I still maintain that the most comprehensive, affordable way to learn about dog training irrelevant of location is here:
The courses are very in-depth.. A lot of information... that adresses most needs... plus feedback on all your questions.
Some courses even have video analysis of your own dog training and feedback..
Find a course that suites your needs:
Once you understand some basics, its easier to objectively find a trainer that can work with your own established philosophy... i.e. you will be naturally drawn to people who share your point of view...
1)Basic Dog Obedience
2)Teaching Engagement Skills
This will give you an idea of what to look for a trainer...
Some people may have a problem with 1 style over the other... But the cumulation of experience from many dog trainers like the list below you cant go wrong...
Also its very affordable...
I strongly believe that basic training is about training the handler to train the dog and not the trainer teaching the dog...
Once you understand the basic concepts, you can formulate your own opinions on who to trust to train your dog...
Again Trainers always disagree with each other... So its always refreshing to see such a long list of succesfull trainers having a shared vision an co-operating, from each others experience.
Reputable instructors for leerburg online courses include: