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 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 with one of our trainers for a chat prior to booking residential dog training so that you can be confident in leaving your pet with us. This also enables us an opportunity 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


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

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Dog Boot Camp Residential Training Reviews

Francis Taylor & Austin

Positive: professionalism, quality, responsiveness, value, reliability

Tom with Frances Taylor's dog Austin at Vislor Dog Training Center - Burton

I can’t praise Tom and Sharne enough for the transformation in our dog Austin since he stayed with them this summer. Before his 3 weeks stay, Austin had severe fear-led aggression toward other dogs. When we rescued him from Spain, he was already an anxious dog but after a bad encounter with an aggressive German Sheppard on our first walk, he was terrified to go outside. Every time he saw another dog, he would either try to run or go into attack mode. As he is a large dog, it became impossible to walk him safely.

We tried two trainers over a 9 month period but nothing worked and we were seriously considering rehoming him. That would have broken our hearts but we couldn’t see any way out. Then I found Vislor.

They have been amazing from the start, answering all our queries promptly and offering advice before we even paid a penny. We were really worried about Austin being away from home for 3 weeks but it was the best decision we have made for him.

Tom and Sharne worked so hard to get him into a place where he is now keen to go out and can even walk past another dog without reacting. Tom kept in regular contact throughout Austin’s stay with update videos and positive comments about his progress and continues to support us now with any issues we have. We are planning to book him in next summer for more training as we know that Tom and Sharne have so much more that they can teach Austin.

Thank you both so much.

Bill Pearce & Cody

Positive: professionalism

Bill & Karen Pearce with their dog Cody at Vislor Dog Training Center - Salisbury.

Our dog Cody was totally out of control with his barking and disobedience we sent him away for 3 weeks, he has come back a completely different dog. I realise it’s mainly our fault that he turned out this way so we have hade to be educated too..

I’m sure we all will have a great life now without stress..

Many Thanks

Bill & Karen

Kat Dickson & Baxter

Craig and Kate have provided the much needed foundation and advice for our ongoing training, helping us most where we were really struggling. We felt we had almost hit a brick wall of progress, unable to move on because we couldn’t get nice lead walking. Since being home he’s doing really well, his lead walking is so much better, and I’m feeling more confident and relaxed taking him out knowing his overall behaviour is improving.

He also got a dapper groom while he was away.

Thank you!

Glenn Glenn & Woody

Positive: professionalism, quality, responsiveness, value, reliability

Glen and his dog Woody following Dog Boot Camp course at Vislor Training Center- Salisbury

Amazing job, I was so worried about my boy Woody, but these guys made him feel at home and animals have a good instinct and Woody loves them.

Training in just three weeks was unbelievable, he now walks well and ignores other dogs and people, even football games!! He is more relaxed and happy, I would truly recommend these services to anyone. I will certainly put Woody with these guys when I go abroad and be very happy to do so.

Thank you, you have taken such a worry away from me.

Natasha Small & Sheeba

Positive: professionalism, quality, responsiveness, value, reliability

Natasha Small and her German Shepherd Dog Sheba following residential dog training at Vislor Dog Training Center - Salisbury.

I first met Mo from Vislor at the beginning of May 2021, where he first met me and then Sheba, Sheba was so reactive she was at time uncontrollable!!! And that is being kind!!Mo advise residential, which at first I was very apprehensive about but he paired me with Craig and his family and I could not have asked for a better experience and pairing for Sheba.

Words can not describe what Craig and his family have done with the training they devoted, time and energy. Katie is so wonderful and understanding and developed a fabulous bond with Sheba. Their daughter and son dedicated so much time and training with Sheba along with Craig to really turn Sheba around and boy she is STUBBORN!! I would highly recommend Craig and his family for their time and training, they were supportive throughout the process and the aftercare has been second to non.

They recommended the vislor reactive training which I have also competed. Sheba is still work in progress but it such a different dog and developing every day! Thank you so Much to Craig and his family with out your training and dedication and devotion to training dogs, especially Sheba, we are both eternally thankful and grateful for meeting you guys and having you train Sheba. Helping me and Sheba to be the best we can be!!!

For Craig is all about getting your dog to be the best they can be, happy confident and calm. Vislor, Craig I would highly recommend for all aspects of dog training, I would not hesitate to recommend the residential training for all your doggy training needs. If you need any sort of help with your dog please contact Vislor. Even if your dog is Not problematic just contact Vislor who will assist you with all aspects of your dog.

Thanks again Craig and family, I will always be eternally thankful and grateful for all you did and continue to do for Sheba and I.

Kate Reynolds, Mabel & Winnie

Positive: professionalism, quality, responsiveness, value, reliability

Kate Reynolds' dogs Mabel & Winnie at Vislor Dog Training Center Staffordshire.

My girls Mabel & Winnie have just come home from their first stay with Sharne, Tom & their new friend Louie. They’ve very obviously had a lovely time. Sharne kept us updated with great pictures throughout the week and they’ve come home happy, healthy and very well looked after.

Will be booking them in again very soon.

Can’t recommend them highly enough 😊

Helen Chrimes & Bentley

Positive: professionalism, responsiveness, reliability

Vislor Trainer Sharne with Helen Chrimes' dog Bentley at Residential Dog Training.

This is the 2nd time Bentley our Frenchie has stayed with Sharne & Tom while we have been away. On both occasions he has come back happy, healthy & definitely well fed. He is also now able to walk nicely on a lead without pulling my arm off!

I can honestly say I don’t worry about him when he’s with them as I know they love & look after him like he’s their own. Sharne sends lots of texts & photos whilst he’s with them & even when he’s not she still texts to see how he is.

If I could give more than 5 stars I would, I can’t recommend them enough.

Findlay Ingram & Isla (Cocker Spaniel)

Findlay Ingram & Isla the Cocker Spaniel at Vislor Residential Training - Salisbury

Our six month old cocker spaniel suffered from eye issues in her first few months with us and after a few trips to the vet she completely lost trust in people and didn't like to be handled, especially anywhere near her face or neck - making it incredibly difficult to get eye drops in or even put her lead on for a walk.

She was also biting and barking a lot. We tried training her ourselves but we just weren't able to make progress with the biting and decided we needed help.

Kate sent us update videos and we were amazed to see the progress. Kate could apply eye drops and attach the collar&lead without any trouble at all. Amie (Craig & Kate's daughter) is a groomer and even managed to cut the hair around her face, which we could never have done before. Importantly, the biting (& barking) has stopped and she is so much more responsive to us when we say 'No!'. We couldn't believe the difference in a few weeks!

The training has been incredibly helpful and made every day so much more enjoyable! We can't thank Kate, Craig & Amie enough.

Helen Dillon & Rocky (Cockapoo)

Positive: professionalism, quality, responsiveness, value, reliability

Tom with Rocky the Cockapoo at Residential Dog Training Vislor Burton

Our 9 month old cockapoo Rocky just spent 3 weeks with Tom and Sharne. Before going to them Rocky had become almost impossible to walk. He was jumping and barking uncontrollably at cars as well as jumping and barking at cyclists/joggers/other people and other dogs. We could only walk him ridiculously early in the mornings or in empty fields. Even then it was still really stressful - we were constantly on edge looking out for cars or anything else he might react to. My children couldn’t hold his lead any more because he’d pulled them over or into the road in the past and we couldn’t take him to parks/play areas because of him jumping or barking at other kids. We felt like we weren’t experiencing any of the ‘nice parts’ of having a dog and that Rocky was living a really limited life of short, boring walks and being left behind on family days out.

We tried online training classes and then hired a behaviourist but nothing seemed to work and Rockys behaviour was getting worse. I contacted Vislor after searching for trainers online and I had a meeting with Mo (who was lovely) and talked through our options (including residential training). We decided to go with residential as it was obvious Rocky needed something more than we could manage at home. I was nervous about handing him over for such a long time, particularly as we hadn’t met Tom at that point. Tom was really flexible and we worked it out for Rocky to start his stay on a date where he would have been going into kennels for 4 days while we were away.

We missed him during the 3 weeks but Tom kept us updated with lots of videos and it was great to see his progress. On pickup day we had a detailed handover with plenty of time to learn the techniques they had used and ask any questions.

Rocky has been home for 2 days and the difference is amazing. Our children think Tom gave Rocky a ‘magic potion’ and I’m inclined to agree! He walks beautifully on a lead now past any/all distractions. Previously he couldn’t cope with seeing a car pull slowly off a drive. This morning I walked him along a busy A-road at rush hour with no problems. We’ve been to the park where he sat nicely beside the play area and he’s been off lead with great recall. Walking him is a pleasure now and something we look forward to (rather than a nightmare we all dreaded).

I hope we can keep up the excellent work Tom & Sharne have started and its good to know we can contact them with any questions. We can’t thank them enough.

Juda Wolf & Otto (Beagle)

Positive: professionalism, quality, responsiveness, value, reliability

Juda & Otto (Beagle) at Vislor Dog Training - Salisbury.

Never had a problems with dogs in the past until we got Otto the Beagle. He wouldn’t listen, was stubborn and barked at everyone and everything. We tried local dog trainers to no avail, so we started researching residential dog training and came across Craig and Kate.

They explained everything and guided us on the process from start to finish. We decided to leave Otto in their care and hoped for the best! They kept us informed throughout the 3 week process on WhatsApp with video updates and calls from Craig explaining how the training was going.

When we finally came to collect Otto we were in shock. He was walking nicely by our side, not pulling on the lead, no barking at passers by and even walked past other dogs without problems! We were thrilled. They guided on how to carry on the training process with Otto, they explained he could revert back to his old ways without proper training continued.

Since he’s been home he’s been good as gold. Craig and Kate have since been in touch to find out how things are going.

All in all we would highly recommend them to anyone looking to correct any behaviour problems they might have with their dog, the results are worth the investment.

Thanks again guys!

Joe Roseman & Coal (GSD)

Joe Roseman & Coal (GSD) at Vislor Residential Dog Training - Salisbury

I live on a farm and it is surrounded by other farms. There are sheep and livestock everywhere. I know of two dogs owned by neighbours that have been shot by farmers because they wandered into neighbouring farms and chased and attacked sheep. I do not want this to happen to my dog.

Craig and the team understood my goals and trained my dog so that he would be able to have a very happy and safe life on my farm. He went to Craig as a stubborn GSD who very much wanted to do only what he decided, and that included chasing sheep, nipping the cats and definitely having bad intentions towards the chickens (one of which ended up momentarily in his mouth). He returned from Craig with a different mentality. Essentially he ignores the sheep now and has only a passing interest in the cats and chickens. He has learnt obedience.

Craig knows what he is doing. He has enormous experience with difficult dogs and he has done a superb job with my dog. The team provides constant updates via Whatsapp, with videos and commentary of progress. There is ongoing support after the handover. The 3 weeks is, really, just the start of the training. Having the ongoing support is important. I recommend Craig and the team with full confidence. I would also add that my dog is now WAY happier.

Rianna Hanif & Henry (1yr old Labrador)

Rianna Hanif & Henry (Labrador) handover at Vislor Residential Dog Training Salisbury.

I couldn’t recommend Vislor more highly!

We have an energetic 1 year old fox red Labrador who wanted to be ‘top dog’ in the house and wasn’t listening to any commands from myself or my partner. He also started excessively biting and lunging at us when he wanted attention or was bored. We tried working with other dog behaviourists as well as independently training him but nothing worked and his behaviour was getting worst. We had really ran out of options until I found Vislor.

From initially meeting with Mo to find out more about the process, we knew that these were the trainers for us. Mo clearly outlined what we should expect and made us feel totally confident in the decision to book residential training. Henry spent 3 weeks with Craig, Kate and their lovely family who all supported with training. It was a hard 3 weeks without our boy but it was more than worth it! Henry has come back a totally different dog, walking perfectly on the lead without pulling and in the house he finally respects us and listens to us with no biting or bad behaviour. He is a dream to be around and we now properly enjoy our life with Henry and he seems like a much happier and content dog.

Thank you Craig and Kate! You have helped us more than we can express

Tom Whitley & Luna (GSD)

Positive: professionalism, quality

Linda and het GSD Luna Vislor - Salisbury Residential Dog Training handover

We had just about ran out of options with our 15 month old GSD Luna via standard training methods during lockdowns (puppy classes and neighbours). Luna had become reactive to most cars, cyclists and 50/50 with other dogs generally pulling and barking going through several types of lead and collar trying to find "The Fix".

In just three weeks residential we have got back a more well rounded girl who we can walk without incident whilst on the lead. I was a bit gobsmacked on our first walk with zero reactions whilst on the short lead and even sat at the side of the road whilst half a dozen cars drove by to make sure it wasnt a fluke . Obviously there is still input and further training required by ourselves to get Luna fully trained, but the residential training has steered us all in the right direction.

Highly recommended 👍🐶

Jayne Hodgetts & Dexter

Jayne Hodgetts & Dexter at Vislor Residential Dog Bootcamp Salisbury

My dog has improved so much . He is a joy to walk . I highly recommend these people to train any dog . Thank you

Marilyn Coulton & Frank (9 month Beagle)

Marilyn Coulton and her 9 month Beagle Frank

Hi there, we took our 9 month old puppy beagle Frank to be looked after by Tom and Sharne. We felt really nervous leaving him for 3 weeks and wondering had we done the right thing. We knew very little about Tom or Sharne only what we had seen on the website, although we had met Tom once but still a massive step to take.

In the time we have had him back we cannot thank them enough for the change we have seen in Frank. Before he went, he was unable to walk on his lead without pulling us over, he would not come back on recall, and generally the control and dominance seemed to lie with him rather than us. I cannot thank them enough for their time and dedication to Frank, and the difference they made. I actually feel great walking him now, without any stress.

If anyone is thinking their dog is causing issues that are beyond what you can do then don't hesitate to spend the money and go to Tom and Sharne.

Eleanor Radley & Griffin (10 month GSD)

Eleanor Radley & Griffin (10 month GSD) dog boot camp

Could not recommend Residential Training with Craig & Kate enough for anyone struggling with their dog.

To give a bit of background, Griffin is myself and my partners first dog and is a 10 month old GSD. With us not having much experience as Griffin started to get older and more importantly bigger... we ran into a number of issues. His lead walking was all over the place and it was beginning to become difficult for me to handle him out on walks. He was pretty much interested in everything apart from listening to me. In the home, he would bark at everything and anything that came past our house and overall lacked general house manners. He really struggled to be independent and would often bark for attention no matter how much we played/interacted with him.

When we started looking into residential training, it felt like a really big deal and almost like we failed him but it's the best thing we ever did.

Craig and Kate are so knowledgeable and we really felt comfortable leaving Griffin with them for 3 weeks (he hadn't previously spent a night away from me since we brought him home). In the initial meeting they spent a long time with us talking through everything and Griffins behaviours. 2 weeks later we dropped him off for his 3 week residential stay.

We were apprehensive about the changes we would see and how we would continue it at home but I can honestly say we can't believe the difference. We had a lengthy handover with Craig and Kate when we picked Griffin up and were amazed at how much better his lead walking was. He can now walk at a heel! Not only that but he is SO much more engaged with us, for a variety of commands, including the word NO!

It has truly changed our day to day more than we can explain. We now have a much happier dog and a happier home and feel positive about the future with our four legged family member. Craig and Kate put in the ground work and have given us all the tips and instructions for how to continue with his training at home.

There is also a WhatsApp group set up at the start of the residential stay, where they sent videos and updates of how Griffin was getting on. They have also left this open for any further questions we have.

It is really hard to try and summarise this review but I hope this helps anyone considering residential training and finally, thanks again Craig and Kate.

Ella, Harvey and Griffin :)

Janey Wayne & Bailey (GSD)

Positive: quality, responsiveness

Janey Wayne, family & Bailey (GSD) at Residential Dog Training - Vislor Salisbury

We had an almost 1 year old German Shepherd who would pull our arms whilst walking on a lead, always needing to be at the front, and would jump and nip our 12 year old son when in certain situations. We weren’t certain about being without our dog for 3 weeks, but after speaking to Mo and then Craig at Vislor, we felt confident that Craig had a wealth of experience that could help us with our particular concern of lead walking. We weren’t wrong.

During our dog’s time away, we received an occasional video and could see the progress by week 2. By the time of our handover at the end of week 3, the difference was immense. Our dog was walking on lead, by our side, listening to commands and no longer walking us! This is with every member of our family, including our son.

It is still a work in progress but we have a comfortable, solid foundation to work with. We can highly recommend Craig and his family and are really happy with the results achieved in just three weeks.

Molly Debney & Loki (GSD)

Positive: professionalism

Molly Debney and her GSD Loki at Vislor Dog Boot Camp Salisbury

My German shepherd dog has been with Kate and Craig for 4 weeks on residential stay. He has always been very anxious and reactive around other dogs. on collection they took me through everything step by step. The change in my boys behaviour is unbelievable I can honestly say they have been amazing.

Adam & Monty

Adam & Monty his Collie Dog Boot Camp Vislor

Craig took our young dog for an initial 3 week residential, and subsequently we have had some 1-2-1 follow up sessions too. Our dog is a rescue and he is particularly challenging; after trying lots of different methods and trainers, we felt like we had to undergo intense training as he was becoming too much for us.

After a difficult start (even by Craig's standards), he started to get through to him and by the end of the 3 weeks he was a completely different dog. Also, importantly for us as owners, we are in a much better position to train our dog too. It has been good to have Craig available to discuss our progress with, and we are thankful that we no longer worry as to whether we can keep our dog or not.

We can only imagine the progress a less challenging dog can make in a relatively short period of time.

Brad Morris & Cooper (GSD)

Positive: professionalism, quality, responsiveness, value, reliability

Brad Morris & Mo Vislor trainer

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.