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.
Small additional costs apply for evening and weekend lessons or lessons carried out at an alternate venue to our base at Shenstone, Kidderminster, West Midlands, we also have an indoor training facility at Essington, Wolverhampton, this will be quoted upon your enquiry.
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.
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. We also have an indoor training facility at Essington, Wolverhampton, this will be quoted upon your enquiry.
One to One Dog Training Reviews
Nicola & Django (Mali/GSD)
David, Courtney & Cassie (11 month GSD)
Jane & Lottie
I attended training with Travis, as my 2 year old dog pulled on the lead every time we went for a walk which made the walks tiring and less enjoyable for us both. He explained in such a way as to make me believe in myself that I was the one who could ultimately take control of the walks, and that my dog would respond. He advised a grip collar, that has worked wonders for both of us, as it corrects the dog by a flick of the lead, and informs the dog that she has done wrong when straining on her lead.
I admit, I found it difficult to carry out the corrections at first, and Travis encouraged me by training me, rather than my dog, to be more instructive towards her, and make my corrections clear to her when she needed them. I also asked his advice on recall techniques, and again, his advice has so far, worked, and we are making progress on that.
I would highly recommend him as a trainer, he has given me a great amount of patience, not the dog, as it is the owner who I believe, really needs to be trained, and he has given me the tools to work with to enjoy my dog for many years to come.
Yuka & Lufia – GSD
I just wanted to say Thank you to Travis! I really enjoyed second lesson,too! That helped me and my dog Lufia a lot! My dog is completely different dog now! She has been quite good with my daughter and my daughter could handle Lufia and could hold her leash when walk, but I couldn't trust my dog 100% as Lufia has big problem with cats! Sometimes bark at dogs in her territory, too... So I couldn't let my daughter to hold Lufia's leash anywhere she wanted. However, Oneday, I'm sure I will able to be trust Lufia with my daughter because after the lesson today, I took Lufia to walk in my village and met a cat but she didn't even think about bark at the cat! She looked the cat and just ignored! I couldn't believe it and was so proud of her!
Our partnership getting stronger everyday and I learned from Travis a lot! I wish I could meet him when my dog was puppy. I will continue to practice with my dog and I would like to have another lesson when I'm ready for next step. Thank you very much!
I highly recommend Vislor dog training to anybody, anydog, any age xxx
Karl & Luna – GSD Puppy
Travis is the best dog / person trainer I have ever encountered or knew existed. I cannot stress enough if you simply need assistance with your first ever dog or have an issue you are baffled to remedy, Travis is the man to see. I will quickly outline the issue I had, and you may be able to relate to it. I hope you find it useful.
I have had Labradors before and have successfully trained them to a basic household pet level so I thought I would be able to handle any dog related situation. My fiancé and I were looking for a new dog to join our family (and our 8 year old cocker - perfectly trained) and after some local burglaries we decided to get a German Shepherd Puppy (Luna). We did everything text book with her, from puppy school, to socialisation and our dog walker introduced her to several dogs every day. Luna absolutely loved our cocker and all the dogs she walked with everyday. We knew she had a level of nervousness with new situations and new dogs (typical of German shepherds) but this escalated quite dramatically. She went from avoiding new dogs, to barking to outright charging at them. At 9 months she weighs 28K, is strong and very intimidating. I am 6 foot and weigh 16 stone and I struggled to hold her. My fiancé was pulled over and hurt herself.. My dad no longer comes around to the house as Luna would knocked him to the ground to greet him.
We have paid hundreds of pounds in hiring behaviourists to help us (we tried two) and even though I agree with their methods (and I was already doing most of them) – something was not gelling. I could make Luna walk to heel using treats and clicker but something wasn’t right. She was never relaxed, always manic – the best way to describe it would be imagine a 8 year old child who had drank nothing but fizzy pop and eaten sweets all day. I could go on but the situation had become so bad we had started the conversation of possibly rehoming – something we did not want to do. Then we stumbled upon Travis on the internet and I will never look back. As soon as you turn up to the training ground you know this is an organisation that will deliver. Proper equipment and a fenced off area and it just screams professionalism.
Travis spent a good time on my first visit (Friday 17th January 2020) just talking me through the psychology of a German Shepherd and even though I knew some of it, I was surprised with how much I was unaware of. What I loved about Travis is that he made it clear there is no magic bullet, but just learning the tools on how to deal with situations and reinforcing the correct behaviours in Luna. Then he took be to the field and showed me how to walk her properly. In under fifteen minutes Luna was almost working perfectly and was not pulling. I couldn’t believe it. More than this, Luna was calm and happy. I had taken control and for the first time in nine months Luna was comfortable in her own skin. Then Travis introduced his own dog and I expect all hell to break loose. But it didn’t. Travis walked me through what to do and I was staggered with the results. It was the same Luna, but she was happy to let me control the situation.
Now that I have got Luna home, I have walked over 8 miles in two days and its been the best walks I’ve ever had with any dog. I have walked past dogs, cats and children playing football and it was easy. Because I knew what to do.
There is still a lot of work to do but I feel confident and empowered that I can do this. I can’t believe I even considered rehoming Luna.
Thank you Travis.