If you want to learn something new...
If you want to take your learning to a higher level...
If you want to do anything, you need a mentor.
This is my philosophy.
On the other hand, don't let the teacher limit your potential to excel.
Push the envelope and test out many theories.
Look for the learning experiences from every person's opinion.
I am heading to my first national dog centered conference. So far, many of the people I have interacted with leading up to the conference have left a sour taste in my mouth. But I am keeping an open mind and learning all I can.
When embarking on a new dog training experience, the more information the better.
Enjoy the experience!