It's really cool that you are looking to get into schutzhund. I hope you find it as rewarding as many on this board do. I would not go to a private trainer. One of the best ways to become a better trainer is watching others and see what is working/not working for them.
My first piece of advice is to ask questions and pay attention. Don't be afraid of being "dead weight". Find a way to contribute. Help put up blinds, get equipment ready, get helper water, etc... Just do what you can to contribute and people will be much more willing to help and teach you.
Check out my website dedicated to IPO/Schutzhund:
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