Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California's Central Coast
I think you should first observe some group classes in your area, see if any are a good fit for you. It might be helpful to go to a group session now.
When you dog is about 9-10 months sometimes the perfect puppy turns into a terrible teen and at that point you'd want to step up training and if you start observing trainers now when you are not stressed, you'll know who to consult when the time comes.