This is an old thread, but to clarify......BTW: The only "reputable," "professional" trainer I would recommend is Harvard's K9 in Phenix City/Crawford area.
I just reread my post and realized it was slightly argumentative. Sorry about that. It wasn't meant that way. I truly was happy with them. They were so attached to my Zappa he was in their 2003 Christmas photo.This is an old thread, but to clarify......
I used quotes for a reason. There are certainly other trainers in the area. I have referred several people interested in protection work to one person in particular.
But Harvards is the one facility that I feel very comfortable recommending to a wide variety of people.