Maggie Lancaster, PA 10/2/2009 4:16:54 AM Great Article! However... If you want to show your dog (or try agility, rally, or obed) Start with an Experienced instructor who has proven success in that area. Not a cookie cutter trainer at the local supply store. There are ways to train and certain things to do if you plan to compete in shows/trials with your dogs that the pet trainers don't understand.