I would suggest that if you ever think you might like to hire a personal trainer, instead rescue a dog! Didi is our first American Stafford Terrier (aka Pittie) we had always worked with and rescued Akitas. I thought maybe an AmStaff might be a bit less active...Well, I was wrong. Yes, I shoulda' thought "terrier"...but my wife thought she was "adorable". She is my velcro pup!Good to see & read that you have a training partner.