One to One Dog Training

We Teach You How to Train Your Dog

For owners wanting a more hands-on approach to their dog training you can book a one-to-one private training session with Travis where you will learn how to train your dog, quickly and easily, no need for months of attending group sessions, our methods are bespoke to your dog training needs.

​One-to-Ones are our preferred method and are useful for almost anyone, from first time dog owners to experienced trainers. We tackle problems head on, unlike many trainers that tend to avoid the problem. We can help with whatever issues you are facing, the most common problems are, pulling on the lead, jumping up, re-call, sitting and waiting, interaction with other dogs. Our aim is to help you to achieve your goals.

Additional costs apply for evening and weekend lessons.

Travis will discuss your dog training and behavioral problems and find out what you would like to achieve, carry out an assessment of the interaction of you with your dog and agree the best training option, teaching you simple practical skills and setting achievable goals for you to work on together at home with your pet.

£ 75

FIRST CONSULTATION/SESSION

£ 50

PER HOURLY SESSION THEREAFTER

A 50% surcharge will apply for evening and weekend lessons or lessons carried out at an alternate venue to our base at Shenstone, Kidderminster, West Midlands.

Vislor Training Options

puppy training advice

Puppy training advice

Our initial 1 hour consultation offers a solid foundation for training your new puppy.

working & sport dog training

Sport dog training

Training dogs for work and sport is our specialty at Vislor - Award winning IPO Trainers

dog boot camp residential training

Residential Dog Training

Our 3 week intensive residential dog training programme - we train your dog for you.

One to One Dog Training Reviews

Howard Jones & Bryn (Spinger/Labrador)

Positive: professionalism, quality, responsiveness, value, reliability

We were referred to Mo at Vislor Dog Training when we were at our wits’ end with our 22 month old Springer/Labrador cross, Bryn, who has a very high prey drive and was off at the slightest scent or sight of wildlife completely deaf to our commands. It is no exaggeration to say that this was the dog’s last chance after eight months of training with two other trainers having had very limited affect.

Three weeks, and two sessions with Mo later; the change is remarkable. Bryn now walks to heel calmly, on and off the lead, and recalls immediately. We are already progressing to more challenging environments with greater distractions, confident that his recall is becoming firmly embedded.

Mo is a very approachable and knowledgeable trainer. He put us at ease immediately, understood our problem, came up with a ‘no nonsense’ solution and put us to work. We left that first session with plenty to practice at home and Mo gave us plenty of back up with phone calls, videos, and messages daily if needed. As a result we could see Bryn developing the ‘following state of mind’ from day one.

Our second session, a fortnight later, built on the progress we had made and we left Mo with a plan, the skills, and the confidence that soon we will have a dog that we can control reliably in all circumstances.

We are now a week further on and we are working through our training plan, safe in the knowledge that Mo is only a phone call or text away if there are any problems or if we want to share the little successes with him! There is still daily improvements and our friends are amazed at how calm and settled Bryn is now.

Alison & Tom (Dachshund)

Positive: professionalism, responsiveness, reliability

Alison & her Dachshund Tom -Vislor 1:1 Dog Training - Oxfordshire

Ash and Sego came to visit today; they have armed me with such simple (but effective) techniques to help my dog, who has been very reactive to everything in recent months. They really understood him, and helped me see where I had been going wrong!

I couldn't believe that we managed to walk with two of their dogs (on and off lead), and my previously very reactive dog, was chilled and happy to be in the wider groups company.

I can't wait to get out and try this on my own!

Alison, Bicester

**Update 10/01/22**

I can't put into words this weekend...

We walked along the beach (a absolute trigger for Tom previously), and he walked pretty much to heel on the lead... my husband said 'its astonishing'

We walked around a country park with my parents (who walked with him Sunday the previous week - and said his behaviour couldn't continue)... who were stunned by his response to other dogs on the walk (ignored them)... they have previously had the dogs, and said it would be a pleasure to have him again (I promise not how they felt the Sunday before!!!)

You've amazed so many... I appreciate we have a lot to build upon... but truly remarkable. We haven't let him off lead, but I feel thats all about setting boundaries, and not running just yet (lets give him a success!!!).

Thank you Ash - you have actually transformed our world and most importantly... Tom is just happier... more tired as he's exploring more... but his body language is happier

Liz Smith & Rolo (Labrador)

Positive: professionalism, quality, responsiveness, value, reliability

Liz Smith & Rolo 1-2-1 Dog Training Vislor - West Mids

We took Rolo our 14 month chocolate Labrador to Travis for 1 to 1 lessons as we realised he was ‘different’ to our previous labradors and we were struggling to get him to respond to any kind of command!

He recognised immediately that he was exciteable and that this could lead to aggression. After one lesson he was walking much better on his lead and taking notice of our commands!

Travis trained us rather than Rolo! We have learnt to keep him calm and controlled (most of the time!)

After 5 lessons we can enjoy walking him on and off the lead!

Paul & Jody (GSD)

Positive: professionalism, quality, responsiveness, value, reliability

Paul & his GSD Jody one-to-one dog training Vislor Oxfordshire

If you need help with your dogs’ behaviour talk to Vislor - you will not be disappointed. Ash and Sego have helped me with my extremely dog to dog reactive German Shepherd. If you have a reactive dog and you’re avoiding places with other dogs, or timing your walks at night, stop messing around and get in touch with Ash.

My dog was hugely dog reactive and whilst training any dog takes a lot of hard work, time and repetition, I was totally amazed by what we achieved in our very first session. Needless to say each session after that has got better and better. I know I’ve got a long road ahead of me but with their support and guidance I have no concerns about getting to where I want to be with Brody.

What’s great about Vislor is they train in real life. In the places you take your dog too. They’re able to bring other dogs in as stooges - all of which are exceptionally well trained and therefore safe to experiment and learn alongside.

I simply cannot rate them highly enough. These guys are absolute professionals who get results.

I can’t thank them enough for what they’ve done for Brody and I.

Ash, Sego & Lorraine - thank you!!

Annalise Wills & Henry

Positive: professionalism, quality, responsiveness, value, reliability

Annalise Wills and her dog Henry

We took our puppy Henry to see Trav with quite a unique case, straight away Trav knew how to handle it and advised the best route to take with Henry. Three sessions later and Henry is where he needs to be for us to continue his training at home.

I couldn’t be happier with the results and would highly recommend Vislor Dog Training Centre. Thanks again.

Daniel Watterson & Milo (Cocker Spaniel)

Daniel Watterson and his Cocker Spaniel Milo

Wish I had taken my cocker spaniel sooner!

Very professional & responsive team from first web contact through to the first session! I had Mo to help me with recall and lead pulling!

Mo talked me through the session and wanted to know about Milo before we started.

I wish I had gone a year ago! It is now a pleasure to walk Milo and everybody who knows him is shocked at the difference after the first session.

Would highly recommend the team!

Daniel Timmings & Bella (GSD)

Positive: professionalism, quality, responsiveness, value, reliability

Daniel Timmings GSD Bella

After only two lessons with Travis we are already seeing a much calmer and obedient dog, he is an exceptional trainer, professional with a warming personality.

We was referred to Vislor and Travis by two previous customers and I fully recommend them to others. Lorraine is also fantastic, very responsive to messages, professional and courteous in all of our dealings.

We can't thank the guys at Vislor for what they've done for us and our four legged friend. Exceptional service.

Alison Burton & Max (GSD)

Alison Buton and her dog Max at Vislor Dog Training - West Midlands.

Our journey with Vislor started around a few months ago. After only a few 1:1 sessions with Travis and the Reactivity Group with Mo we have achieved amazing results, not just with our adorable German Shepherd Max but also ourselves.

The journey is set to continue as we have been inspired and motivated by our own and others results and truly feel part of the Vislor family.

A big thank you and shout out to Lorraine who quietly but very effectively deals with everything in the background. 😍

John B & Bailey

Positive: professionalism, responsiveness, value

Travis Foster with John B and his dog Bailey having one to one training at Vislor Dog Training Center - West Midlands

I have been with Vislor since Bailey was 3 months old (he is now 12 months). Trav is a very professional amazing trainer with the knowledge to match, there’s nothing he don’t know! When we first took Bailey we couldn’t even get him to walk properly on a lead, first lesson and Bailey was walking wonderfully on the lead. He really is helping me achieve my goals with Bailey, working initially on his obedience, and continues to do so.

Having just completed the reactive course Mo, we couldn’t be happier with Baileys progress. Mo is truly a fantastic trainer who has so much passion for what he does, and it really shows.

Despite being part of a group, Mo gives everyone 121 time, and although some of us were at different levels with our training, Mo was able to tailor the training to meet each of our needs. He really goes above and beyond for you!

Would highly recommend the course, it was a lot of fun and hard work, but it’s worth it! Just make sure you do your homework!!

I would recommend Vislor to anyone with a dog who needs help, you honestly can’t get better than these guys!

Richard Mileson & Henry

Positive: professionalism, responsiveness, value

Richard Mileson & his dog Henry One to One Dog Training at Vislor- West Midlands

I was really struggling with my dog despite trying hard and spending lots of time with training. The improvement in behaviour started from the first session with Travis. We still have a long way to go but I feel confident we will get there using the new skills and techniques learnt from Travis.

Thank you to both Travis and Lorraine.

Gaynor Manchester & Reeva (Doberman)

Positive: professionalism, value

Having 5 previous Doberman’s over the years with no problems until this one (Reeva) I would like to thank Travis for his help with Reeva, I bought her at 5 months old and was never trained to walk on the lead, she was so bad she injured the previous owners shoulder with pulling on the lead. I tried for 5 months to try and get her to walk without pulling to no avail. I booked a lesson with Travis as a last resort as I was exhausted with her, I could not believe the difference after one lesson, I had another lesson and now she is a different dog, she actually listens to me now, i can’t recommend Vislor enough don’t struggle book a lesson. I tried positive dog training with reward but found it didn’t suit Reeva all she wanted was food all the time.

Dave Noonan & Bear (6 month GSD)

Positive: professionalism, quality, responsiveness, value, reliability

Dave Noonan and his GSD Bear one to on training vislor

Quite simply the best team of dog trainers out there…. Having spent a lot of time (& money!!) on a few other “dog behaviour experts”— with little result— me and my 6 month old GSD, Bear, started seeing Trav due to Bear’s serious reactivity issues…. Trav is honestly just AMAZING— not only himself a hugely successful/experienced competitor in Dog Sport, but also brimmed full with insights into the world of dog training, canine behaviour and the role of the handler/owner in all of this….!! A genuinely passionate trainer, with an ethos of “fix the problem, not just the behaviour”…. Coming from a background of working in medicine, this approach made so much logical “sense” to me— concepts such as “the following state” soon became central to my own way of thinking about Bear’s reactivity problems…. As a result, I can honestly say that I no longer even think about his reactivity during walks: he either just doesn’t react at all; or I can quickly/effectively manage his reactions on the rare occasions that he does….

I also must mention Mo— who runs the Group Reactivity classes…. This chap literally exudes a deep passion/understanding for dog-training, and it’s contagious…!! Despite the class being in a “group” setting, Mo treats every dog/handler in a different way, tailored to your needs… He also goes WAY above his own commitments, positively asking folk to randomly text/call him “whatever time”, and always gets back: even in the middle of the night….!!

Finally, Lorraine: the one who keeps everything organised, is the “glue” at Vislor…. Not only super-organised, but also always available at the end of the phone to answer any queries you may have….!!

In summary— please don’t waste your time/money anywhere else: the Vislor team is one-of-a-kind, and I’d challenge anyone to find better dog trainers in the U.K…. Cheers Vislor….!!

Fran Henderson & Stella

Positive: professionalism, quality, responsiveness, value, reliability

Fran Henderson and her puppy Stella

Where do I start? My puppy was reactive, to the point I would dread taking her out.... From the first session I felt so much more confident, and she changed straight away, from the advice off Trav, I go every couple of weeks, and the difference in my girl is just WOW!! She is learning so much, as am I!! And we are loving every second of it.

Uncle Mo.... We joined the reactive group, and we are absolutely loving it!! It's fun, you learn so much, and no matter day or night uncle mo is there if you need anything!! My girl is thriving ... Our bond is unbelievable.

Thank god I found vislor!! Because Mo & Trav are truly incredible at what they do.... So if you're struggling, they are the guys you need!! Absolute life savers!! Put the hard work in and you and your dog could be as happy as me and my girl. You won't regret it!! Dream team 👌

Kyle Gayne & Eddie (Labrador cross from Cyprus)

Positive: professionalism, quality, value, reliability

Kyle Gayne & Eddie his black labrador

After just two sessions with Mo, it's like our entire life has changed for the better. Our dog was incredibly reactive and nervous, to the point we struggled to get him to leave the house to even use the garden, let alone walk him. He would pull so hard that he would leave our hands nearly bleeding.

Mo recognised the issues straight away and implemented the right techniques to help us. Two sessions later and we are walking him calmly and with no pulling at all. Mo couldn't do enough for us and was always happy to stay in contact with us between sessions.

I would absolutely recommend Vislor and Mo to anybody at all out there - they have literally improved all of our lives!

Meloney Hughes & Xena (Dutch Herder)

Positive: professionalism, quality, responsiveness

Melony Hughes & her Dutch Herder Xena
Mo is fantastic, we’ve only had one session so far and we’ve already noticed a difference with our dog who was almost impossible to walk! We are doing the homework set and look forward to our next session.

Martine Evans & Lister (Black Lab Mix) & Ronson (Bully)

Positive: professionalism, quality, responsiveness, value, reliability

Lister and Ronson

My two dogs Lister (black lab mix) and Ronson (5 moth old puppy bully) where having issues getting along inside the home, Ronson had a lot of other problems including leash pulling, biting and just a general lack of manners. My other dog Lister was reactive and had always been slow to respond to commands. We had a session with Travis and a session with Mo. Honestly, I am amazed with the change in my dogs, Trav and Mo are brilliant and Mo even managed to get my mum to see why babying her Bully pup was bad which is a miracle in itself. The pup was walking a brilliant heel in minutes. Trav had a dog inches from my reactive boy on day one.

Can't praise these guys enough, they're amazing trainers, very welcoming and friendly, Mo makes a lovely coffee too.

Alisha Khan & Reggie (Pocket Bully)

Positive: professionalism, quality, responsiveness, value, reliability

Alisha & Reggie

I took My pocket bully Reggie to Vislor dog training because he was pulling constantly on the lead, and was ridiculously reactive to people, children and other animals, from the very first session my dog has completely changed, he no longer pulls my arms off and he actually listens to me now, Travis is awesome, really friendly and approachable, never makes you feel like he’s clock watching and you can see he genuinely loves his job.

Thank you so much for everything, Alisha & Reggie

Amar Dhadli & Akela (GSD)

Positive: professionalism, quality, responsiveness, value, reliability

Amar's German Shepherd Dog Akela

Our 4-year-old GSD, Akela, is a wonderful dog, great temperament around people and other dogs… until she is on the lead! Very reactive, pulling and barking at anyone & anything – not aggressively, but for attention. Nonetheless, people just see a German Shepard barking at them and get put off, which really stresses us out walking with her. We tried all kinds of things to stop this and nothing seemed to work. Other trainers were quoting a series of 8 to 10 sessions without even seeing her. Visor was recommended by a fellow dog owner who had very positive results

We had one session with Mo and the change in Akela was remarkable. He explained exactly what WE were doing wrong – the behaviour was not the dog’s fault; we were not just handling her properly. By the end of that single session, Akela was walking by our side calmly ignoring the other people and dogs.

Although it is still early days, we have walked Akela to & from the park already with no pulling or barking – she is like a new dog!

So grateful to Mo & Vislor for helping us… and also not taking advantage. Single lesson, money on the day and gone home with the proper advice we needed.

I would 100% recommend.

Rikki Theodosi & Leila (6 month Samoyed)

Rikki with his 6 month old Samoyed Dog
Had a 1to1 with Mo with our 6month old Samoyed. After 1 lesson she already had become a calmer dog at home and started to listen to me. Fully recommend Mo! Really happy with the progress after day 1. Can't wait to see what's next!

Amy Vowels & Hera (GSD)

Positive: professionalism, quality

Hera Germa Shepherd Dog
Vislor helped me with my reactive GSD Hera. We had 2 sessions and after this we could manage a calm, controlled walk back to the car which previously had been a major problem, she was less reactive out on walks and concentrating on me, listening and more responsive. She has continued to get better and better and my bond with her is stronger every day. My friend recently stayed to dog sit for us and H was equally well behaved for her on her walks with my friend saying she’s like a different dog.

Jessica Murphy & Bella (GSD)

Positive: professionalism, quality, responsiveness, value, reliability

Jessica Murphy & Bella (GSD)

My GSD, Bella is dog reactive. Also taking her anywhere new/exciting is a nightmare; she's like a wild animal! I have had 2 sessions with Travis so far who has been absolutely brilliant! He has been teaching me how to handle Bella in a new place and with other dogs around. I understand that the training is not just about helping Bella but it is also about me, my communication with her, and my handling skills. This will take time but I definitely have more confidence taking her places especially where there are other dogs. Also, a big thank you to Lorraine who is wonderful at answering any queries! I would recommend 1000%!!!

Thank you so much ??

Kate, Sam & Elvis (Jack Russel)

Elvis Jack Russell one-to-one training
Fantastic 1st session with Mo. Mo was very understanding and we can already see a huge difference after just 1 session. Mo offered explanations for behaviours and showed us how to correct them. Would 100% recommend.

George Creed

Mr Creed & Cocker Spaniel one-to-one dog training
I cannot recommend Vislor too highly. I myself have extensive experience in training dogs and as such I can honestly say that Travis Foster is undoubtedly one of the top trainers in the country. I went to him with a recall issue with my working Cocker Spaniel and with his support and knowledge we are now well on the road to correcting this issue

Simon Taylor

Positive: professionalism, quality, reliability

Simon Taylor's dogs
A short to review to say how pleased I am with the training received from Vislor. Travis’s experience and knowledge is second to none, he helped me to understand what it takes to control my dogs and get in sync with them. I cannot recommend him more highly! Thanks so much

Blanka Blage & Dolly

Positive: professionalism

Blanca Blage and her dog Dolly - one to one dog training.

Mo is a professional trainer and in the first 30 minutes he taught me how to apply essential rules in dog training. Dolly was very receptive and from the first day she changed her attitude, from a very nasty dog ​​to a quiet one in first day. I know it's just the beginning, but it looks very promising! Thank you!

Lily Styche

Positive: professionalism, quality, responsiveness, value, reliability

I have been training with travis from vislor for a little while now with my Doberman. All I can say is if you are looking for top class instructors and unbelievable results then Vislor is the place.

Phillipa Garbett & Kane (7 month Rottweiler)

Positive: professionalism, quality, responsiveness, value, reliability

KAne 7 month old Rottweiler
I contacted Vislor for help with my 7 month old Rottweiler puppy, Kane. Although only young, his size and strength was making life extremely difficult for the family. We had a 1:1 training session with Mo whose clear and knowledgeable explanations of the approaches I needed to use were great. He taught me techniques, and gave me the confidence to implement them. Even after just our first session the changes are unbelievable. It is actually enjoyable to take Kane out for walks now, without him pulling and trying to jump up on other dogs. He is calmer and less destructive in the house, and we now have a much better relationship. Kane also seems happier now that he is fitting into the family more successfully. Thank you so much Mo.

Kate Southern & Buddy (Labrador/GSD)

Positive: professionalism, quality, responsiveness, value, reliability

Buddy
I have completed 2 sessions with Travis at Vislor dog training and have been absolutely blown away by the change it has made. Buddy was becoming difficult to take out in public at 11 months old due to pulling on the lead and reacting to other people and dogs so we knew he needed help. From the beginning, Travis worked out what training strategy would be best for him, and within 30 minutes of the first session Buddy was walking at my side without pulling. He is now able to go out on walks in public without reacting to other people or dogs, and I can’t thank you enough for this. Lorraine was also really helpful in answering many of my questions before training and they definitely make a great team. Thank you so much for all of your help, I cannot recommend you enough to anyone looking for a top quality dog trainer.

Nat Birley & Zak (GSD)

Positive: professionalism

Nat Birley one to one training with her German Shepherd Zak

Had our 1-2-1 with Trav a few weeks ago to get help with Zaks reactivity and for some training for me in handler skills- clear guidance and support and left the end of that session feeling more confident in my handling techniques and a clear plan of action. Fast forward 3 weeks and Zak has stopped lunging at other dogs and for the first time I feel comfortable walking him knowing I have control.

We enjoyed the session so much we have just completed our third and intend to keep going- learning more and more after each session going beyond what we sought initial help for and looking forward to starting to progress into some obedience work!

Now enjoying being with Zak and not on edge every time we go outside. Zak has guidance he needs so he is less stressed and so, hopefully, enjoys his time with me too!

Cannot recommend Trav and Mo enough. Clear advice, supportive and works with what you are comfortable with and no pressure at all. Communication through Lorraine is great, who is on hand to answer questions outside of the training sessions.

Rachel Wickens & Ruben (18 month GSD)

Rachel and Ruben GSD 1-1 dog training

Took my 18month GSD for a 1:1 session with Mo. Cannot fault his work/ help. Very detailed explanations of techniques and clearly very experienced. For the first time I felt confident and in control of my dog. Within the first lap of the training field I could already see the difference. I now feel confident and capable enough to practice the techniques given at home too. I would 100% would recommend Mo/ Vislor.

A massive thankyou, from Rachel & Ruben.