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’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.
Location & opening hours
- Address:The Lodge, Burton Rd, Egginton DE65 6HA
- Hours:Monday 8:30am-6:00pm
- Phone: +44 7973 320413
ALL VISITS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
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
Christine Pope & Harley (Labrador Cross)
Harley!!.. my mixed breed lab cross!!!!
I have owned dogs all my life .big/ small/ rescues/ you name it...... but this one was very difficult in every aspect!.... I didn't know where to turn for help but came across vislor training with my research!.....
Tom and sharne have really transformed my dog with the foundation training they do... 100percent
Georgina Syrad & Otis (Labrador)
I can’t thank Tom & Sharne and highly recommend them enough, my 1 year old Lab which has anxiety issues and aggressive towards other dogs became unmanageable for me.
After help from other trainers 1 to 1 I was getting nowhere, so I met up with Tom & Sharne. They said they could help and suggested the 3 week residential course, I knew I had to do it for Otis.
They kept in touch with updates and videos with his progress, he was hard work for them to start with they had to get his trust but Sharne worked her magic.
After 3 weeks I went for the handover and boy what a difference, lovely walking (not pulling) and totally engorging other dogs. He’s still very nervous out and about but I can walk him now without been dragged across the road and coming home in tears.
Thanks again Tom and Sharne.
Lisa Rogers & Bonnie (German Shepherd)
Great experience with my dogs bonnie, really supportive.
Guided me through a new training plan, I have noticed a difference with bonnie more work needed with bonnie but I know I have come to the right people to support me and bonnie in this journey.
Calum Raistrick & Cooper (Mini Dachshund)
3 weeks with Vislor Dog Training and I can honestly say the positive impact this training and habit formation has had on our mini dachshund is life changing.
Cooper, who's not had formal training in the past, having got him as a pup in lockdown in 2021, had started to form anxious tendencies, aggressive and protective behaviour towards other people or dogs on walks, and very territorial behaviour at home when visitors entered.
This would lead to constant barking, lead pulling, and often if walking out in public around other dogs, nipping and biting, albeit not harmful as he's 30cm tall and weighs 5kg's.
Sharne has totally decluttered and reprogrammed his anxious, busy mind. Giving him full clarity when walking and out in public, where his sole focus is obedience and pleasing you by following command.
His temperament is drastically improved, being much calmer, at ease and evidently happier in himself.
When we came to pick him up, it was clear Cooper and Sharne had formed a great bond, so we knew he'd been looked after and cared for dearly, something we had initially worried about beforehand, but Sharne has been an absolute star.
We will send Cooper back to stay and follow up with more rehearsal and training when we next leave the UK for short trips, as it has been so valuable for us as a home unit, and he clearly loves his time there.
5 star, I couldn't recommend Vislor Dog Training enough!
Ollie & Bonnie (German Shepherd)
Our 14month old GSD was a real handful both in and out of the home, we tried many trainers with no success, then we found Vislor and they’ve literally changed our lives!
We booked her in for a 3 week residential course, our dog no longer barks or lunges for other dogs, she is chilled and respectful around the house and our toddler, she’s gone from zero to hero!
Our dog was so highly sprung she couldn’t settle anywhere other than her crate which was heartbreaking for us. Now, with a refreshed approach on leadership she settles at home anywhere she’s allowed and happily has a snooze. I think she is so much more fulfilled because we’re able to confidently take her anywhere dogs are allowed.
The handover was also excellent, Tom and Sharne gave us lots of time, patience and advice, training us to be the leaders our dog needed, setting everyone up to succeed!
I cannot recommend these guys enough!
Nicola Allen & Milo (Whippet/Staffy)
Can't recommend Tom and Sharne, highly enough.
We had tried one to one training with our dog Milo,with 2 different training companies, to no effect. Milo was pulling on the lead, he also jumped and nipped visitors. He would not listen to us at all.
We did take a while to decide on the 3 week course ,we looked at the prices and were worried in case it didn't work, we needn't have worried. Tom and Sharne worked wonders with him,he is still our boy but better behaved. He settles when we have visitors and walks by my side.
We couldn't have asked for more. He is also very good in his crate now,he no longer chews his bedding.
We can't thank Tom and Sharne enough.
Alek Dokic & Nell (Border Terrier)
Before discovering Vislor, we were on the verge of returning our six month old Border Terrier to the breeder.
She was uncontrollable for us with numerous issues. She constantly pulled heavily on lead,constantly lunging to pick up stones,tarmac,litter or tearing the heads from plants. She was also, though not aggressive, was starting to react to people and dogs by barking and growling.
We tried normal training classes which were, frankly, a disaster as they were three hours of chaos.
We found Sharne and Tom with a Google search and decided to give it a try as a last throw of the dice. After an initial meeting we felt reassured that it was worth a try. We dropped Nell off and crossed our fingers. All through the three week session we were constantly updated with messages, photos, and videos, and quite frankly, we were very impressed.
All the misbehaviour was under control. When we met up to have Nell returned to us, we met at a country park where there were lots of people,dogs,bikes, and we were given a run through on how to carry on the good work. To be honest, it couldn't have gone better. Nell was well behaved on lead, not trying to pick everything up, and ignored all the activity going on. RESULT!
On returning home, over the next week Nell tried to revert to some of her old ways. A message to Sharne and a quick meet up later, we found out what we were doing wrong. We've put these things right and Nell is making progress again. Much praise to Sharne and Tom as they've given us something to work with.
We've no hesitation in recommending Vislor for training.
Thanks so much for your wonderful help.
Pippa Cole & Vinnie (Vizsla)
Vinnie stayed with Tom and Sharne on a 3-week residential course. It was really important to us that we'd had enough time post-training to fully comment on our experience at Vislor Dog Training - Burton. Today is 4 days post-training.
We came to Tom and Sharne because we were out of ideas with how to train Vinnie - our beloved Hungarian Vizsla. We've had 3 dog trainers over the last 18 months with no to "some" success. However, at the age of 2 years old, we decided we had to take a different approach with Vinnie.
Fortunately, Vinnie loves people, dogs and balls and is a happy-go-lucky 31kg bundle of ginger energy. However, his constant pulling on a lead and jumping up anyone who showed any interest in him has caused us some challenges. After a final incident - we decided we needed to try something else.
We met Tom and Sharne on the Sunday before the training as an introduction and Vinnie was at his best (worst!) pulling and lunging in the paddock behind their house. At this point in time, i wasn't sure that I could be without him for 3 weeks. Tom & Sharne were kind enough to remain totally open as to whether we'd use the residential training or just a week's boarding as we were due to go on holiday the following week. (Vinnie was already booked in kennels). Tom & Sharne were immediately reassuring and inspired us with lots of confidence that they could help. (They also offered us options of inhouse or outside accommodation for Vin-dog.)
Following a couple of days where we had adhoc conversations with Tom - who was brilliantly supportive and didn't pressure me either way - we decided to go for the 3 weeks residential although we did so with heavy hearts. Leading up to the stay we had lots of fears including being (1) terrified that Vinnie wouldn't remember us and (2) he'd "change" in some way.
We kept in contact with Tom & Sharne over the 3 weeks. The first week was easiest as we were on holiday - the 2nd was the worst as we returned to a very empty home and it still felt like ages before we would see him again.
The handover with Tom and Sharne couldn't have been better. I don't know what I expected but they couldn't have tried harder to help us learn the techniques they'd taught Vinnie and spent as much time as we needed familiarising us with their methods - which were simple, straight-forward and they encouraged us to practise in front of them so they could help us course-correct as needed.
Day 4 post-training. Vinnie has seriously been a dream to walk - any minor mishaps we've had have been because WE need more training, not Vinnie. I walked him today in the sunshine and it was pure joy. I came back so relaxed and confident in him, and not stressed as was often the case. I actually looked at other people who had dogs on harnesses who were still pulling whilst I almost had Vinnie's lead on one finger (I hope I didn't laugh ...!). We've had a couple of squirrel incidents which we managed - not yet seen a cat yet, but we have techniques. We had an incident last night where Vinnie jumped all over a friend of ours whilst out walking, but we KNOW what we need to do and we'll continue to practise. Vinnie didn't get into these habits overnight and won't change completely overnight.
Even though all the reviews here are 5*, I'm a worrier and prayed I was putting my trust in the right people. I needn't have worried and I'd like to offer reassurance to anyone whose heart is breaking about leaving their fur-friend for this amount of time. If you want to have a conversation with me, I'm happy to talk to anyone who wants confirmation from someone that this can make all of their lives better. Tom and Sharne have my permission to pass on my contact details.
So, so far so good, we'll continue to practise. Keep your fingers and paws crossed for us. Thanks so very much Tom and Sharne. From Pip, Tony and Vinnie xx Please post any photos if you'd like to do so xx
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!
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.