10-21-2012, 10:51 PM
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For basic obedience, I definitely think you can do it on your own. If he is reactive (excited to the point of frustration/can't pay attention) group classes probably aren't the answer. FWIW, I took a reactive dog to group classes at one point, and it was a horrible experience. It really depends how excited he gets. Will he pay attention with REALLY tasty treats (chicken, steak, etc.)? You may also be able to try it out and get your money back if it doesn't work out on the first class; it depends where you are going for classes.
ETA: tab289 and kikopup on YouTube have really great videos.