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.