No choosing a pro for me, thanks. I choose to take the time to train my own and am very happy with each and every one of my dogs. Nobody to blame but myself that way and no need to slander, defame or just generally flame a pro on a duck hunting forum. If I were to evaluate a pro, I would need many references both good AND bad. I would also go and observe training methods and have them run dogs of various levels. Last, but not least, I would be visiting my dog and observing progress. If no visible progress, pull em.