I'm not shipping my dogs anywhere.
The lady I intend on seeing is a dog trainer and behaviorist and is going to come to us one time and help us learn why the dogs are doing what they're doing, as well as how to deal with unwanted behavior (aggression/barking). When I spoke to her she told me she uses an approach that is a little more hands-off and puts the dogs behavior on them and sort of makes them responsible for behaving properly. Based on previous training experiences and readings about that technique, I assume she means (for example) rather than telling your dog to sit and then rewarding, she waits for the dog to sit and then rewards, so your dog has to think and make the decision rather than you constantly telling them what to do.
It costs $350 for both dogs. She said the appt should take about 2 hours. My fiance thinks it's exorbitant, but I think if she can help us it's worth it. From reading her resume, her most recent position as a dog behaviorist indicates she's helped in the treatment of over 500 dogs, 70% of which were aggression-related.