Why travel 45 miles to a puppy class? Aren't' there any closer?
I did all my training with Lucky at Petsmart. Our trainer was the regional supervisor she was very good - and they give you a folder with all the homework assignments so even if the trainer is not great you can still keep up. Not ALL their trainers are great though - I thought I'd do a refresher course with Lucky at the new store that opened nearer to my house ... That was a different story. But they gave me my money back so it was okay.
I'm sure the club is great but if you just want something structured to get started I know several Cavalier owners who have done the Petsmart training.
(a.k.a. Lucky's & Sparky's mom!)