Posted by Lester on 3/30/2011, 11:47 pm, in reply to "Lester"
there should be a variety of trainers in both of those areas. Do a web search on keywords and phrases like "personal protection", "working dog trainer", "working dog club",etc... you also might find search results from searching on specific k9 sports i.e. PSA, French Ring, Schutzhund, Mondio, etc... whatever results you find, hopefully you'll at least be able to find a small number of clubs and/or trainers in your area (or within a hour's drive or so)... that would be your start, then visit the training clubs or trainers you find, then hopefully you'll meet more people who are into working dogs, and they'll be able to give you more word-of-mouth training information for your area, and just build your network for your area that way. Just be motivated and show an enthusiastic attitude,and eventually someone will respond with helpful information. That's how I got started when I got into training. Good luck to you|