"We always encourage people to train their own dogs. It is a fun experience to have with your dog. However, there are a lot of benefits to having your dog professionally trained and then being instructed on how to handle the dog using the professional trainer's methods," said Smith. "We understand that training your own dog is actually an expensive and time consuming project. To effectively train a good bird dog you need the right location, birds, equipment, and, most of all, time."