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



For the safety of yourselves and others, we kindly ask that you do not bring children to meetings & lessons.

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

Vicky Jones & Rocky (German Shepherd)

Craig and his team at Vislor have worked wonders with our 1 year old German Shepherd Rocky who before their input was totally out of control.

Rocky was impossible to walk in public without him becoming aggressive to anyone who came near us and would not allow anyone in the house. Rocky spent 3 weeks living with Craig and his team and following intensive training he a totally different dog who is enjoyable to walk and responds well to all his commands.

Vislor have continued to support us following Rocky's return home and I would highly recommend them to anyone.

Monika Nicholson recommends Vislor Dog Training

Monika & Lance Nicholson with their German Shepherd Max at Vislor Residential Dog Training handover - Salisbury

Had a super positive experience using Vislor dog training, Craig was training our German Shepheard Max, and results were noticeable even after 3 weeks.

The main problems we were having was leash aggression towards other dogs and people if they were getting too close, however the training has seemed to really help his behavioural problems. Still progress to be made, he is by no means fixed but definitely on the right path to becoming a well trained dog.

Consolation we had before hand was very informative, we got a lot of info about the process and all different methods that would be used to get the most effective response, the exchange at the end of the 3 week period was also helpful as we got more information about how to continue with the training so our dog wouldn't go back to old habits.

Would highly recommend Vislor dog training for anyone contemplating getting some obedience training for their dog.

Just want to thank Craig for working with Max, he did a great job, and would happily use his help again in the future.

From Lance, Monika and Max 🙂

Jo Sturgess recommends Vislor Dog Training

Jo Sturgess and her Border Terrier Hilda at Vislor Dog Boot Camp Residential - Salisbury

We decided to take our Border Terrier 'Hilda' to vislor Training in Salisbury. Over the course of almost a year she was becoming gradually more reactive to dogs. Not just dogs that were off lead or close up, but dogs from way off in the distance and even on TV. She was barking, growling and pulling on the lead, and becoming stressed and anxious in the car.

It wasn't untill we had a family holiday in April down near Wales that we noticed how bad she had become. She struggled adapting to the change in the environment inside the holiday home and outside. There were dogs everywhere! so we were struggling to walk her and in the end had to hire the use of a dog walking paddock locally just so we could exercise her. We decided after that holiday that it wasnt just affecting us as a family, but her as she clearly wasn't happy. We had heard about Vislor through a friend, had a look and decided to reach out.

Correspondence has been brilliant throughout. We arranged an initial meet up/consultation at Salisbury where I took Hilda along for them to meet her. They even let her see one of their dogs so that they could see her reaction. We had a thorough chat about what would happen over the course of the three weeks and the types of training techniques and methods they would use to train Hilda. Lucy was really friendly and seemed confident that they could help. I left feeling really positive and hopeful.

We booked the 3 week training and a month later I was back dropping Hilda off. I had no worries or concerns and completely trusted that they would look after Hilda as well as their own dogs. A WhatsApp group was created and after the first night they let me know how she was settling in. We had contact over the three weeks, photos and videos of her walking and training alongside the other dogs and it was so lovely to see her. She seemed completely happy and at ease.

After the three weeks we met at a local park for a handover. We were reintroduced and I was then shown how to walk her and what to do. I was able to ask questions. All about different scenarios we might find ourselves in, what to do and how to manage Hilda. Any worries or concerns I had etc etc It wasn't rushed at all and once I felt confident about what I had to do I left. She has been home exactly a week today!

The change in her is Amazing. She is still 'her' but so much calmer,and really chilled. I have been walking her everyday. Taking her to different places with different environments. Exposing her to all sorts of things and she has walked calmly, by my side with a loose lead. She has seen dogs, and occasionally her ears prick up, but she hasn't barked or lunged or growled. We took her to Cotswold Wildlife park at the weekend with the family and she was an absolute pleasure and I'm so proud of her. I was nervous when I started taking her out, but over the course of the week my confidence in her has grown, and I am sure it will continue to do so.

I just want to thank the whole family at Vislor Salisbury who helped look after and train Hilda. They have done an incredible Job. Hilda seems so much happier because of it and we as a family feel the same way.

I would recommend Vislor to anyone they are literally Miracle workers!!!x

Eileen Sweeney & Coby (Cockapoo)

I have a year old cockapoo. He is a lovely dog, but had serious guarding issues. I was bitten twice trying to retrieve things from him .so was my husband. It was so extreme I had to get a trainer. I tried one to one treat based training , but it didn’t work.. Then I decided with a very heavy heart I had to send him away to training boot camp with Craig and Kate. It was so hard to leave my lovely boy there. I was so appreciative. I needn’t have been. I got updates and a training video.

Craig and Kate were in touch all the way through. When we pickeD him up three weeks later, I couldn’t believe the difference. To say he came back a different dog is a understatement. We have had him back almost three weeks now. We leave shoes socks etc out for him to pick up. He hasn't touched them! He walks nicely with no lead pulling at all. He is very responsive to the word no. He really is a joy to have now. We are keeping up the training, and still have access to support from Craig and Kate.

Thank you so much Craig and Kate, for all the hard work you did to train my bo If you are thinking of going to a dog trainer I cannot recommend Craig and Kate highly enough is now been seven months since Coby came home. We kept up the training as we were shown. Coby no longer guards things, picks things up or bites . He walks perfectly with no.lead pulling. His recall is excellent! He is not reactive to other dogs.All in all we have a perfect family pet, thanks to Craig and Kate. Once again I highly recommend them.

Micheal Garner (mixed breed Romanian rescue)

I can't speak highly enough of Craig.

He took our very anxious, fearful and reactive rescue dog and, in a few weeks, transformed him - he now walks confidently at heel through towns where there are many dogs, can relax at a cafe and even took part in a local dog show, none of which would have been conceivable before.

More relaxed, he is much happier.

Emma C & Rodney (mixed breed Greek rescue)

We’ve taken a few months to write a review as we wanted to see if the training was a short term fix… I can honestly say the residential training was the best decision we’ve ever made! I only wish we had found Tom and Sharne sooner.

What started off as random reactivity to people and dogs at around 18 months old become so frequent that it was impossible to enjoy a walk, we had tried various trainers but just ended up avoiding more and more situations. On a daily basis we were upset and frustrated.

After meeting Tom and Sharne and asking lots of questions, we decided to go ahead with the 3 week boot camp whilst we were going on holiday in Jan/Feb 22. We were kept fully updated on Rodney’s progress during his 3 week stay and we were able to enjoy our holiday too without having to worry. We actually laughed at the progress videos of him walking around busy pavements looking relaxed, saying that can’t be our dog!

We had a great handover session in which we were told how to continue the training. Once home, he still had occasional days where he pushed the boundaries but for the first time we were calm and confident knowing we had the tools to deal with any bumps. From here it has just gotten better and better, to the point that we are now on holiday with him walking around a busy town and on a beach and people are commenting on what a good boy he is. We wouldn’t have dreamt of doing this 6 months ago. I couldn’t be prouder of him! We’re back to enjoying walks and holidays and we are all relaxed and happier.

We can’t thank you enough!

AC & Storm (German Shepherd)

Highly impressed with the results my Stormie has achieved with Sharn & Tom.

Storm is now a much calmer dog who can walk almost perfectly on leash whereas she would constantly pull before. Storm now knows the meaning of no and as a result is a lot more obedient in 90% of situations. I am unsure if Vislor offer an "after service" for general advice following the 3 week residential course, but if not this is something they should consider factoring into the price..... Eitherway I think intend to continue Stormies training with Tom and Sharn and will definitely be sending Storm to them again when needed.

10/10 recommend.

For 2x the cost of a kennel you cannot go wrong.

B Fox & Bowie (German Shepherd)

Sam & Ben Fox with their GSD Bowie at Vislor Dog Boot Camp Training - Salisbury

Our 14-month-old German Shepherd, Bowie, was really reactive to other dogs and it meant that daily walks were no longer enjoyable, but a chore. We would spend every walk trying to avoid other dogs as she would react by barking and lunging even from a such a distance. For 8 months we tried various training methods but her reactivity just seemed to get worse.

The initial consultation with the Vislor team really demonstrated the level of their expertise and we booked Bowie in for a 3-week residential training in April.

Since having her back our lives have changed so much and we can now enjoy family walks along the beach on a busy Saturday (something we never imagined). We take her so many more places and she loves being part of the family again!

Thank you so much to Craig, Kate and the team for all your help, it was honestly the best decision we even made contacting you!

Andrew Walker & Daisey (Border Collie Rescue)

Our rescue border collie Daisy was very reactive to dogs. It meant that walking her was quite stressful for us and her and we’d often take her for walks at odd times and to places with no one else around so that we would avoid seeing other dogs. Daisy would also pull on a lead and lunge at traffic.

After a residential stay with Tom and Sharne we feel much more confident and comfortable in walking Daisy. She no longer pulls on a lead and we no longer try and hide when we see another dog approaching.

Tom and Sharne have been great in training Daisy and we were sent regular updates and videos on her progress.

We cannot thank them enough for all the help they’ve given us!

Esther Piggot & Dexter ( 9 month old Vizsla)

We can’t recommend Tom and Sharne highly enough. They have worked miracles with our 9 month old vizsla Dexter.

Dexter is so full of energy and excitement and this was so hard to walk him or take him out and about. He would pull so hard on the lead and if we saw other dogs or people he would leap into the air and lunge and pull. We couldn’t take him off lead as he would run and jump all over people and dogs Walking him was turning into a nightmare.

After 3 weeks residential training with Tom and Sharne he is like a different dog to walk. He walks to heal with very few corrections. He walks past other dogs and people calmly and it’s so enjoyable to walk him now.

We can’t thank them enough for the hard work they put into him. They stayed in touch the whole 3 weeks sending videos and updates. Dexter also really bonded with them and had a great time learning.

Highly recommend!

Libby Delaney & Puxley (Working Cocker)

Working Cocker Puxley at Vislor Residential Dog Training - Oxfordshire

We sent our adorable but excitable working cocker spaniel to Vislor and have been so impressed with the whole service.

Our 1 year old dog used to pull on the lead and get so distracted out on walks that we rarely trusted him to go off the lead. He caused a lot of frustration.

After 3 weeks of being trained and cared for like he was one of the trainer’s own dogs, he walks perfectly on the lead and will come back when called. He’s now an absolute joy to take around, whether you’re in the countryside or in London.

We were sent regular updates while he was away and given a really clear plan at the handover.

We couldn’t recommend Vislor highly enough.

Adi Culiuc & Anna (GSD)

German Shepherd Dog Anna at Vislor Dog Boot Camp - Salisbury

Simply the best.

Martin Randerson & Wilson (Sprocker)

Martin & Sian Ranserson with their Sprocker Wilson at Vislor Dog Boot Camp - Salisbury

I've waited a while to post this review because I wanted to see if the training stuck or was a short term thing. We had a lovely dog but he had problems with waking up early entry morning, refusing walks, eating plants in the garden etc and just being a bit of an unruly teenager.

He spent three weeks with Vislor, now we just have a lovely dog.

Can't commend them highly enough.

Perrine & Dusty (Golden Retriever)

I cannot recommend Sharne and Tom more.

They have done an incredible job with our Golden Retriever Dusty. At 18 months old, Dusty was unmanageable outside the house/garden. He was pulling constantly, barking towards dogs and people, and jumping on people. In short, he was extremely agitated and used his strength to get to what he wanted. As a result, I was not able to go out safely with him and only my husband has walked him over the last 6 months.

After a phone call with Lorraine and an assessment with Sharne and Tom the following Saturday, it was decided that a 3-week residential training was the best option for us. During these 3 weeks, we regularly received news and videos of his progress.

During the handover session in real conditions (crowded park), they explained in detail what Dusty has learned, how we should walk him for now on and how to continue his training. I was able to walk Dusty myself during this session without any issue. They have worked with Dusty on walking nicely on a lead, ignoring distraction and recall. The result is just amazing and gives us a solid base to continue his training by ourselves.

A big thank you to Sharne and Tom

Victoria Callicott, Tilly & Alfie (Jack Russell Terriers)

Jack Russell Terriers Tilly & Alfie at Vislor Dog Boot Camp - Staffordshire

I cannot recommend Sharne and Tom highly enough.

I have two Jack Russells and I was unable to walk them together for over a year. They were both highly reactive on walks when they saw other dogs and I was struggling to control them. My friend recommended Tom and Sharne to me, as she had similar issues with her dog.

I booked my dogs in for the 3 week residential course with Tom and Sharne and it was the best thing I have ever done. They helped my one dog gain more confidence, and the other to stop being so protective over her.

The transformation has been nothing short of mind blowing (which everyone who knew us before has commented on as well). Tom and Sharne kept us updated on their progress and sent lots of videos showing their improvement.

We did a detailed handover session where they showed us how to implement the techniques they had taught the dogs. Since they returned to us, we’ve been keeping up the techniques and I have been able for the first time to walk my dogs together every day without any reactivity and without the usual fear and anxiety I had. The dogs enjoy the walks and are happy and so am I.

The difference it has made to all of our lives is just incredible and I owe Tom and Sharne the world to have my happiness back for walking. The dogs are doing so well and I am so proud of them.

If you have a reactive dog and walking is full of fear, book them in with Tom and Sharne. You’ll be so thankful you did!!!

Thank you so much Tom and Sharne!!!!!!!!!! Xxxx

Rachel Stewart & Selkie (Labrador)

Labrador Selkie with Tom during Residental Dog Training - Vislor Staffordshire

Everything that Selkie learnt whilst away with Tom and Sharne has made our walks with her such a joy.

Cannot thank them enough!

Avril Shaw & Spartan (GSD)

Our 8 month old German shepherd Spartan went to stay with Craig and his wonderful family for three weeks residential boot camp training. It was the hardest decision I’d had to make to leave him as I’d never left him before, but Craig and Kate reassured us that he would be fine and the results would be worth it.

So Spartan’s story began. His puppy training with me was going great until he reached the dreaded adolescence!! Then just like over night BOOM!! He wouldn’t do a thing he was told! He became reactive to everything-dogs, birds, cats even leaves blowing in the wind, no aggression he just wanted to play but it became very dangerous when he was pulling me like a freight train, reactive and lunging at traffic, it was only a matter of time before he would pull me in front of a car or worse. His general behaviour was naughty in the house, counter surfing, and cheekily misbehaving to get a reaction, his puppy biting had stopped but if we did anything he thought was unacceptable ie: taking him by the collar to put in crate for unwanted behaviour he would mouth.

It was hard without him with me for three weeks but Craig sent us regular texts, pictures and video updates of his progress, and handover was fantastic. Everything explained and demonstrated and then Craig taught me how to walk him like he does, plenty of time on handover not rushed at all. Craig calls us regularly also to see how the training is progressing.

Spartan has been home a few days now and his behaviour has dramatically changed for the better. He is much more chilled in the house and listening to me again. His lead walking is second to none! He walks on a lose leash by my side and never pulls, what a joy our walks are now! No reactivity! His personality is the same cheeky boy he always was, just behaving now. I have even taken him to our local pets at home store and he’s perfect in the shop, before he would pull me to the pick n mix and help himself to biscuits, yay!! he’s welcome in the shop again with no fear of shelf surfing.

Thanks to these wonderful DOG GODS our future with our cheeky Spartan is looking the best ever, he can come anywhere and everywhere with us. He has always been cheeky and strong willed but now with expert training in place, training equipment and following Craig’s instructions checking him if he needs a reminder we have the delightful GSD he was always meant to be. We will be staying in touch with Craig and attending more training together to further advance Spartan.

We highly recommend Craig and his family at Vislor training, I don’t know where we would be without them. So if you are struggling with training or may be walking your dog early mornings and late evenings to avoid other dogs and people, look no further, get in touch with Vislor training, they WILL change yours and your dogs life!


Ian Taylor & Digby (Labrador)

Ian Taylor and his Labrador Digby

We have had Digby back now for 2 weeks after spending 3 weeks away with Craig & his family for Residential Dog Boot Camp.

I got Digby when he was a 6-month puppy from a kennel while in KSA, had him at home for 3 months, but was in the process of switching jobs, the idea was to place him back in a dog hotel/ compound for 4-5 weeks max, and do a quick visa run back to the UK… not so simple Covid kicked in, it took me over 13 months to finally get Digby into the UK, so all this time, he’s been having the time of his life, no real control, bouncing around with other dogs & a young lioness (yes it true).

At this point, he’s the best part of 2 years old, with no training !!, not the best start for him. I tried for the best part of a year to work with him, but the gains weren’t worth noting, zero recall, overexcited with anything that moved, no attentiveness, jumping up on people, etc.

Then I came across the Vislor website and read some of the reviews, I was very impressed, but part of me thought, maybe it was a little too late for Digby as he’s now approaching 3yrs old. (2nd May 2022) Spoke to Lorraine about my issues and booked him in. If I'm honest, I didn’t really expect too much, but would have been happy with him being easier on the lead, and not jumping up on people. but WOW what a difference.

I can easily say, what Craig and his team have done in 3 weeks, I could never have done in YEARS. Digby is so calm now on his walks, even to the point he's off the lead over the fields, the jumping up on people has stopped, he generally seems a lot happy with himself as he can interact with other dogs and have a good run. His recall will always need a little work, but that’s more between us both to learn the boundaries, etc. Craig recommended two different collars for Digby which have helped with his continued training.

I don’t know what to say that hasn't already been said by the other posts, but if you ever think it's too late, please don’t, get in touch with Craig and his team, it’s the best decision Ive ever made.

Laura Fenton & Buddy (GSD)

Laura Fenton's Germa Shepherd Dog Buddy

Fantastic trainers.

Behavioural issues addressed:

  • Jumping up
  • Over excited
  • Chases tail when phone rings
  • Reactive lunging at cars & dogs

Sarah Reynolds & Buddy (GSD)

Sarah Reynolds and her German Shepherd Dog Buddy

I can not recommend vislor enough.

They have transformed our lives, my German shepherd is 3years old and after other trainers we felt he was a lost cause. Extremely difficult to walk, very anxious and aggressive towards people and dogs.

We had the pleasure of working with craig who start to finish was amazing. From our first meeting he shared his knowledge and explained every inch in detail of the process. He definitely gave me comfort and confidence. Within two weeks my boy was handed over in craigs capable hands, 3weeks of tears passed. But i had videos, messages and calls always updating or answering any of my questions.

The day came and instead of just handing him back again craig went into grate detail informing how to carry on and how everything had gone, he also walked and trained me lol (poor guy). These guys are expert's, they care and they are professional. The best in my opinion, the training continues, the change in my beautiful is incredible and we can now enjoy our walks together

❤ i will forever be grateful to them all.