Many owners that struggle with training their dogs have this question pass their mind every now and again: "Would it be a good idea to hire a professional dog trainer to help me solve my Border Collies obedience problems?"
Well the answer to that question depends on case by case basis. However for the most part I would recommend training your dog on your own using the tips and advice provided here. This way you will learn more about dog training and will be able to solve any future problems on your own without relying on a dog trainer again.
I'll try to be as objective as I can and give both the benefits of hiring a trainer and going to classes as well as the disadvantages so you get a full picture before you spend your hard earned money on something you might not really need.
Dog trainers know what to do - If you are completely clueless about dog training and refuse to read the training section of this site then having someone who knows what to do by your side would really help you train your dog.
In conclusion, I highly recommend that you at least try to solve the obedience problems on your own. Even if you have a hard time at first, you will get a hang of it as you go. It will allow you to bond with your Border Collie and build the trust and relationship that every owner should have with their dog.
If however you feel threatened, as in your dog is capable of biting you and shows signs of aggression, then by all means hire a professional. There is no shame in asking for someone for help. An owner that doesn't know how to properly deal with an aggressive dog will probably only make things worse and not better.
If you want to learn how to cure even some of the worst Border Collie behavior problems and the exact things you need for a happy, healthy and obedient dog, check out the Border Collie Owners Guide.