My name is Ron Leight.
I am the Obedience Instructor at Leighthouse Kennels.
years of experience in showing and handling dogs. We
have owned Siberian Huskies for over twenty five
years. I am active in the Seneca Siberian Husky Club,
having held the positions of show chair and president
. We have put several awards and titles on our dogs.
They include the Companion Dog obedience title,
Beginner Novice obedience title, the Rally Novice
title, UKC, Canadian and American championships,
Canine Good Citizen, Trick Dog and certified Therapy
Dog titles(TDI & TDIA). I have shown across the
Northeast in NY, NJ, OH, PA, VT, VA and in
Canada . I have handled in the Rare Breed ring,
winning multiple Best in Shows. I have taught one on
one obedience classes for the past twenty five+
years (references available). I was certified through
( ABTA ) Animal Behavior and Training Association as a
Basic Obedience Trainer and conducted obedience
classes at three Petco stores in the Rochester area
for four years. In 2001 I was certified for Puppy
Kindergarten classes and for private training classes,
I am also a Certified Pet Care Technician with the
American Boarding Kennels Association. In 2002 I was
certified as a CGC evaluator by the AKC. I am also a
member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers
, the Siberian Husky Club of the Niagara Frontier, the
Siberian Husky Club of America. I have volunteered at
various dog events as a FFA judge,race spotter, ring
steward , obedience match judge and 4-H judge. I also
have been employed full time at Kodak/Carestream for
30+ years. In our free time my wife and I enjoy giving
sled dog demos at schools and libraries. As AKC
Public Education coordinators , we have presented the
AKC "Safety Around Dogs" program , also at schools and
libraries. My wife has volunteered with our Therapy
Dog at our local library, where we set up a
month long "Tail Waggin Tutors" program in 2012. We also
were 4-H Dog Club leaders for years. We are proud of
the tremendous success of the kids that we taught in
our dog Cosmo have also had the honor of being hired
for the movie “A Wonderful
Way With Dragons”, filmed in the spring of
2023. Seeing our dog perform
off lead, in the wilderness, was quite an
experience, but we are proud of his
solid recalls, stable temperament, and positive
which all led to a successful role for him in this
major movie production.
University- Solving Canine Behavioral Problems. Spring
Effects of Mild Stress on the Developing Puppy, Jean
D. Petersen. Summer 97.
with a Purpose, Janice DeMello, Spring 1998.
(Positive Reinforcement) for Dogs, Patty Ruzzo, Fall
Lead Animal Behavior Seminar, Hershey, PA, with Gary
Wilkes. Fall 2004.
Milani, DVM:"Better Than Best Friends: Using the bond
to improve your dog's behavior". May 19, 2005
Bailey, Canine Behavior Seminar, hosted by WNY
Federation of Dog Clubs, March 2008
Webinar "Separation Anxiety in Dogs", March 2012
– Biting and
Dogs with Kent
Dog (Growl Class) Workshop, Dr. Ian Dunbar, December
LIMA, APDT , June 2021
Kennels is situated on five
beautiful wooded acres in historic Albion, New
York. Conveniently located between
Rochester and Buffalo NY.
Training facilities consist of an indoor and outdoor
training area. Our indoor facility is heated for year
round training . We also have rentable outdoor 6 foor
fenced private play areas at a rate of $3/half
hour. Size varies from 1/2 acre to 1 acre. Great
for your off lead work or to just give your dog a good
run! Plenty of shade trees keep things cool!
outdoor fair weather area is protected by a 72' x
56' 6' stockade fence and surrounded by plenty of
shade trees and evergreens.
visit us and enjoy our dog walking trail!