Disappointed second time around
Ten years ago we took our newly adopted puppy for beginner and intermediate classes taught by the owner, Mark. It was a great experience, so we recently returned with a newly adopted dog and it was disappointing.
While signing up for the class with Mark on the phone I was asked my specific reasons for wanting to attend. He took all my information and I gave him specific instances of her behavior and told him we mainly needed to address the barking as she was newly adopted from a rescue group.
After a few sessions I asked the trainer at the end of class if she could give me some pointers as our dog was "talking" all through class. She told me that I should pay for private classes and she could not do anything for me in a group setting and that I should go as her new class was starting. I left and never went back.
I should have been told during the sign up process that private classes were needed to address our issue. I wasted time and money for nothing.