellent source of clicker training books and products.
DOGS & PUPPIES - Next Day Pets - Provides a venue for a dog rescue and dog shelter to find quality homes for adult dogs and puppies with information for 150+ dog breeds and pet supplies. Our pet store features dog supplies ranging from dog beds, dog doors, dog crates, dog toys and more. Includes a dog & pet website directory, pet friendly hotels and dog names.
Therapy Dog Organizations
Therapy Dogs International, Inc. (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.
is a non-profit, charitable organization providing pet therapy to
hospitals, nursing homes and convalescent centers in the metro-Detroit
area. While dogs are the primary pets in Pet-A-Pet, cats and even
rabbits serve as four-legged therapists.
Car Repair - Michael highly recommends Eddie of the Sunoco Ford & Inkster Auto Center, 27410 Ford Road, Garden City, MI, 734-522-1830. Eddie and his two brothers are fast, trustworthy and offer great customer service at affordable rates. They also do towing and customer drop off and pick up.
CPA - Michael highly recommends Don of Donald Radabaugh Associates, PLLC for your personal and corporate income tax needs and financial planning. Contact Don and his assistant Lesa at Donald Radabaugh Associates, 6840 N. Haggerty Roiad, Canton, MI 48187, (734) 404-6329. They have made my life much more peaceful and worry free.
Lawn Maintenance - serving SE Michigan, Scott Destrampe of Green Side Up Lawn Care, 734-890-2384. I highly recommend Scott who is a Desert Storm Veteran and provides an awesome service. Very reliable and dependable at affordable rates.
Michigan Business Directory, Member Rock N Roll K9s: Are you interested in watching dogs explode on a Grand Prix agility course, race against each other in flyball, perform amazing pet tricks, and more? Rock N Roll K9s is a great group of people who love their dogs and showing them off at various dog events. Check out their website to learn when they'll be performing near your home town. If you're interested in having fun with your dog and performing with a performance team, consider applying to become a member of the Rock n Roll team. Many times they are looking for new members. They require your dog to have some basic obedience and agility training. So get a start on preparing your dog for show business and enroll in Michael's private dog training or group dog training classes.
Selecting the right dog breed tool. If you're wondering which dog breed would be right for you and your family, use Animal Planet's free breed selection tool.
Snow Removal- serving SE Michigan, Scott Destrampe of Green Side Up Lawn Care, 734-890-2384. I highly recommend Scott who is a Desert Storm Veteran and provides an awesome service. Very reliable and dependable at affordable rates.
Zaxnu- Located in Ypsilanti, Michigan - Zaxnu Enterprises has been providing the highest quality service to their customers locally since 1995. They have provided custom silk screening, heat press services and embroidery services for thousands of satisfied customers. They will turn your graphic ideas into customized apparel for your company, church group, athletic group or just for your own personal use. Their staff can handle any size job. Whether you are looking for a few pieces for your family get together or a thousand pieces for your corporate event, they have the equipment, expertise and knowledge to get your customized apparel completed within your projects time constraints. Tell Dawn, Michael referred you.