Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: New York
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Best of luck with your puppy!
I like to go to obedience class. I do train for competition but that is not the reason I am there. I am there for socialization, basic obedience, behavior modification, and advice from my trainer. I am on Long Island, NY which for all intents and purposes is like NYC and I probably pay top dollar. I pay $175 for a six week period. I not only get a one hour a week class but I also get phone time, texting, videos, and email. My trainer is at the top of his game.
When I trained on my own in the past I found that my training was deficient. I didn't have enough distractions. Also, I was not exposed to new techniques in training. Obedience class is the way to go IMO. And I can always book a private if I want.