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 two 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 seventeen + years. In our free time my
wife and I enjoy giving sled dog demos at schools and libraries. As AKC Publie
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!
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.
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
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
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 evergreens.
Please visit us and enjoy
our dog walking trail!