Vislor Dog Training - Stoke Golding, Leicestershire
Based in Stoke Golding, Vislor Leicester is centrally located, and easily accessible from Hinckley, Burbage, Leicester and Lutterworth.
Meet Team Vislor - Leicester
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 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.
Location & opening hours
- Address:52 Ryelands Crescent, Stoke Golding CV13 6EP
- 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.
Leicester Training Reviews
Claire Tidey & Reggie (Vizsla)
Rich is a god send!
We have tried to train Reggie ourselves a number of times to be calmer, walk better on the leads and with recall. Another big issue was distractions of any kinds, people, dogs… a leaf.
We were a bit anxious sending him away for three weeks but Rich setting was perfect having both dogs and kids and Reggie being in his house. He was also brilliant when he was there. We got regular pictures and updates and when I was missing him Rich didn’t seem at all annoyed with my texts!
We’ve had reggie back for a week now and both of us are in shock with the improvements. Outside the house he’s a totally different dog. Obedient, no pulling, hasn’t reacted once to another dog and following all the training commands. Inside the house, though still a bit of work for us to do, Rich has set such brilliant standards and a baseline for Reggie that now it’s just practice and every day he’s getting better and better.
We do have a second dog who we always thought was a dream but seeing what Rich had done with Reggie now considering sending her.
100% recommend to anyone considering using Rich - our hopes and expectations have been far surpassed.
Chris Ramsdale & Bessie (Labrador)
Our Labrador Bessie was almost impossible to walk on a lead and extremely reactive around other dogs. We tried multiple trainers to help us, but no success.
I then looked into residential training and got in touch with Rich. He was able to show us some of his training techniques and explained to us what he could do for Bessie.
Bessie eventually stayed with Rich and his family for 3 weeks, and we received almost daily updates on her progress. When we collected her, we was completely amazed at her transformation.
We can now walk her comfortably and she stays by my heel perfectly. Also, she now no longer reacts aggressively to other dogs either.
I cannot recommend Rich enough! The work he has done has completely changed our lives from being dog owners who had to walk their dog at night and couldn't visit busy places, to having a very well behaved and wonderful family dog.
Claire – Miranda & Giannis (Greek Rescue Dogs)
Two of our Greek rescue dogs (Miranda and Giannis)are just back from a residential with Rich. Rich has done an amazing job with them!
Miranda was definitely the dog we had the most issues with as she is a very anxious and nervous dog and highly reactive to other dogs as a result, whereas Giannis is an excitable pup! Going for walks with Miranda was really stressful as she would go nuts if she saw another dog - even from a distance. Giannis would copy her behaviours so it was a nightmare with the two of them!
Rich completely understood Miranda and her anxious nature so worked really hard with her to get her more comfortable around other dogs. So much so that she was absolutely fine to be with his dogs, and he got her to the point where she could be relaxed even if another unknown dog was close by. Giannis is so much more obedient since the residential, particularly on the lead where he definitely has the ‘following state of mind’ now thanks to Rich.
We really can’t thank Rich enough for all the training and help he’s given us and the dogs! He’s absolutely brilliant with them and just totally gets their personality and what training they respond to best. It was clear when we picked them up from him that they had such a bond with him, and that was so lovely to see.
I had absolutely no problem with the dogs being away with Rich for 3 weeks as I knew they were in completely safe hands. Rich was great at keeping in touch and updating us on their progress whilst they were with him. He’s also brilliant at offering advice since their residential.
It’s been a joy to see Miranda, who was riddled with anxiety at the start of the residential, being a much more relaxed dog.
We’ll definitely continue to work with Rich as I really enjoy training the dogs.
Thanks so much Rich!
Iain Mcfadzen & Nyx (German Shepherd)
Rich from Vislor was fantastic.
He talked us through exercises we could do with Nyx to get her paying attention on walks, pointed out the small mistakes we were making, and suggested other steps we could take beyond that if we were still struggling later.
He didn't try to push further sessions on us as he didn't feel we needed them, and invited us to send him questions if we had any.
Nyx became 50% better walking on her lead pretty much over the course of one session and has further improved with more training work since then.
Taking her out is fun again!
Simon Taylor & Mali (Belgian Malinois)
When were looking for somewhere to place our Belgian Shepherd for the duration of a holiday, Vislor were very easy to talk to, their processes and helpfulness immediately put us at ease. They recommended Rich as being particularly suited to our dog and they were spot on!
Rich had our dog for 3 weeks and we agreed he would concentrate on loose leash walking and precision obedience. We were kept updated with regular progress reports and videos, the dog was clearly happy with Rich and his family.
The results have been fantastic, not just the aspects Rich worked on, other details of obedience are better on account of she is now so ultra attentive.
Thanks Rich and Vislor!
Caroline Moraes & Louie (Working Cocker)
Rich is a great trainer! Louie’s reactivity has improved significantly and we can’t thank Rich enough.
Tracey Ridgway-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!
John Hudson & Gus (Lakeland Terrier)
One session with Rich certainly improved my Lakeland terrior's walking on a loose lead, no need for harness or halti now and no pulling
Joan Wentworth & Sandy (Poodle)
My poodle Sandy , stayed at the home of Rich the trainer and his family for 2 weeks in October, while I had an operation.
He was very well looked after and fitted in well with the family environment.
Rich did some training and socialising him, also sending me very regular updates and videos of Sandy, his settling in and progress with his training, which was very reassuring.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Rich and this site. Good communication and your dog in safe hands. Jo
Jonathan Ward & Romi (German Shepherd)
Can't recommend Vislor highly enough.
Trav, Lorraine and Rich have been there to offer help, advice and support through the first few turbulent months of us owning a German Shepherd puppy!
Rich has not only done puppy training lessons with us on site, but he has done a home visit and is always available to message and phone at any time of day to talk through any problems or issues we have!
Vislor are a fantastic team and we will continue to use them as our puppy gets older so we stay on top of the training regime!