First I want to say thank you for allowing me to join this forum. I am the proud owner of a 11 week old Akita male and I want to have him professionally trained. I have heard a few do’s and dont’s regarding training and I want to make sure I get the correct advice. I guess one of the main questions I have is to have him trained away from my home by a professional. I heard that when the dog returns they don’t listen nearly as well to the owner as they did with the trainer... I just want to make the right choice for the pup and myself... also looking for recommendations for a trainer in the Millstone, NJ area. Thank you in advance for your responses and time.