Dog Boot Camp Residential Training

We Train Your Dog For You

Our Dog Boot Camp Residential Training is a custom package where a dog can stay in our home or clean and comfortable kennels for a minimum of three weeks, whilst spending every day and as much time as is necessary with the Vislor Dog Training Team addressing general obedience needs such as:

  • Dog or Handler Aggression.
  • Coming back when called - recall.
  • Paying attention to you - attentiveness.
  • Unwanted behavior such as jumping up, biting, nipping, mouthing, barking.
  • Learning commands such as sit, stay, wait and walking nicely to heel on a loose lead.
  • Learning to be calm around children and in every day situations.
  • Your dog will also have plenty of exercise and interaction with our own dogs.

We only take one dog at a time. We do progress reports to keep you updated and reassured that your pet is safe and well. We do video clips and publish them on our social media sites.

How Residential Dog Training Works

Minimum stay is three weeks, with one week fee payable upon booking and the balance upon commencement of the stay. You can meet Trav for a chat prior to booking residential dog training so that you can be confident in leaving your pet with us and for us to assess the suitability of your dog for this type of training.

Handover Session

An inclusive hand over session will be carried out when the residential dog training is complete. It is beneficial to do the handover at your home so that you can assess your dog’s progress within its own environment (travel expenses to and from your home will apply). We will demonstrate what has been achieved, accompany you on a dog walk and teach you how to keep on top of what your dog has learned.

It may be possible for you to visit us at the Vislor Training Center during the 3rd week of training. You will be able to see first-hand what has been achieved so far and provides an opportunity to identify any areas of the training that we may need to concentrate on.

To advance the training even further you can book additional top up lessons or future residential stays; perhaps when you next go on holiday rather than your pet being stuck in boarding kennels.

£ 460


VISLOR are highly recommended

Our Residential Dog Training Programme is an extremely successful and effective training option .

We have many happy customers - read our independent highly rated reviews on GOOGLE and FACEBOOK

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Dog Boot Camp Residential Training Reviews

Lisa Walsh & Lexi (Border Collie) & Harley (GSD)

Positive: professionalism, value

Lexi & Harley during residential dog training

We put our white German Shepherd and Border Collie (both a year old) in with Tom and Sharne for the residential training. Our reason for this is they were both really reactive (one to other dogs and one to cars/traffic) and pulling so much on the lead. It got to a stage where we would not enjoy taking them out of the house and had to avoid other dogs. We tried various reward-based trainers and behaviourists but there was no change.

Tom and Sharne gave us regular updates throughout the 3 weeks and we felt reassured they were in safe hands. We had our handover last Saturday when the 3 weeks was finished and could not believe the difference in both dogs. Walking on the lead was a doddle. They gave us easy to follow commands and advice to continue training them/correct their behaviour.

Fast forward one week and both dogs are only reacting to cars/dogs 1 out of 10 times (and are easily corrected out of this behaviour if they do react) and we can even walk both dogs at the same time (one each side) - something we have never been able to do before. Walking and taking them out is now something to look forward to, not something to avoid.

I can’t recommend Tom/Sharne and Vislor enough.

Sarah Hancock & Marley (Labradoodle)

Positive: professionalism, quality, responsiveness, value, reliability

Sarah Hancock & Marley the Labradoodle Vislor Dog Triaining Salisbury

If you are on this website, reading these reviews, then you know what it’s like to have a reactive dog and are probably at your wits end. We rescued Marley, our labradoodle a year ago, having not been given his full background we quickly found out he was very reactive to dogs, people, moving vehicles. We got a basic trainer, but that soon proved that Marley needed more and this is where Vislor quite literally turned our lives around. I had done extensive research in residential training, but none quite had what I was looking for. I then found Vislor, their videos of them training other reactive dogs, who behaved just like Marley, straight away made me feel like I had found the right place. I contacted Lorraine, who promptly got in touch and provided me with all the info. Within weeks Marley was off to stay with Craig, his wife and their family.

The moment we met Craig, we knew he would be so good for Marley. Even though I was handing over my fur baby, yes I did cry, he was very reassuring and I knew he would be well looked after. We were sent messages to keep us updated and it is not an exaggeration to say that by the first video of Marley with other dogs, I was blown away by the progress he had made! We looked forward to all the following videos and it was so exciting to see the transformation in Marley.

The handover was so good, Craig will not rush you and will stay as long as you need until you feel confident. Craig was also really good at explaining all the things that were in place for Marley, answering any questions. Marley has a been home with us for three weeks now. We can walk Marley anywhere we like, anytime. I no longer have to turn and hide from other dogs. Marley is a new dog, a pleasure to walk. He walks beautifully by my side, no pulling. We can go past people, children and vehicles no problem. Marley will always be aware of other dogs, but we know now he is anxious, the difference being Craig has made it possible for Marley to relax and know that we are in control, this making the walks enjoyable- something I never thought would happen!! We still chat with Craig and we know that he and the Vislor team will be there for us at anytime.

I cannot recommend these guys enough and will happily send Marley back to Craig, not only for top up training but because I know how much Marley has enjoyed his time with Craig and the family.

Thank you 🙏 😁

Jo & Archie (GSD)

Jo & Archie GSD

It’s not an exaggeration to say we were desperate for help when we turned to Vislor. We had an 11 month old German Shepherd who was jumping up, mouthing us, walking him was becoming impossible and dangerous he pulled so much and was very reactive to other dogs. He hit life at 1000mph all day long and was experimenting with and indeed pushing every boundary. He spent just over 3 weeks with Craig and his family and the dog Craig returned to us was honestly non recognisable. Archie walks now beautifully on a loose lead, he’s not reactive to other dogs , he’s been calm in the house and finally understands 2 essential commands .... no and down (lie down). Just these 2 words have given us back control of a head strong, full of life, young GSD who is now asleep on the kitchen floor in front of me, definitely a calmer and happier dog and a calmer and happier owner.

Thank you Craig and Vislor you really are amazing - thank you from Archie to.

** PS **

To be honest I couldn’t properly articulate in writing just how amazed and grateful we are. It’s too incredible to believe. Archie has never sat on his mat in the kitchen without a chew used for bribery and once he’s eaten it he’s up and off again. We brought him into the kitchen and he was calm and took himself to his mat and just played with a teddy ( not destroyed it in a frenzy) and fell asleep. I wanted to check he pulse to make sure he was still alive. Mind blowing. I can’t express how grateful we are. I understand he may push boundaries again but we now have the training to use the tools and advice given. I’m excited about the future now with Archie.

Brad James (GSD)

German Shepherd Vislor Dog Boot Camp

After months of wasted time with other trainers we finally found Vislor- thankfully! Our German shepherd dog had overtime become highly reactive, extremely vocal and difficult. We decided, with a heavy heart we would be best to send him for the residential training. We met with Mo and had a good conversation about the training he would receive, we left with a clear understanding about the training and our minds were put at ease knowing that he would be well looked after By Mo! Our dog went to Mo for full residential training for three weeks. Mo kept us updated regularly with messages, calls and videos. At week 2 we observed our dog in training and participated in some training with Mo and our dog. Week 3 was handover, upon handover we had a good debrief from Mo and again did some further training.

From the regular updates we were able to see, even as soon as day 2/3 the improvements that were being achieved from the training, by week 3 the contrast in behaviour had improved even further. Mo has been incredible, he has provided us with continued support with the training since completing the residential. Mos continued help, clear directions and easy to understand explanations have provided us with great foundations to continue with our dogs training. We are now able to take him out for walks with a much greater confidence and whilst we still have a long way to go we are making progress which is a miracle in itself.

We wasted valuable time with other training companies and not one of them had the knowledge and understanding that Mo and Vislor have.

As I am sure you can gather, we highly highly recommend Vislor for training. Mo - you are amazing and we cannot thank you enough for the training, support, confidence and encouragement you give us!!

We are looking at continuing 1-1 sessions regularly and have already booked a further residential stay for further training with Mo.

Scott Parks & Diego (Doberman)

Positive: quality

Scott Parks & Diego (Doberman) - 3 weeks obedience training
Mo at Vislor dog training had my doberman Diego for a 3 obedience week corse, I am over the moon with the progress he is now walking really well and listening to commands. The whole team at Vislor are professional and enjoy what they do. I carnt wait to see the results when he completes his full corse soon!

Kieran Byrne & Max (GSD)

Positive: professionalism, quality, responsiveness, value, reliability

Kieran Byrne & Max German Shepherd Dog Boot Camp training

After looking for a dog training service in our area we found Vislor dog training with brilliant reviews. On approaching Vislor we were referred to Tom and Sharne with our 6 month old GSD. We are pleased we were!

Our GSD Max had anxiety issues and reactivity problems with other dogs and animals along with lead pulling. We had a very good handover when the day came for Max to go on his residential and a very good informative chat with Tom and Sharne with regards to the training Max will receive and how it will be done.

We were updated throughout his stay with his progress and his general wellbeing and Max settled in very well and was made to feel at home by Tom and Sharne.

We are extremely pleased with the progress that max has made, he now walks perfectly on lead and is not reactive at all to other dogs/animals. He seems more confident in general and very willing to learn and please, a total change in how he was before.

We are really pleased with his progress all round with Max and would recommend without hesitation Vislor dog training and in particular Tom and Sharne, an excellent result in Max and now up to us as owners to keep it going and further his training to see how he can progress. 10/10 all round!

Jay & Maximus

Positive: professionalism, quality, responsiveness, value, reliability

Jay during dog boot camp training

We initially enquired about vislors residential dog training as we were having a very difficult time walking our dog Maximus. He was very nervous and reactive towards people and dogs when walking on lead, pulling and barking at them. We we ended up taking him on walks in the middle of the night just to avoid seeing anyone! We had our initial meeting with Mo and Tom both of whom were very knowledgable and understanding towards the issues that we were having. Mo recommended that we proceeded with a 3 week residential stay with Tom. Tom got in contact with us promptly and was very positive that a big difference could be made. When dropping Max off for his residential stay I was understandably anxious. Tom and his partner Sharne were very patient and understanding - they explained everything to me, ensured me that Sharne would give Max lots of love and that they would keep me updated with pictures, videos and messages. I felt very relieved and knew he was in good hands!

During Max’s residential stay the communication was fantastic! Tom would frequently update me as to how Max was getting on, send me pictures of him relaxing after a days training and send professional training videos - my partner and I were very impressed. The handover was very informative. Tom went through all of the training thoroughly and gave us the knowledge and confidence to continue this training at home. Max has been back home less than a week and the change is extraordinary. We are now able to take him on a mid day walk past people and other dogs with no reaction. We are amazed with what Tom has been able to achieve in these 3 weeks. Tom has let us know that we can always contact him if we are having any issues and has kept supporting and communicating with us post handover. We could not recommend Tom and Vislor dog training enough. We are now having an enjoyable time walking Max and he seems like a happier dog too!

Thank you so much Tom!

Al Leeming & Pansy

Positive: professionalism, quality, responsiveness, value, reliability

Al Leeming & Pansy dog boot camp handover

Ashley performed wonders with our dog. We were struggling with her training due to her stubborn, bullheadedness. Ashley was able to break through this and set her training on track. We were amazed with what he achieved.

"Hi Lorraine. Yes, couldn't be happier. Hand over was brilliant and the results Ash has achieved are just outstanding! We're so happy!"

Clare Grice & Polly

Positive: professionalism, punctuality, responsiveness, value, reliability

Polly rescue dog 3 week residential dog training
Polly, our rescue dog from Greece, is just back from a 3 week training residential with Mo. We think Polly is around 2 years old; she clearly had never been walked on a lead before, and probably never wore a collar. So going on walks with her was hard work as she pulled so much (my shoulder was agony!) and would lurch at anything moving! But Mo has worked his magic, and my walk with Polly this evening was brilliant as she walked by my side for 5 miles with no pulling whatsoever! My arms loved that! I can’t believe what Mo has achieved in such a short space of time. He is fantastic, and I have so much respect for him. Polly clearly loves him! I am really looking forward to Polly continuing her training with Mo. Thanks Mo and Vislor Dog Training!

Debbie Taylor & Oscar (Cockapoo)

Positive: professionalism, quality, responsiveness, value, reliability

Oscar Cockapoo residential dog training
Oscar our 2 year old Cockapoo has just completed a 3 week residential training with Tom. We had a very in depth handover and training session to enable us to transfer the skills over for bringing Oscar home. Oscar has been home only a matter of days and we can already see a massive change. Oscar’s attentiveness is incredible compared to how it was before. We would highly recommend Tom and Vislor Dog Training.

Sarah & Milo (GSD)

Positive: professionalism, quality

Sarah & Milo after completing Vislor Dog Boot Camp
Our GSD Milo went to Tom for a residential stay for 3 weeks. I couldn’t believe the change in his behaviour when he came home. It was so difficult to walk Milo because he would pull on the lead and chase everything that moved. Tom worked so hard with him and he’s come home a much calmer dog who is a pleasure to walk. Thank you Tom! Sarah

Joanne & Finlay

Positive: professionalism, quality, responsiveness, value, reliability

We first met Trav who assessed our dog Finlay and recommended that we use Tom who was happy to take him on a three week residential basis. Finlay was highly reactive, lunged at cars, tractors basically all moving vehicles. We didn’t know what to do with him or how to help him change his behaviour. Tom was great, he gave us regular updates on how he had settled in, and his progress. We couldn’t be happier, even though we know this is the beginning of our journey to a better relationship with our dog, Tom was very clear about instructing us how to get the most out of the training, what we needed to do etc. Tom has also assured us he’s on hand if we run into problems in the future. It was obvious to us that as well as training our dog Tom had struck up a great bond with Finlay and had his total attention. Thanks Tom and Vislor, we couldn’t have hoped for better from this experience.

Helen & Buddy (GSD)

Helen with her German Shepherd dog Buddy

After trying a number of other trainers we decided to get in touch with Vislor after reading all the positive reviews. Our 18 month old male GSD was very boisterous, noisey when excited & could not walk on a lead without pulling.We met up with Travis & Mo & decided the 3 week residential would be beneficial. We were very apprehensive about sending him away but are so glad that we did! Mo kept us informed of his progress with videos, pictures & messages throughout.

The handover with Mo was very informative, teaching us how to handle & walk him, which i haven't been able to do since he was a puppy. It was clear he had formed a bond with Mo which was so nice to see. It is still work in progress but the difference so far is amazing. He is booked in for October with Mo for top up & recall sessions which i'm sure he's looking forward to.

Thank you Mo for all of your hard work & also to Lorraine for your speedy responses to our questions.

Pierce Cannon & Kaiser (GSD)

Positive: professionalism, quality, responsiveness, value, reliability

German Shepherd Kaiser after training
Sent my super reactive GSD for a three week residential training with Mo at Vislor. Was worth every penny he really is a reformed dog. Initial communication with Lorraine was very prompt and professional and they were able to fit me in on short notice. While my dog was in the care of Mo I received regular updates and even videos of the training that was being undertaken. After the three weeks I was given a very good handover and was made aware of the path I needed continue on with my dog. I have had him back about two months now and can honestly say he hasn't put a foot wrong since. In my opinion the price of the residential training is definately worth it as going for a simple dog walk used to be a very frustrating task for me, now it is calm and enjoyable. If you have a dog with behaviour issues don't suffer because there is a solution.

Gavin & Charlie (Collie cross)

Positive: professionalism, quality, responsiveness, value, reliability

Dog Charlie training handover

Our collie cross Charlie was 6 months old when we got him. He didn’t know very much and even though he was friendly, when we took him out for walks he would spin round frantically on the lead if we passed another dog. He would launch at bikes, people, cars, vans and tractors if they passed him by. Had no recall whatsoever. This issue became worse over the few weeks we owned him and we knew that we needed to find a trainer who would work with him and with us to overcome these problems and set us up to manage them for the future.

We found Vislor Dog Training by an online search. We got a response back really quickly to our enquiry and we new that the boot camp for Charlie followed by the support for us was the best way to help everyone. We met the team and when Charlie was away we received regular updates as to how he was getting on. When we met back up Trav spent time with us to explain some of the techniques reqd with Charlie and how to best handle him.

It is now 5 months since his/our training and what an amazing transformation! Charlie is responsive, walks to heel, comes back when you call him. He loves his walks, isn't bothered by traffic or people, travels well in the car or the van. We have had a lot of compliments about his behaviour from friends and others out on our walks. We have also introduced him to horses, chicken, pigs to ensure he will not bark and react to them. He has plenty of space to exercise all day and with six soggy footballs to manage it keeps him busy... We would highly recommend Vislor Dog Training, if you are facing any of the problems we have described, call them up. It is a lifetime investment and will give you years of enjoyment with your dog. Thank You !!!

Pat, David & Penda (Springer pup)

Pender springer puppy

When Rafiki our Springer died at only six years old with renal failure we were decimated. Both the house and our lives seemed empty. Within three days we had bought a Springer pup, who we named Penda. Both Pat and I are in our eighties and the lively, inquisitive pup, presented an exhausting challenge. Vislor's three weeks residential course changed the situation completely. Upon collection we were presented with an obedient dog, she now walked on a slack lead even in the presence of heavy traffic and busy streets. In addition her recall was immediate. We cannot praise Vislor training too highly.

Pat & David

Melissa Anthony & Ted – GSD

ted gsd dog training handover

Would 100% recommend vislor for anyone struggling with their dog. They're professional, trustworthy and knowledgeable. Our German Shepherd stayed with Mo for residential training for 3 weeks and his progress is remarkable... they've given me hope for our future with Ted and I'm excited to have a better relationship with our dog 🐕‍ thank you!!

*** Update 24/05/2020

After my German Shepherd started displaying aggressive behaviour towards other people and dogs when he was about 6 months old I knew something was seriously wrong, I thought he would grow out of it, but by time he was 11 months old it was even worse. I found vislor through extensive research into residential training, and decided this was the place to send my dog. He stayed for 3 weeks in January and after this it was like having a new dog, I could walk him nicely on the lead, walk past people and other dogs with no reaction, and enjoy spending time with my dog. However, I never thought I would be able to take my dog for off lead walks. After another two weeks at vislor, from the great training Mo and Travis have done, I have started to let him off leash on walks and that is something I presumed to be impossible just because of the type of dog he is... I cant wait to see where he is in a few months time and I'm excited for our future together. Thank you for your amazing work! 100% the place to go for German shepherd advice and help 👌

Elliot Gilford Recommends Vislor Dog Training

Positive: quality

I've been meaning to write this for a while and finally got round to it. We had a border collie for over 5 years that lived with us in an old farmhouse. She's always been a brilliant dog, but because we lived in a remote location, she didn't get much socialising with other people and dogs when she was young. As a result, she was quite protective of her space.

Gringo recently moved to a more built up area and was finding it difficult to adapt to the new surroundings. We came across Vislor and with her new owner Phil, we thought it would be worth a try. Gringo went to dog bootcamp for 3 weeks and the results have been brilliant. She's much more comfortable near other people, dogs and cars and rarely pulls on the lead any longer. It's been a few months since she went for training and the improvements have continued. Phil takes her on 'people socialising' sessions and she can now walk through the highstreet, something that would have been challenging before.

We knew 'teaching an old dog new tricks' would be difficult, but Gringo, Vislor and Phil proved that it can be done. A massive thank you to the team and the great work they did. They really know what they are doing and we would both highly recommend them. Thanks a million!

Sylvia, Mike & Maya (Doberman)

maya doberman dog after training
We would just like to thank Trav so much because Maya has become a delight in our household. We've both have bonded with her so much more now where she respects me and my partner. We can take her on walks around the park and streets with no problem and she listens. We are able to crate her if we need to but she's fine when left alone now and isn't destructive. She's an actual pleasure to have arounde the house and is an awesome part of our family

Phil Breeze & Gringo (7 yr old Border Collie)

phil and his dog gringo after completing vislor dog boot camp
My Dog Gringo is a 7 year old border collie and she came from the countryside into a town inviorment and was scared of everything that came up against here. she would bark and attack people,bikes,cars,busses in fact you name it she hated it and could not settle. After talking with Gringos previous owner Elliott, it was desided to try "Visitor Dog Training". So on the 4th Oct Gringo began here "boot camp" training. Travis the trainer met us ,and apart from text messages and videos that was Gringo gone for 3 weeks. On a very wet 25th Oct I met Travis again after they had traveled to Shrewsbury and it was now my turn to learn the new ways of Gringo and her new skills. Because Gringo is a nervous aggressive the net muzzle is a must for her but she does not mind is. After being shown by Travis how she now walks on the lead it was my turn to take over and the difference was 100% she walked by my side with no pulling on the lead we passed other dogs, people, cars and she did not react to them it was like having a different dog. The next test was in the car, the old Gringo would drive you mad with her barking and running around in the boot (it's a 4×4 ) This test was to drive though the town and what a difference again she still loved looking at what was going on but she was just a happy dog. After saying goodbye to Travis, Gringo and me have been on several adventures around to town , and a few trips in the car and again the things could not be better , Travis and his team have worked miracles for Gringo and now she will have the life a normal dog living in a busy community should have, instead of being scared of everything that moves. Thank you very much to Travis and Vislor dog training . from Gringo 🐺 and Phil 👍.