Some people do not think that getting a pet trainer is necessary. Some people do not think that pet training in general is needed. Those people would be wrong. When it comes to dogs, anyway. I would not bother trying to train your boa to tie itself into a full Windsor around your neck. I do hear rats are remarkably trainable, though… Anyway. Any dog owner should dedicate some small portion of their time to some level of training their dog. It does not have to be the jumping through hoops, through the tubes, over the bars kind of training that you see in agility contests and dog shows. No, the whole point of instilling some training into your dog is so that they have a clear understanding of who the master is. It is incredibly beneficial for the dog and human relationship for the dog to know that the human is the dominant dog of the pack, and therefore the actual dog should always be the subordinate one.
If you do not feel that you could be an effective pet trainer on your own, you always have the option of looking for an online pet trainer. This term can be applied to two different meanings. Firstly, you can find classes and courses that are taught fully online, where you can learn commands and techniques and confidence for some of the easier aspects of pooch pet training. Generally, in this type, you will pay per class (which is usually just a video online that payment grants you access to). Sometimes you are required to work your way through a specific syllabus, other times you can pick and choose the lessons that you want to work with your dog on. While there is no direct teacher interaction, a lot of the time they will have some sort of help line, either email or phone number, that you can contact with any unexpected problems in regards to the pet trainer process.
The other option is that you can find a directory list of any pet trainer in your area. This really is the way to go if you need some actual training time with your dog. If you do not have the expert there, and you yourself have no real experience in being a pet trainer, it really is recommended that you have a professional come in to show you the ropes, at least one time so you can see how it is done. Do not be ashamed when it is time to train your pet. Everyone needs it at some point.