My name is Ron Leight. I am the Obedience Instructor at Leighthouse Kennels. I have over 30 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 this program!

We and 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 reinforcement training, which all led to a successful role for him in this major movie production.

Professional Seminars Attended:

Cornell University- Solving Canine Behavioral Problems. Spring 1995.

The Effects of Mild Stress on the Developing Puppy, Jean D. Petersen. Summer 97.

Games with a Purpose, Janice DeMello, Spring 1998.

PR (Positive Reinforcement) for Dogs, Patty Ruzzo, Fall 2000.

Off Lead Animal Behavior Seminar, Hershey, PA, with Gary Wilkes. Fall 2004.

Myrna Milani, DVM:"Better Than Best Friends: Using the bond to improve your dog's behavior". May 19, 2005 

Ed Bailey, Canine Behavior Seminar, hosted by WNY Federation of Dog Clubs, March 2008

APDT Webinar "Separation Anxiety in Dogs", March 2012

Dr. Ian Dunbar's New Concepts for the Treatment of Dog Aggression – Biting and Fighting, April 2014, Chittenango, NY

Arousal, Impulse Control and Problem Behavior in Dogs with Kent McCort, April 2016

Reactive Dog (Growl Class) Workshop, Dr. Ian Dunbar, December 2017

Understanding LIMA, APDT , June 2021

Leighthouse Kennels is situated on five beautiful wooded acres in  historic Albion, New York.    Conveniently located between Rochester and Buffalo NY. 

Our 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!

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Our outdoor fair weather area is protected by a 72' x 56'  6' stockade fence and surrounded by plenty of shade trees and evergreens.

Please visit us and enjoy our dog walking trail!