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.

ALL VISITS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

For the safety of yourselves and others, we kindly ask that you do not bring children to meetings & lessons.

Vislor Training Options

One to One Dog Training Reviews

Becky Magee & Nala (German Shepherd)

Darrel has been brilliant helping with our German Shepherd Nala.

She was reactive with most dogs making my life extremely difficult to take her out particularly on my own. Within two lessons with Darrel, Nala is so much better and her reactivity issues are no more! She now comes everywhere with us including busy pubs with lots of other dogs and she is amazing.

Couldn’t recommend enough, has helped us out so much and made my life so much easier.

Angie H. & Ice (American Bully)

Ice (American Bully) at Vislor One-to-One Dog Training.

On my search for a dog trainer I came across Vislor Dog training. I called and spoke with a lady called Lorraine who explained the types of dog training they do. I explained why I needed training and the type of dog I have. Lorraine said yes we can help, she sent me a link to their website. Oh 'wow', as soon as I looked at the website and read the reviews, I was excited to book my dog in.

I met Travis who assessed my dog and gave me an education in dog behaviour & explained about socialising , over socialising . Reactive behaviour and how to deal with it & suggested methods which would be helpful.

I did a follow up after following guidance.. fantastic results. I am truly impressed and so glad I came across these lovely professional people. Very reasonably priced. Money well spent.

I would definitely recommend this company.

Charlotte Miller & Loki (German Shepherd)

After one session we saw improvements with our pup Loki. He was a nightmare for pulling on the lead, reactive to other dogs and people and wouldn't listen to us.

He now walks lovely on his lead and acts like a gentleman at the door for visitors. We're not near done, but the progress we've seen in such a short time has been lovely!

David & Jane Lapham – Max (Weimerana)

Vislor Trainer Ashley Foster with Max the Weimerana following private dog training session.

Ash has worked wonders with Max!

We could not have imagined this pic 3 weeks ago. It is a case of learning what we needed to do to teach what is acceptable behaviour.

Walking is now a much more relaxed affair and we can have visitors to the house.

Still a way to go but I believe with help from Ash anything is possible

Wayne Morris, Missy & Otto (Sighthounds)

Couldn't fault the way he worked with us and his general philosophy.

He spent more time with us than we paid for and offered a number of ideas to train our two dogs. Unsurprisingly his ideas have worked and both animals have responded well. Life with them outside our home is much easier and far more rewarding.

I was surprised that he never made us feel responsible (as a result of our failings) for the behaviour of our charges. He saw things as they were and offered positives to move forward. Whilst he stressed that he is always happy to revisit to offer more help, he isn't a serial attendee at our expense. He seems happiest when his advice leads to results and there is no further need for him to return (and charge us again for his services).

His fees were in line with others we approached but most of these suggested that the work would be ongoing and involve continued payments. He has visited us once and our dogs are manageable as a result of his advice.

His success has not made him a great deal richer but has made our lives with our pets far more rewarding.

I cannot offer enough praise and thanks.

Karen Bailey & Sheba (German Shepherd)

German Shepherd Sheba at Vislor One-to-One Dog Training - Tamworth

I contacted Vislor , speaking to Lorraine , who was very helpful and friendly to ask about Vislor Training. Frankie came to my house and we discussed my dog - character, behaviour , previous training.

Frankie was very thorough and also fully explained the training used by Vislor. Ensuring I was happy with everything. We went on a walk so we could try the method with my dog and gained a postive result really quickly. Slack lead rather than tight.

We'll continue to practice and have help from Frankie.

Rob & Hunter (German Shepherd)

Rob and his German Shepherd Dog Hunter - Vislor One-to-One Dog Training - West Midlands.

I don’t normally leave reviews unless something is truly awful or if something stands out as excellent and exceeding my expectations. I can certainly say in this case it’s the latter.

After just one training session with Travis, he was quickly able to identify some of my short comings as a handler. We worked on gaining control of my 5 year rescue GSD on the lead, walking at the heel with out pulling. This was done remarkably quick.

The difference is night and day, he is now walking perfectly on the lead. I’m already booked in for further sessions as Hunter has other issues which need to be managed.

It’s obvious within in minutes of speaking to Travis that he’s an expert.

I can’t recommend Vislor dog training enough, it’s well deserved 5/5 from me.

Shay Mart & Piper (Kerry Blue Terrier)

Piper the Kerry Blue Terrier - Vislor One-to-One Dog Training - West Midlands

We booked in to have some one on one training lessons with Trav for our 5 month old Kerry Blue Terrier Piper. We had already booked in a 3 week residential stay with Tom & Sharne prior to this but we needed some help while we waited for that to begin (which is this weekend) Lorraine sorted it all out for me and she couldn’t of been more helpful and understanding.

We had 3 lessons with Trav in total and the change has been amazing. He’s helped so much. She is such a lovely natured and friendly dog but she was an absolute nightmare around the home. She’s so excitable. Counter surfing, barking at everything. Her barking got so bad it was affecting her toilet training because we kept having to drag her in the house before she had done her business. That could be at 6am or 11pm.

The methods Trav has taught me has improved her barking massively. And just her manners in general. Such an improvement. She still try’s it on but she actually listens to me now while before it was like I was talking to a brick wall! Trav teaches something called ‘the following state’ which has just made her much more attentive. She’s still got a long way to go with walking on the lead etc. But that isn’t what I booked the lessons for. I booked the lessons so we could get some kind of normality and calm at home.

I can’t wait too see what she’s like when she gets back from her residential stay!

Couldn’t recommend Vislor enough!

Lewis Cozens & Zuko (Spaniel)

Zuko the Spaniel, Vislor One-to-One Dog Training - West Midlands

I cannot thank Trav and the team enough for the training they provided.

Our dog had done lots of training, and was generally well behaved l, however he had a tendancy to just bolt if off the lead and would chase any birds he could find.

After 3 sessions with Trav we now have a dog who is off lead happy and doing so much better all round.

Pauls Lippitt & Ruby (Labrador)

Frankie was really helpful with a Labrador, Ruby, who really pulls on the lead or harness. After mere minutes she was walking to heel and the walk was so enjoyable. Frankie gave us tips throughout the session on how to correct her behaviour and gave us a plan for the next week to practice.

Already Ruby is relaxed on walks and we are excited about walking her rather than dreading the walk. This means that with our babies, the pushchair or even friends walking her; we know we will have confidence that she won't pull.

Thank you.

Brad Slaughter & Poppy (German Shepherd)

German Shepherd Dog Poppy - Vislor One-to-One Dog Training - West Midlands

We took our German Shepard puppy to Vislor Dog Training as they had been recommended to us by another trainer. Both myself and Charlotte were very impressed with Trav’s knowledge and the sessions we received. Trav has equipped us with the right knowledge and advice to help us train our puppy. She isn’t perfect but she’s heading in the right direction.

Can’t recommend Vislor dog training enough well worth the money.

James Carter & Luna (Labrador Cross)

Home visit by Rich was amazing. We talked over our problems with our dog Luna and he then proposed how to remedy the issues. Within the same lesson Luna was then on the way to being heal trained and a plan set out (at our speed) for her recall training.

Rich went above and beyond what I expected from the first session and we will booking more sessions at the training ground when we have mastered the heal training.

Highly recommend.

Tim Lewis & Beau (Malinois)

Tim Lewis and his Malinois Beau at Vislor Dog Training - West Midlands

If you love your dog and want the very, very best for them - go and see Travis and Vislor.

He teaches you in a relaxed, non judgemental way, encourages and doesn't mince his words when necessary - which we needed!

If there was another star, I'd have given it.

Utsanee Phalee & Luna (American Bully)

American Bully Luna - 1-to-1 Dog Training at Vislor - Leicestershire.

Had a great experience with Vislor dog training and Rich ..... I went for obedience training and general behaviour with Luna who is a American Bully puppy and the improvements have been dramatic, from pulling like a maniac to now casually walking by my side.

Recall work and general character and manners have vastly improved as she was a high energy puppy and we will be back soon to continue Lunas progression in what we see fit for the next step.

All in all a great experience and highly recommend 👍

Thankyou Rich from James & Luna 🐾

Lauren Griffiths & Crunchie (American Bully)

Lauren Griffiths and family with their dog Crunchie

If you get the opportunity to train with Trav then I would 100% recommend you do! I honestly cannot put into words the difference Trav has made to my approach to training. The change in my dog has been incredible and we can now do things with ease that I'd have never thought possible or even attempted previously.

We thoroughly enjoy our sessions and am super thankful for all the knowledge that Trav has passed on.

Massive thanks from me and Crunchie 🐶🐾💖

Benjamin Whitehouse & Milo (Cocker Spaniel)

Just had my second lesson with Trav today and I cannot speak too highly of his approach and expertise. My dog has been struggling with basic obedience training and in his interactions with other dogs. But after Trav’s guidance and advice, he has made considerable progress already. Not only is he less reactive when seeing other dogs on walks, but I feel as though I have the tools and knowledge to now continue his training and have no doubt I will continue to see massive improvements.

Anyone considering one to one training with their own dog should look no further!

Kelly & Bailey

Couldn’t recommend vislor enough before contacting them I went to another trainer (company) who was ok but couldn’t really sort any of the problems I was having. I then booked in with vislor and they gave me the tools to control the issues I was having they educated me on how to take my training to the next level. I couldn’t be happier with the results. Bailey and I still train every chance we get.

Angela Hunt & Balloo (Malinois x GSD)

Balloo (Malinois x German Shepherd) at Vislor Residential Dog Bootcamp - Oxfordshire

Vislor has been amazing!

Ash has been supporting my husband and I with our Malinois x GSD puppy and his experience and professionalism have been superb. He loves our pup as much as we do and cares for him as if he was his own. He's supported us with both training and behavioural advice for both our pup and us. This has been invaluable as it means we can carry on the training.

I can't recommend the entire team within Vislor enough and would advise anyone to try them!

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 & Brody (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….!!