UCDcrush - Request Your Help
I see you're in my area (I'm in Roseville) & request assistance in finding a GOOD trainer. Emphasize that - GOOD.
We've tried 2 with our Rescue & 'dissatisfied' with both. (Actually, I wanted to belt the 2nd one, but DH wouldn't let me...) A Victoria Stilwell-trained individual (she's in the Bay Area) suggested 4Paws University; but they have only 1 trainer & she's too busy.
We need to get thru the Basics & address some behavioral issues (jumping, mouthing & cats-as-chew-toys). Once the basics are covered, then we'd like to get into either AKC Obedience (I did that years ago with an Irish Setter) &/or agility.
Ziva is almost 2 (we think) - 85 lbs & tall. I don't want to say that $$ is not an option, for we've already blown over $2500 & got a bigger mess. But we need to get with someone ASAP. I don't have the luxury to go beyond the books I've already read - I'm wasting precious training time because I've actually put down my Dean Koontz books to become a K9 Book Nerd.
Any suggestions? Any help would be greatly appreciated!