The most important element is to have trust and confidence in your trainer. If you aren't sure, if something doesn't seem quite right, or if the trainer does not seem like a good fit for you and your lifestyle than you must move on and find someone else. Skills and ability do not matter if you don't like the person you are hiring to teach you, train your dog and work in and around your home and family. If trust and confidence are not there, you will second guess advice, search out information and practice techniques viewed on the internet or TV, and you and your dog will suffer.
My promise to you is that I will be honest and dedicated to you and your dog, regardless. So when we meet, you will have the opportunity to determine for yourself if I am the right trainer for you before any commitments are made. I want you to be happy and know you have my best effort and I have your best interests as my top priority with your pet.