Remember the recent poster who said a Hall of Fame trainer was abusive by watching his training dvd ?
I remember a neighbor watching me train with a heeling stick (and I didn't even use it) saying "Oh, I can't bear to watch".
I think talking to previous trained dog owners is a good way to select a trainer. Recently all my dogs have come from referrals.
However, due to my slow recovery from back surgery I don't have any client dogs now and I am not seeking any until next year. I am however focusing on Rowdy.