What are the Benefits of Dog Ownership to Your Mental Health?
Dogs provide many benefits to our mental health. They are referred to as “Man’s Best Friend” for a reason! They provide us with companionship, discipline, and love. If you’re considering getting a dog, be sure to research the different breeds and find one that is right for you.
25th October 2022
The Benefits of Sending Your Dog for Residential Training
If you’re at your wit’s end with your dog, it might be time to send him or her off for residential training. This is where dog trainers take your pet and work intensively with them for three weeks, although sometimes a longer duration may be recommended in extreme cases.
18th October 2022
Reactive Dog – Managing Behaviour – A Client’s Story
The majority of enquiries we receive at Vislor are requests for help with dog reactivity issues. Invariably owners have already explored various training options; online training, some technique they read about, other trainers etc. Unfortunately, all too often there is little to no progress.
10th November 2021
How to Stop Your Dog Pulling on Lead
Do you struggle to walk your dog, does it pull on the lead, take no notice of you, react to cars, people, and other dogs? Don’t panic, as most of these behaviours can be corrected, you just need to know how. Having your dog walk nicely on lead is a cornerstone of good dog training.
11th October 2021
Dog Recall and the ‘Following State of Mind’
I always ask my clients “Does your dog come back when you call him?” The most common answer is “Yes, except when there is a distraction“. There are always distractions: The Importance of a Reliable & Consistent Dog Recall. Put quite simply, if your dog does not recall all of the time, then you don’t […]
3rd November 2020
Dog Socialisation – What Are We Trying To Achieve ?
We are all led to believe that dog socialisation is very important. But take a moment to think about these questions: Every time we share the above quote on our Vislor Dog Training facebook page, we have a flurry of comments & shares. For many people, the penny drops! They begin to realise that perhaps […]
21st July 2020