Welcome to Northern Sky Obedience Academy Inc.
G. Ann Amick, CPT is a professionally trained and certified dog trainer, and canine behavior modification consultant. She has been involved with dogs for over forty years and is the founder of Northern Sky Obedience Academy. G.Ann has perfected her dog training skills through years of personal experience and studying canine evolution,behavior and learning theory. She attends several seminars and workshops a year to keep her training skills up to date. G.Ann studies and explores new training applications under the guidance of several of the world's top professional dog trainers. She is a graduate of the Ohio State Board of Education approved, National K-9 Learning Center's Master Trainer Program.
Ms. Amick developed Northern Michigan's first Train the Trainer Apprenctice Program in 2004. She created and designed her apprentice program to give those interested in becoming professional dog trainers a solid foundation to persue their dreams. She has been a mentor for The Animal Behavior College since 2005. Northern Sky Obedience Academy's Psychiatric Service Dog program was developed by Ms. Amick in 2010. Her professional career reached an all time high when a New York based talent agency requested she provide a trained dog for a motion picture being filmed in the Detroit Metro area.
G.Ann is a member of the board of directors for the Charlevoix Area Humane Society. She has active memberships within several top professional dog trainer organizations including; The International Association of Canine Professionals, The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, The Association of Pet Dog Trainers, The National K-9 Dog Trainers Association and The Pyschiatric Service Dog Society.
Ms. Amick is consistently recommended by veternarians, groomers, boarding kennels, pet stores, dog walkers, pet sitters, shelters, rescue groups, dog trainers from across the USA and thousands of satisfied clients. She is knowledgable in variety of training methods, including, but not limited to; Clicker Training, Behavioral Adjustment Training,The Micheal Ellis Training System, Obedience without Conflict, Classic and Operant Conditioning,Training with Drive, Constructional Aggression Treatment and Kayce Cover's cutting edge Perception Modification.
G. Ann is professsionally trained and certified in the following areas; Canine First Aid, Basic and Advanced Obedience, Off Leash Training, Puppy Development, Breed Identification, Utility Training, Soft Mouth Retreival, Tracking, Personal Protection, Behavior Modification and Scent Detection.
Ms. Amick knows dog training is a special step by step process and not one to be completed using dominance,force, intimidation tactics or abusive techniques. She believes training is built on understanding and respect for the dog.
International Association of Canine Professionals canineprofessionals.com
Association of Pet Dog Trainers apdt.com
National K9 Dog Trainers Association nk9dta.com