My name is Ron Leight. I am
the Obedience Instructor at Leighthouse Kennels. I have
over 20 + years of experience in
showing and handling dogs. We have owned Siberian
Huskies for over twenty 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, Canadian and American championships,
Canine Good Citizen and certified Therapy Dog
titles. I have shown in NY, NJ, OH, PA, VT
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+ 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 and Tonawanda
Valley Kennel Club. 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 20+ 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 are 4-H Dog Club leaders and are proud of
the tremendous success of the kids that we teach
in this program!
University- Solving Canine Behavioral Problems.
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,
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",
Ian Dunbar's New Concepts for the Treatment of
Dog Aggression Biting and Fighting, April
2014, Chittenango, NY
Impulse Control and Problem Behavior in Dogs with
Kent McCort, April 2016
Dog (Growl Class) Workshop, Dr. Ian Dunbar,
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!
Our outdoor fair weather area is
protected by a 72' x 56' 6' stockade fence
and surrounded by plenty of shade trees and
Please visit us and enjoy our dog