Frankie has always had a love for dogs. She has extensive experience helping the family with various breeds, from Chihuahuas to Bulldogs to German Shepherds.
She started working with Vislor approximately two years ago with her German Shepherd, 'Stella'. Vislor Head Trainer Travis Foster spotted her natural talent for dog training and decided her no-nonsense, capable attitude would be a great asset to our team.
Having worked closely with Travis, Frankie has developed significantly as a dog trainer mastering the crucial fundamentals such as 'following state of mind' to 'marker training' and even some stunt tricks.
She is currently doing scent work with her dog Stella, who is doing amazingly well. Stella can sniff out anything from a kong to a set of keys! As an active participant in Vislor's reactive dog classes, she has nurtured a keen awareness of dog body language.
A recent addition to the family is Molly, a Golden Retriever who will follow in Stella's footsteps. There is nothing Frankie loves more than training dogs & watching them live happy & enriched lives.
Frankie will be concentrating on one-to-one dog training lessons, puppy training lessons and puppy residential training. Residential puppies will stay within a family environment with children and Stella, Molly & Peggy the cat.
After one session we saw improvements with our pup Loki. He was a nightmare for pulling on the lead, reactive to other dogs and people and wouldn't listen to us.
He now walks lovely on his lead and acts like a gentleman at the door for visitors. We're not near done, but the progress we've seen in such a short time has been lovely!
Leanne O & Lennon (Golden Retriever)
I had a big trip to the USA planned, but needed someone to look after my 12 week old golden retriever. I was so worried about leaving him at such a young age for 2 weeks given that we had made huge progress with his toilet training and tricks.
I decided to look for a residential training option with the aim to have my puppy looked after and trained every day to ensure when I came back, my puppy had not regressed and had hopefully learnt a few more things in my absence.
Frankie took my puppy Lennon in and she has done a fantastic job at training him. She sent me regular updates of him, and she trained him every day to help with better walking, marker and clicker training.
Lennon has come back from his residential stay with Frankie a more clever boy, and i was really worried he didn’t want to come home with me as he fitted in perfectly with Frankies family and her other 2 dogs Stella and Molly.
This experience has been brilliant for lennon, I would highly recommend Frankie - I relaxed while I was away knowing that Lennon was in the best care possible.>
Thank you so much Frankie! :)
Karen Bailey & Sheba (German Shepherd)
I contacted Vislor , speaking to Lorraine , who was very helpful and friendly to ask about Vislor Training. Frankie came to my house and we discussed my dog - character, behaviour , previous training.
Frankie was very thorough and also fully explained the training used by Vislor. Ensuring I was happy with everything. We went on a walk so we could try the method with my dog and gained a postive result really quickly. Slack lead rather than tight.
We'll continue to practice and have help from Frankie.
Pauls Lippitt & Ruby (Labrador)
Frankie was really helpful with a Labrador, Ruby, who really pulls on the lead or harness. After mere minutes she was walking to heel and the walk was so enjoyable. Frankie gave us tips throughout the session on how to correct her behaviour and gave us a plan for the next week to practice.
Already Ruby is relaxed on walks and we are excited about walking her rather than dreading the walk. This means that with our babies, the pushchair or even friends walking her; we know we will have confidence that she won't pull.