Vislor - Leicestershire Dog Trainer Rich

Leicester

Over 15 years experience training working dogs.

Canine First Aid and Welfare qualifications.

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Vislor Dog Training - Stoke Golding, Leicestershire

Based in Stoke Golding, Vislor Leicester is centrally located, and easily accessible from Hinckley, Burbage, Leicester and Lutterworth.

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Rich - Vislor Dog Trainer

Rich - Vislor Dog Trainer

Rich has over 15 years' experience of training working dogs and has competed in IGP Dog Sport for 10 years. He is twice winner of the IGP National Championships, has won three team GB selection trials, and has competed at the World Championships in France.

Rich is a qualified animal first aider, achieved a Canine Behaviour Training Diploma (with Distinction) and has experience training and conditioning working dogs at the highest level. Rich is an active member of Team Marches Dog Sport and is an experienced IGP training decoy. He has also worked with show line GSDs to help prepare them for the obedience and bite work phases of their competitions.

Dogs that stay with Rich during Vislor residential training do so within a family environment. They will live within the family home for the duration of the stay and have opportunity to socialise with his wife and two children, along with their Miniature Poodle and German Shepherd.

Rich and his family really are dog focused; his wife Jen works onsite as a professional dog groomer and is training her Poodle in the sport of agility.

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Location & opening hours

  • Address:52 Ryelands Crescent, Stoke Golding CV13 6EP
  • 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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Leicester Training Reviews

Sophie & Nalla (Cockapoo)

I was struggling with potty training, crate training, recall among other things with my new puppy.

She went for a 5 week boarding training with Richard. I am very impressed with the progress she has made in all the areas l was struggling with. I had regular updates during her stay with Richard and felt confident that she was being well looked after.

The hand over at the end of the training was thorough and not rushed.

I highly recommend Richard and Vislor dog training.

Marlin the Sproodle dog following Vislor Dog Boot Camp Training - Leicestershire

Ella Underwood & Marlin (Sproodle)

Rich was fantastic training our dog Marlin.

Marlin was a real scavenger for anything on the floor and pulled on the lead. He has come back a much better trained dog and now we don't fear him eating something harmful on every walk which has made our dog walks a more pleasant.

Rich was excellent with sending updates during the training and was prompt with answering all our questions throughout and also after. He provided a thorough handover and has followed up to check in on how Marlin has been since returning.

Rich was very proffesional and his training and techniques have really helped our dog.

Ozzy the German Shepherd at Vislor Dog Boot Camp - Leicestershire

Tracey Ridgeway-Sanderson & Ozzy (German Shepherd)

Ozzy is the second GSD we have sent to Rich for residential training. Ozzy was an absolute maniac in the house. He would go from 0 to 10, in terms of excitement, in seconds. Traits of jumping all over the furniture, over excited playing with our other dog and jumping up at the 6’ fence our garden in reaction to the neighbours dogs. On walks, he would lunge and bark at other dogs from 50 meters away. He would also react to statues and leaves in people front gardens.

Fast forward 3 weeks……after daily updates, I had a very thorough handover at a local park full of dogs followed by a session at the training ground with both my dogs. We now have a more relaxed dog, in the house and on walks. No more jumping on the sofa and overly excited playing. Ozzy now walks great on a loose lead, with minimal but manageable reactions to other dogs. Walks are becoming more enjoyable every day. He even comes into work with me and loves the fuss. Rich has left us with the knowledge and skillset to continue with Ozzy’s training which is evident every day.

I’d say that Rich is a wizard, but the reality is he is a very experienced and knowledgeable trainer and handler. We honestly can’t thank him enough for his hard work and dedication that has resulted in a dog that now has potential to be perfect.

A massive thank you to both Vislor and Rich. Both of which are highly professional, approachable and understanding with any questions along the way. We still have comms with Rich should we need any further advice in the future.

Tracey Ridgeway-Sanderson & Chewie (German Shepherd)

Rich had our dog Chewie for a 3 week residential.

The difference is unbelievable and Chewie now enjoys walks in all situations and environments. Obviously there is still work to be done but Rich has laid the foundations and given us the tools to continue this training.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Rich or Vislor to anyone.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again….. thank you Rich, you have transformed Chewie’s lifestyle! 🤙🏻

Julia Golinska & Nacho (Maltese)

I have contacted Vislor having issues with my Maltese’s reactivity towards new people and dogs. I felt really hopeless with my doggo’s behaviour and going walks or new places was really stressful for both of us.

After just few training sessions with Rich I started to see extreme improvements. We are now able to go for peaceful walks and we don’t have to avoid dogs on our way.

My dog is now much calmer, listens better and walks heel nicely. I will definitely continue to work with Rich and Vislor for as long as needed.

I am extremely grateful for all the help and guidance and I highly recommend them to everyone!

Freddy the black Labrador

Terrence Collins & Freddy (Labrador)

Put my labrador in for training

Rich is a genuine man it's all about the dog training

You get regular text's and video's

Would highly recommend 👌

Beau the Border Collie & Husky cross with Vislor's Leicestershire trainer Rich following Vislor Residential Dog Training Course

Nic Clarke & Beau (Border Collie x Husky)

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC !!!

I can’t express how pleased we are with the training Beau received from Richard. He worked absolute wonders in the 3 weeks he was with him.

We have gone from a dog that was so reactive on the lead that I wouldn’t take him to popular places or at busy times because I looked like I had an out of control crazy savage flailing on the end of the lead.

Now walks are pleasurable with loose lead walking and a self controlled Beau around other dogs. The level of manners in our home and the ability to send him to a mat to lay down until we release him has made a massage difference to our 4 dog home.

I highly recommend the investment!

Nigel the Cockapoo at Vislor Residential Dog Training - Leicestershire

Krissie Towers & Nigel (Cockapoo)

I cannot recommend Rich highly enough! Really lovely and extremely knowledgeable guy who has worked wonders for my dog.

My dog became extremely reactive and showed signs of aggression when he turned 2. I tried lots of different trainers, with no success, before I came across Vislor dog training.

My dog did the residential training with Rich and came back so much calmer, happier and no longer reacts to dogs or people. He has now started his training to become a therapy dog, successfully visiting several care facilities over the last few weeks - something I never could have dreamed of before the training.

Rich kept me updated with photos and videos throughout the training and has checked in with me since having my dog back. He’s extremely supportive and helpful in explaining the training and ensuring I could implement everything successfully at home. I would not hesitate to recommend Rich to anyone needing help with their dog!

Willow the Malinois at Vislor One-to-One Dog Training - Leicestershire

Shannon Throop & Willow (Belgian Malinois)

I have a 2 year old belgian mali called willow, 5 months ago she was attacked by two little dogs in the middle of a main road. After the attack willow became nervous on the lead and behavior problems kicked in with any small dogs we came close to which became dangerous because not only did I have willow but a pushchair with my 1 year old in.

After doing a lot of searching and calling other trainers I found Rich. After a hour of training with Rich willow became my well behaved mali again, I have continued her trained and today we walked past 7 dogs 4 of the dog were reactive but willow remained focused.

I have my bond back with willow and dog walks are a lot more enjoyable and relaxed.

Thank you to Rich and the team for helping me you have truly been a life saver.

Yogi the German Shepherd following Vislor Residential Training - Leicestershire

Dave, Jill & Yogi (German Shepherd)

Yogi is our fifth GSD puppy since we were married in 1972. We socialised and trained our previous pups ourselves with no problems, but, as the saying goes “AND THEN CAME YOGI !!!”

Despite months of hard work trying all sorts of training techniques – including sessions with Kennel Club Trainers – we were exhausted and Yogi still pulled like a sled dog everywhere. He was reactive to everything from cars, people, dogs, animals down to ants and spiders !!!

We had to shut him away when friends came, or hang on to his lead to curb his over excitement to welcome them – needless to say they stopped visiting!

He was a very attractive puppy and we dreaded the words “Is he friendly” or “Can I say hello” when we took him out. We were at our wits end when some friends who are involved in the dog world said “You need Trav at Vislor.” We have never looked back.

We contacted Lorraine and arranged a One to One with Trav. After just one session we had more knowledge and understanding of Yogi’s problems and felt we were moving forward. Unfortunately the constant pulling and lunging took its toll on both my elbows, so we decided Vislor Residential should be the way forward for us.

Of course we were uneasy about letting Yogi go and initially felt as if we were letting him down. Lorraine’s advice was “Just go and meet Rich.” Which we did. Rich was a breath of fresh air in a world of problems. He is a softly spoken man with a quiet confidence that inspires dogs and people. After a few minutes we knew we could entrust Yogi into his care with no worries or misgivings. We discussed our hopes and aims for Yogi and Rich told us in detail how he planned to tackle them.

While Yogi was with Rich and his family we received almost daily videos and updates on Yogi’s progress which kept us happy and confident. Rich’s whole family obviously became involved in the training as did his own GSD Loki. (Yogi could learn from the master)

After three weeks we had a partial handover to explain all Yogi’s training in detail followed by a final handover at home and around the local area. Rich explained everything he had done, all the commands and how to consolidate and move on. We know he is there if we have any concerns. He has been in contact regularly since Yogi’s return with advice and support. We know Rich has our back in our journey with Yogi.

Rich has changed our lives and Yogi’s. In Yogi’s first week back we visited the Clent Hills, our local woods, Stourport, the very busy Harborne High Street and many other places. We had a meal on the riverside at Bewdley with Yogi calmly sitting next to us. We now search out dog friendly places and Yogi is part of the family in a way we thought would never happen. Jill has started walking him which was previously impossible. He is far more obedient and sensible at home.

Although during our initial planning with Rich we had specific goals (recall, loose leash walking, people skills) we have realised that Rich’s training has given Yogi general good manners e.g. he gets in and out of the car calmly and safely now. There are 101 other things that make life easier, happier and less stressful for us and Yogi.

Rich has given us an excellent base on which to build and we are working hard to reinforce the excellent training Yogi has received from him. We will be taking Rich’s advice for our next steps and I am sure Yogi will be back in Rich’s capable hands whenever we go on holiday so that he can consolidate and move on.

Without Lorraine, Travis, and especially Rich I don’t know where we would be – or more importantly where Yogi would be now.

Thankyou Rich for all your hard work with Yogi. You have changed his life and ours.

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