Why dont u train ur dog by urself...its so satisfactory to do teach ur pet a trick of ur choice...I am doing it by myself & believe me its me who is more happy once my pup learns a trick. And most importantly training sessions are like bonding time..its like spending quality time with the pup. I personally hate the idea that I will have to leave my pup with somebody while training is going on...so I dropped the idea of a trainer & started to train him all by myself. I have collected many articles on dog training..if u want them I can mail u...I followed them & now my 5 mnth old pup knows more than 15 commands!! and of course u can come up with new commands also, which is not possible if a trainer is training the pup.