Dog Boot Camp Residential Training

dog holding stick at 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 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 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.

An inclusive hand over lesson will be carried out when the stay is complete to show you what has been achieved and to teach you how to keep on top of what your dog has learned. To advance the training even further you can book further top up lessons or future residential stays at a later date, perhaps when you next go on holiday rather than your pet being stuck in boarding kennels.

£ 450

RESIDENTIAL TRAINING RATE PER WEEK

Dog Boot Camp Residential Training Reviews

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 👍.

Sue & Poppy 12-month GSD

sue with her newly trained dog poppy

After acquiring a 6-month-old German Shepherd rescue puppy, it soon became apparent she had a multitude of behavioural problems. Incessant barking, dog reactive (in fact anything that moved reactive), lunging and pulling on the lead, jumping up, mouthing, and uncontrollably hyperactive. Far too out of control I couldn’t risk taking her for walks. My son took over the daily exercise but was left with a damaged arm muscle after she lunged at another dog.

Desperate situations require desperate measures, so after 6 months of struggling with a very strong-willed puppy without results, I found that Vislor offered residential training. After contacting Lorraine and Travis, and a consultation with both my son and I, Travis agreed to take her. So off she went to 3-week Boot Camp Training.

My son visited halfway through the training to view her progress and was astounded by how much had been achieved in such a short space of time. After 3 weeks Travis did the handover with my son as its as much about training the owner as well as the dog, with ongoing advice when needed

We now have a puppy that walks to heal, barking under control, sits and lies on command and perfect on recall off the lead. They should call Travis the ‘Dog Whisperer’ he has a gift; dogs just respond to him.

Thank you so much Travis and Lorraine, so glad we found you. Happy owners, happy Poppy.

Faye & Dave H & Elsa GSD

Good morning Lorraine, Travis and all the team at Vislor, Dave and I would like to say a huge thank you to all of you for Elsa's transformation into a much happier, calmer dog. She came to you as a dog that we were struggling with , even looking to rehome her due to her uncontrollable behaviour outside of the house. We had tried all we could, various dog training classes 3 times a week, even putting her in daycare to give our other dogs a break too as she had started to be aggressive towards them - not a happy home at all. It was a hard decision to leave her with you, very emotional for me especially but we were desperate . The videos you sent us during her weeks were a joy to see, just to see the potential in her and that she was so happy made it all worthwhile. We now have a beautiful dog with a nice temperament who is a joy to walk on lead and safe to walk off lead, in fact today she played with another dog , something we never invisaged being able to do. There is no aggression in the house at all between the dogs and our outlook is full of hope for Elsa. We know this is a work in progress and Elsa may need further help or refresher training moving forward but we have no hesitation in going back to Vislor and recommending you to anyone in a similar position. You have saved both our sanity and also Elsa's.

David, Karen & Labradoodles

Would just like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the time you spent training Bentley and Barney, our wayward Labradoodles. The change in their behaviour is truly amazing and they can now be trusted to walk without their lead anywhere we go, without fear of them running off or chasing other dogs or even sheep, as had been known in the past. Trav is truly gifted and should be recognised for his dedication, it is very much appreciated Best regards, David and Karren Hepworth See their Vislor rehab video amongst a big flock of fairly nervous but ultimately un-chased sheep, below.

Otis (Jack Russell) – Residential Dog Training

Otis came to us as a 10 week old adorable puppy after our 14 year old Schnauzer died. From the start Otis seemed very different and some what defiant. We put it down to puppy behavior. 6 months on he became increasingly impossible to control, he loathed the lead and would prefer to be dragged along rather then just accept it. He would leap up on us all almost knocking my mother in law to the ground, destroy everything he could get his teeth into, killed a chicken and then decided to try and take on a herd of horses, chasing them for 20 minutes whipping them into a complete frenzy, biting at their fetlocks until I managed to get hold of him. He was like the worst teenager on crack cocaine. Impossible to control, defiant, and actually rather frightening. After the chicken incident I went on line and found VISLOR, called them up, bundled Otis into the car and drove up for a lesson. After 30 minutes of trying to teach him to walk to heel Travis thought that OTIS was in need of “residential training” as Otis had proved himself to be much more challenging than the average dog. 2 weeks later I was invited to go and have a training session with him. I couldn’t believe the change in him and I knew then that there was something very special about Travis to be capable of helping a dog as extreme as Otis. He stayed on for another 2 weeks until Travis came to our property and we did further training here. Otis went back to Vislor for one more week and then another home training session. 5 weeks in all. Worth every penny. I believe if we hadn’t done training with VISLOR something pretty horrid would have happened. Now after a fortnight he sits very calmly if invited inside, can walk beside me with out pulling on his lead, can walk off the lead and comes back when called and is a pleasure to have around. It hasn’t been easy having him home and I am onto him all the time. It is now up to me to keep up all excellent habits he has been painstakingly taught by Travis. Give him an inch and he will take a mile. I think of him as a recovering addict. One day at a time.

Wayne R – Residential Dog Training

Dear Travis & Lorraine, Just a short note to thank you very much for looking after and training my 2 German Shepherds; Troy and Zeus. The 5 weeks that they were with you have made such an improvement to their health and behaviour as well as made a huge difference to our family as we definitely now enjoy them both so much more. When Zeus in particular arrived with you his general health was not perfect but in the little time he was with you, he is a changed dog and pleased to say he has kept the weight on (and a little bit more if anything!!). His coat like Troy’s is now looking fantastic and their appearance is commented on by everyone. In time I would love to get Troy to do some agility… So I will be in contact no doubt!! Your knowledge of German Shepherds and training was impressive and clear from the first day. The set up that you have in Bush Bank, Hereford is ideal and the work that you are currently doing on the premises is impressive. ​ Took my German Shepard puppy to Travis with an open mind and was completely blew away by the professionalism and execution of there training. Travis listened to what I want and expect from my dog in terms of my training and I thoroughly believe he will deliver this. 5** service without been charge extortionate prices. I have already recommend Vislor to my friends however I do believe there reputations superseded them. J - February 2016"I have trained with travis at vislor for the last two years. I can honestly say i have never met anyone in my eight years working with dogs that is as gifted as a trainer, handler and instructor of dogs as travis. I have worked closely with him for the last two years, and have gone through the puppy development programme up to adult dogs. If you want to give your puppy the best chance of developing into a well rounded and obedient dog in todays society, which is imperitive then i strongly recommend you follow the puppy programme, that also develops you into a competent and confident handler. Travis has the experience and proven ability to train and modify unwanted behaviours in your dog no matter how big or small, and has helped me train my dogs from everyday training issues through to professional competition. Travis's training methods are easy to understand and most importantly they work, which is the most important thing when looking for a trainer to train your dogs. The atmosphere at vislor is serious when it needs to be, but fun and you will be made to feel welcome and at ease when meeting and training with the vislor family. I can not thank travis and vislor enough for making me into a more confident and competent handler, and for developing my dogs into obedient members of the canine family.

Jaki, Mick & Tyrion

tyrion happy and obedient dog following vislor dog boot camp training
BIG THANK YOU. Travis. Wwow Tyrion is a different dog. calm, recall and walking amazing. Tyrion is a two and half year old German shepard, we got him from dogs trust at 9 weeks. He's always screamed and got very excited when seeing other dogs, it got that bad people would think we was beating him or he was hurt. when myself and my husband walked him it was hard work and very stressful and not enjoyable. I wish I had done the residential training over a year ago. Travis has done amazing keeping me updated every step of the way. on returning Tyrion I was so excited.. when Tyrion got out of the van he started screaming again, Travis knew this would happen, Tyrion associated where we live with screaming within an hour Travis had this problem solved, he also trained my husband how to walk Tyrion to his level took my husband an hour to learn, Travis came out the following week to see how Tyrion was doing he was doing great, then my turn with him. within an hour I got to grip of Tyrions training. I have asked Travis questioned and he is always on the other end of the phone and any problem he would be here help. We are keeping the training up twice a day and it's amazing and a pleasure to walk, go to the pub garden.. all I can say is a big thank you Travis your amazing.