I live in south Louisiana, where resources are somewhat limited. There is one APDT trainer in the state, and four CPDT trainers (one has both, so a total of 4 trainers). The dual certified trainer is advertising classes about an hour from where I live.

On the local side, we have a training school in town that is reward based, and has members that compete in both agility and obedience classes.

Is it worth the drive to get the most certified trainer in the state? I haven't started classes with anyone yet, so I'm in no way obligated to one or the other.

There's a free puppy play group on Saturday, so Thistle and I will go meet the APDT/CPDT trainer.

I'm just wondering which trainer others would choose...