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Vislor Dog Training - Halesowen, West Midlands

Vislor Halesowen is centrally located, and easily accessible from Birmingham, Dudley & Worcestershire.

Meet Team Vislor - Halesowen

John - Vislor Dog Trainer

John - Vislor Dog Trainer

John's enthusiasm for dogs started at an early age when his mum bred and showed Border Collie dogs between 1985 - 1990. John took part in showing his Smooth Collie at the age of seven, which was his first pet dog. His family later owned German Shepherd Dogs, and he discovered his love for the breed.

John's journey into dog training began with his German Shepherd, Bailey, initially starting with basic obedience. He quickly became fascinated and discovered a love for dog sports. He is working alongside Travis Foster, pursuing perfection, and developing a solid bond with Bailey.

Care and empathy towards dogs are paramount to John, and their welfare is a top priority. He has up-to-date Animal First Aid qualifications and, with his wife, organises an annual Christmas collection donated to the Birmingham Dogs Home.

He is an active member of Team Marches and is currently training to be an IGP Decoy Helper. John is an experienced teacher and assists with our specialist Reactive Courses and pack walks, helping our clients achieve a well-balanced, trained family dog.

John with dog jumping
John dog sport
John dog sport

Location & opening hours

  • Address:5 Brackenfield Rd, Halesowen B63 1AH
  • 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

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Halesowen Training Reviews

Peta Fiddian & Wembley (Portuguese Water Dog)

This is Wembley, our 2 year old Portuguese Water Dog.

Wembley had become very excitable and boisterous around the house, lacked confidence and manners around other dogs, sometimes lunged on his lead and frequently ate poo or rubbish. After speaking with John, I felt confident that he could help us with these unwanted behaviours and I took Wembley for a three week residential stay.

John very thoughtfully sent me an update after a few hours, showing me how relaxed Wembley was in his care, which was most welcome and reassuring.

Wembley lived with John in his home, with his wife and their three beautiful dogs. He undertook many varied training activities during the stay and John sent regular updates, photos and videos. Wembley undoubtedly also learned from living with other dogs.

On collection day John and Wembley showed me what they had been working on, demonstrated the slip collar and some new commands. It was great to see how calm Wembley now was around the other dogs there. John was very generous with his time, as were the other trainers there on the day.

We have been home for 3 weeks now and the difference is truly amazing. Wembley is far calmer around the house and seems able to switch off and relax. He will now walk past poo and rubbish and has far better manners around other dogs. His lead walking has improved, along with his focus. We continue to work hard on all aspects, seeking out opportunities to test Wembley.

John has kept in regular touch, provided excellent advice, kindly appraised my terrible videos and sent me clips I can refer back to.

The Halesowen training centre is 3.5 hours away from me but I wouldn't hesitate travel to John for any extra sessions if we need them. Residential training is a financial investment but in my experience, totally worth it for a calmer, more relaxed and happier dog.

A huge thank you to John and his wife for having Wembley in their home, taking such good care of him and getting us back on track.

Lara Wilson & Cooper (Foreign Rescue)

I contacted Vislor for help with our foreign rescue, Cooper. He was extremely anxious, we were unable to get him out the house for a walk and I felt pretty stuck with what to do. John has been incredibly helpful, after just one session we were able to walk him without him having a complete meltdown and his anxiety is improving each day.

Johns help and advice has been invaluable and I will continue to use him for ongoing training.

I would definitely recommend him to anyone

Laura McCory & Blue (Staffordshire Bull Terrier)

This is blue, my now 6 month old staffy puppy!

I first took blue to John because I wanted a dog that was my companion and my best friend. I grew up with staffy dogs and they were always pulling on lead and very reactive towards other dogs and I did not want this for blue.

Since training with John blue has become so good with on the lead walking, her recall and her temperament. John has taught me how to keep training her now her sessions are over, I wouldn’t hesitate to go back if needs be! & would 100% use Vislor boarding for blue if I was to ever go away.

John at Vislor dog training is very reliable and very knowledgeable in training your dog, whether puppy or adult! Would 100% recommend.

Enjoy pictures of blue in her hoodie!

Thank you John for training blue!

Dave the German Shepherd - Malinois cross following Vislor Residential Dog Training - Halesowen

Gail Harris & Dave (German Shepherd x Malinois)

This is our German Shepherd puppy Dave (7 months old). We reached out to John as Dave was extremely reactive on walks, and in the home to the point that I couldn’t control him and meant my husband was walking him on his own as I just couldn’t handle Dave. Joint walking was a no no because the Dave would react to anything and everything including me. Often rearing on his back legs trying to get to people or dogs - Dave couldn’t handle cyclists, joggers, loud cars, motor bikes, dogs or people in general, often barking continuously whilst out on walks.

After our first 1.5 hours with John, Dave was a different puppy. John gave us the tools and know how to enable us to manage Dave on walks. By the end of the first session Dave was manageable and family walks could happen again.

We decided to do a residential with John and we can’t thank him enough for the work and patience John put in with Dave. Dave is a much more relaxed and controllable dog, with us having the support from John to ensure all the hard work and training both John and Dave have done continues and Dave improves. As Dave grows we would like to explore different types of training for Dave with John and Vislor.

If you are thinking of using a dog trainer I would highly recommend John, he is very knowledgeable and experienced, and provides the training, tools and support you need.

John looked after Dave in his home and treated him as one of his own dogs.

Our Dave is a more contented dog now thanks to John.

Charlotte Wall & Bruce (Hungarian Viszla)

John has worked wonders for our Hungarian Viszla, Bruce! We're over the moon with the changes in him.

He used to jump up at anybody that walked through our door. He'd shred any bed you put down for him and he was becoming so unpleasant to walk as he'd pull so much! John helped me to teach Bruce basic manners and for that I'll be forever grateful! 100% recommend his services. Well worth it!

We can now walk him with little effort and have visitors without the stress. As for his bed, we changed it to match the one John used and have had zero problems since.

Very happy customer!

Betsy the St. Berdoodle at Vislor Residential Dog Training - Halesowen

Ben Copson & Betsy (St. Berdoodle)

We entrusted John with our 12 week old St Berdoodle, Betsy, while we went on holiday for two weeks.

John provided us with frequent written, photo and video updates whilst we were away and it was incredible to see the progress he made with Betsy, as well as giving us much needed reassurance that she was happy and safe.

In just two weeks, John has bought Betsy on so much in so many ways. She is now lead walking (in the follow state) brilliantly, her recall is excellent and she is fully toilet trained. Betsy is going to be a big dog and John has laid the foundations to ensure she is disciplined and well-mannered with it.

He welcomed her into his family, treated her as one of his own and we are so grateful for everything he has done, and couldn’t recommend him more.

He even sent Betsy home with a bag of pressies!

Samantha Grant & Nico (German Shepherd)

John is very open and honest knowledgeable trainer who is a pleasure to work with.

Nico my German shepherd puppy was reactive and had no recall he helped us with this and gave me a lot of information to work with and how to carry on at home with Nico it’s gave me the confidence on walks and a pleasure to walk him now I would recommend John highly.

Thank you for everything you have taught me.

Tank the Pocket Bully at Vislor one-to-one Dog training lesson - Halesowen

Dan Okeeffe & Tank (Pocket Bully)

I took my dog (a pocket bully) for a 121 lesson with John, as he was pulling on the lead and walks together weren’t very enjoyable.

The difference made from one lesson is amazing, we now have pleasant walks together that are much more enjoyable for the both of us!

100% recommend John and the Vislor team!

Scrappy the Jack Russel following Vislor Dog Boot Camp - Halesowen

Conrad Lowe & Scrappy (Jack Russel x Pug)

We had contacted many dog trainers, to try & find the best training for our very reactive Jack Russell x Pug (JUG) Scrappy. Which was not going very well.

Then a good friend, who had a dog trained recently, recommended John. After a phone consultation, we had confidence that John was the trainer we were looking for.

We had a 1 hour , one to one training session, which highlighted that scrappy needed a lot of training going forward. John explained the ways in which we could handle the training. We chose to go with the 3 week residential.

John kept us informed every day on progress & how stubborn a dog scrappy is. John's passion & hard work has made a massive progress in scrappy's reactivity. We now have to continue John's excellent training techniques to give scrappy a better , happier & more forfilled future.

If your looking for a quality, informative, professional & caring trainer John & team are the people to go too. Also happy to help with continued advice once home. John is very open , honest & knowledgeable, which is a pleasure to deal with as a client.

Seems as advice from a vet ,that scrappy would probably need to be euthanized because of his behaviour. John has made us very proud on the turn around of scrappy's behaviour, out on the street & at home , as it has given scrappy a positive future.

Thanks again John.

Ellie the Golden Labrador at Vislor Dog Boot Camp - Halesowen

Leah Lacy & Ellie (Golden Retriever)

I booked Ellie in for residential with John for her reactivity when on leash and was provided with frequent updates on her progress.

Handover went great and could see + practice what she'd learnt, back at home we're practicing what she's been taught and not even a week back she's already majorly improved e.g general threshold for reactivity is way down such as not reacting to a dog on the opposite side of the street & able to continue walking rather than freezing. We've even been able to walk through a large group of dogs and there was no barking, which was unthinkable a few weeks ago.

John is still checking in and is there to support even after finishing residential. We'll be keeping up the training and I'll be working with Ellie to help boost her confidence as well but so far the outlook is a lot brighter than it was just a month ago!