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Vislor Dog Training - Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

Vislor Burton is based in rural Egginton, just on the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border. Easily accessible from Burton upon Trent, Uttoxeter, Derby and Nottingham, this centre offers residential dog training, as well as luxury dog boarding facilities.

Meet Team Vislor - Burton upon Trent

Tom - Vislor Dog Trainer

Tom - Vislor Dog Trainer

Tom’s passion for dogs started with his Grandad’s Golden Retriever called Polo. His earliest memories are teaching Polo tricks and going on long walks with Grandad. Growing up, Tom was fascinated by his family’s Gun Dogs working in the field on shoots with his uncle.

Tom’s own journey into dog training started in the show ring with German Shepherds, where he trained and qualified show line GSDs to compete in the working class. One of his females won best protection work at the biggest German Shepherd show in the country in 2017, which quickly lead him into IGP sport.

Tom is an active member of Team Marches and is a licensed helper for the German Shepherd Dog League of Great Britain (Working Dog branch). He has a consistent proven track record in helping club members and clients with training their own dogs, both at the club and at his own dedicated training facility in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire.

Sharne - Vislor Dog Trainer

Sharne grew up surrounded by animals having owned and trained horses when she was young in a family that bred Samoyed dogs.

As is the case with all of our Vislor trainers she has experience training GSD’s in IGP Dog Sport as well as showing her dogs to a high level and being involved with organising show rings.

Sharne has been training pet dogs for Vislor with her partner Tom, bringing a lot of natural empathy in alongside considerable dog sport experience to her work.

Sharne has been actively involved in developing Vislor's Puppy Residential Training Scool. She has successfully trained several of our clinet's puppies, helping them transistion into well balanced and trained family pets.

Sharne - Vislor Dog Trainer

Location & opening hours

  • Address:The Lodge, Burton Rd, Egginton DE65 6HA
  • Hours:Monday 8:30am-6:00pm
    Tuesday 8:30am-6:00pm
    Wednesday 8:30am-6:00pm
    Thursday 8:30am-6:00pm
    Friday 8:30am-6:00pm
    Saturday 9:00am-2:00pm
    Sunday 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Phone: +44 7973 320413

Boarding Kennels

Vislor Dog Training Centre Burton also offers luxury dog boarding, in a brand-new ultramodern suite of kennels. Vislor will take all breeds of dog and doesn’t house large numbers at any one time to ensure that your dogs are given the care and attention that they deserve during their stay.

The time that your dog spends with Tom and Sharne will include regular exercise on site, as well as off site for park walks and a visit to local marinas, dependent on their temperament. This sadly isn’t something that is offered by all boarding kennels, so you can rest assured that your dog is getting the best experience possible.

All Vislor’s boarding dogs have access to raised anti-chew beds in a large sleeping area, which is also fitted with both heating and air conditioning to ensure their comfort whatever the weather.

Collection and return can be arranged in a fully kitted out van to save you travelling, and if required, special arrangements can be made for your dog to sleep in the house in its own secure pen. We will send updates whilst your dog is in Vislor’s care.

Vislor’s Boarding Kennels are fully licensed and insured, including vet insurance, for every dog in our care.

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For the best possible outcome for you, your dog and the trainer, we kindly ask that you do not bring children to meetings and lessons.

Burton upon Trent Training Reviews

Natasha Hall & Moxie (Weimaraner)

Just reunited with my weimaraner girl yesterday.

The handover was comprehensive, Tom & Sharne are so helpful and understanding. My girl is like a new dog whilst walking now.

Its a joy and I'm so grateful for their hard work!

Otto the German Shepherd at Vislor Dog Boot Camp - Burton

Jane Cuthbert & Otto (German Shepherd)

Thank you Tom and Sharne Our lovely dog was almost impossible to walk.

He is large and very strong and was extremely reactive to other dogs and wildlife when outside of the house and garden. It became clear he was missing out on all sorts of stuff. We decided to send him for a three week residential course with Tom and Sharne. Our dog is very much part of our family and so it was a big decision to send him away from the family home for training. However we all agreed it would be better for him and us for if he could go out and about to more places at anytime of day.

We looked at many providers but Vislor put us in touch with Tom and Sharne and once we we read the reviews we arranged to meet them with our dog. They could immediately see the problem. They discussed the techniques they use and told us how they would look after him whilst they had him. They thought they could help our situation and so we booked in. We thought we would miss him terribly but we really shouldn't have worried,.

Tom set up a WhatsApp group even before the handover day. We communicated almost everyday and got lots of video footage showing progress. Our dog is back home now, we have been given instruction and guidance on how to continue the good work that Tom and Sharne have put in with him. We can take him on walks and finally enjoy the experience.

I only wish we had done this sooner. We have benefited from the knowledge and experience that Vislor offers and we are very grateful.

Enzo (Vizsla) with Vislor Dog Trainer Tom - Burton.

James Fellows & Enzo (Vizsla)

Tom and Sharne have been absolutely tremendous with helping us to be better dog owners and by training our younger Vizsla to be the best he can be. My wife takes him walking alone and off the lead without issue which she’d never have done before as he can be very head strong.

It’s made such a difference to our family.

We can’t thank them enough.

Monty (Retriever) at Vislor Dog boot Camp - Burton

Stephen Richards & Monty (Retriever)

Being honest, my expectations of what could be achieved in 3 weeks were low. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. I was absolutely amazed (dare o say gobsmacked!) at what Tom achieved with Monty in that time, walking by my side on a lead, no pulling and ignoring other dogs. I can’t sing Tom’s praises high enough and will definitely recommend him to anyone looking to have a well trained and well behaved dog in their life.

Monty came back well looked after and with a waggy tail.

I can’t recommend highly enough. Just so impressed.

Thank you!

Rodney (mixed breed Greek rescue) at Visor Dog Boot Camp - Burton.

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!

Storm (German Shepherd) at Vislor Rsidential Dog Bootcamp - Burton.

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.

Daisey the Border Collie rescue at Vislor Residential Dog Training - Burton.

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!

Dexter (Vizsal) at Vislor Dog Boot Camp - Burton.

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!

Dusty the Golden Retriever with Visor Dog Trainer Sharne

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

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

Victoria Callicott, Tilly & Alfie (Jack Russell Terriers)

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