When seeking professional help for your dog training needs, make sure you do your research. It's always great if you know a friend who can highly recommend someone for you, but many of us are starting from scratch when trying to find help. My advice? Look for someone that has been professionally trained. Look for a trainer that has knowledge in positive reinforcement dog training, and has been certified as a companion dog trainer. Above all else, work with someone you feel comfortable with. In order to properly learn, both you and your dog must be comfortable and fairly relaxed during training. Find a trainer that enjoys what they do, that is happy to work with you, and excited to help you and your dog.