Bella is driving me absolutely crazy. She desperately needs formal obedience training, and I have no idea where to go. She was in an obedience class for 4 weeks when she was 6-7 months old, but we had to take her out because she had surgery on her paws. I was also terribly embarassed by her behavior in class and my inability to control her. The class was a traditional choke chain class focused more on corrections than praise. I didn't like it at all, and it's supposed to be "the best in town." But anyway....does anyone have any experience with good trainers in Illinois? I'd prefer positive reinforcement methods only, but right now I'll really consider anything. I'd like to do some private training before putting her back in a class.