I don't believe in sending dogs away for training, except perhaps in cases where there is a SERIOUS issue or cases where the handler is physically unable to control the dog. And in those cases, there better be some good followup coaching or the dog will revert right back to old behaviors.
I've had groom clients who shipped dogs off for training, spending thousands of dollars. The dog was usually good for the first week or so after coming home. But without work, the dogs all reverted back to their original behaviors, and in some cases after a few months you couldn't tell they had ever gone away for training.
Training is all about the relationship, far more than the behaviors!
--Regina and the GSDs:
UCDX von Sontausen Holy Grail (The BUNNY!) HGH, UD,RA,BN,GN, ASCA UD RAX High in Trial
PAM Monster Mike SchH2,UDX,OM1,TD,RE,VER
PAM FGDCh Ianna von Sontausen UDX,BH,TD,RE,PT (4.26.1998 - 2.11.2013)