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Dog Boot Camp Residential Training

We offer Residential Dog Training from our centres located in Salisbury, Bicester, West Bromwich, Burton upon Trent, Leicester, Tamworth & Coventry.

We offer a pickup and drop-off service for clients in the Greater London Area .

We Train Your Dog for You

Our Dog Boot Camp Residential Training is a custom package where a dog can stay in our home or clean and comfortable kennels for a minimum of three weeks, whilst spending every day and as much time as is necessary with the Vislor Dog Training Team addressing general obedience needs such as:

  • Following State of Mind
  • Reward & Correct
  • Reactivity towards people, other dogs, livestock – anything that moves!
  • Recall
  • Correct socialisation and behaviour
  • Loose lead walking
  • Good manners – threshold training and travelling
  • Crate, place and bed training
  • How to engage with your dog – tricks, commands, and play
  • Correct use of training equipment.

Your dog will also have plenty of exercise and interaction with our own dogs.

We provide progress reports to keep you updated and reassured that your pet is safe and well. We do record video clips and publish them on our social media channels. If you would prefer that your dog does not appear on our social media channels, then please do let us know at the time of booking.

How Residential Dog Training Works

The minimum duration of our Dog Residential Training package is three weeks, with 40% of fee payable upon booking and the balance either before or on the day of the stay, before we take your dog.

You can meet with one of our trainers for a chat prior to booking residential dog training so that you can be confident in leaving your pet with us. This also enables us an opportunity to assess the suitability of your dog for this type of training.

During our initial meeting, we will assess your dog, and draw up a bespoke training programme that will ensure that the problems you have highlighted to us will be dealt with.

Handover Session

An inclusive handover session will be carried out when the residential dog training is complete. It is beneficial to do the handover at your home so that you can assess your dog’s progress within its own environment (travel expenses to and from your home will apply). We will show what has been achieved, go with you on a dog walk and teach you how to keep on top of what your dog has learned.

To advance the training even further you can book more top up lessons or future residential stays; perhaps when you next go on holiday.




London Pickup & Drop-off Service

We receive many enquiries from the Greater London area regarding our Residential Dog Training course. We are pleased to announce that we now offer a pickup and drop-off service.

Ordinarily, we like to meet clients and assess the dog in person. However, we have recently developed procedures that enable us to do this remotely.

We would need to arrange a video or telephone consultation for clients requiring pickup in advance. Additionally, video footage of undesirable behaviour would be helpful.

All dogs are transported safely in comfortable crates, securely fitted in our modern, fully insured vans. Water is always available, and we take regular breaks for toileting and exercise.

The cost of transportation is £150 per pickup or drop-off, in addition to the cost of residential training. You are most welcome to visit us in person if you would prefer. All visits are by appointment only.

We offer a pickup and drop-off service for other areas and would be happy to provide a quotation. Don't hesitate to contact Vislor Dog Training today via the Contact Form or by calling Lorraine Foster on +44 7973 320413.


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.

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Dog Boot Camp Residential Training Reviews

Reggie the Vizsla - Vislor Residential Dog Training - Leicestershire

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.

Jk. Daborn & Fred (German Shepherd)

GSD 8 months (Fred) - Lauren did an amazing job !

We had issues including separation anxiety, walking on the lead, jumping up and much more. Post residential period these issues were mostly ‘fixed’.

Prior to the training period we had a consultation and after training was complete we had a de-brief/ handover so that we could continue all of Lauren’s hard work after Fred returned.

We were very happy to leave Fred with Lauren and her family! With daily updates and exposure to other dogs, people(children), farm animals and more busy situations. We were glad to see that every angle was considered.

Overall, we would recommend Lauren to anyone looking for help with dog behavioural issues. :)

Owl Hayes & Mando (Bouvier)

Lauren had our Bouvier Mando for three weeks residential training to correct his reactivity to off leash dogs and cats and his poor recall. He came back much better tempered.

We took a walk around his local park with all his previous off leash “ enemies” and he didn’t react, but rather did a great job heeling. He also resisted chasing our cat when he returned home.

He also now responded to the bed command to allow us to thwart other bad behaviours. Lauren sent good video updates throughout the stay and gave Mando plenty of exposure and love.

During the handoff we had a good explanation about how to keep building his skills using the fundamentals she instilled in him.

We were pleased with the results such that we plan to board Mando with Lauren in the future.

Bessie the Labrador at Vislor Dog Boot Camp Residential - Leicestershire

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.

Leah Hill with her dogs Daisy & August following Vislor Dog Bootcamp Residential - Salisbury

Leah Hill, Daisy (Collie Cross) & August (Lab/GSD)

Craig & the team did the impossible job of training our terrors Daisy & August back in November.

Our lives consisted off stress and worry as to what would happen on todays walk, as Daisy being highly reactive especially to bikes and lone walkers, & August being really excitable and hard to control as he’s a big boy.

Now just over 2 months on we can happily let them off a lead as their recall is brilliant, Daisys pulling on the lead is practically gone and her reactivity to bikes and people has gone! She’s a different dog thanks to these guys.

Augusts pulling is better but we continue to work on this and we have the tools a knowledge now. He’s such an excitable oaf 😅 We now look forward to taking the dogs new places to explore.

We tried lots of different types of training before finding Vislor and definitely recommend to anyone who feels there’s no more hope because there is!

Thank you again 😁

Jules Poincot & Kobe (German Shepherd)

Thank you so much to Craig and his wonderful family!

We gave them our Kobe a 10 months gsd that had anxiety which led to being reactive to people on the street. Walk were very unpleasant and difficult to handle.

Kobe went for 4 weeks with Craig and they manage to teach him what a “correction” is and he proved to us that we could have very peaceful walks. This is not a quick fix because Craig had to educate us aswell and we had to continue the training but it is definitely an amazing solution if you are willing to make thing better.

It isn’t too much to say that Craig changed our life and to off our anxiety to walk our big boy.

A massive thank you to all your family!

Not to forget that even after the training program Craig is always available to give us advice on training but also in care.

I would recommend Craig a million time!

Thank you

Medha Vishwanath & Kobe (German Shepherd)

Two months ago, my husband and I called Craig for help with our GSD Kobe. Kobe was about 10 months old and a nightmare to walk. He pulled like crazy on the lead, was anxious, and was extremely reactive to people and kids and slightly reactive to dogs even though he had been well socialised. Since we live in a busy area of London, it was very stressful to even leave our flat and so we were desperate to find a solution.

After weeks of research, we first tried a training session in our home with another trainer. That got us no where and made us even more stressed. Against much of the advice on the internet, I started looking into residential training programs but couldn't find places with good enough reviews until I stumbled upon Vislor.

Kobe is our baby and so we were initially so scared to send him away for a month, especially to go live with people who were strangers. However, our concerns were quickly eased by Craig on our first phone call and then again when we met Craig and Kate who both have such a wealth of knowledge about dogs and GSDs in particular.

On our first meeting, they explained the whole process to us in detail and subsequently set up a whatsapp group for us to get updates of Kobe. Since Kobe spent Christmas with them, they also sent us a super cute photo of Kobe in a Santa hat which made us feel like our baby was being well taken care of.

After spending 4 weeks with Craig and his family, we had a detailed handover session in our neighbourhood. By taking Kobe for a walk around the park, Craig taught my husband and I how to use the equipment they had been using properly and also how to correct Kobe's behaviour. My husband and I were not prepared for the amount of progress that had been made.

Kobe really came back a different and confident dog. He now walks so well on the lead, does not pull, and rarely reacts to people/kids (if he does react, the reaction is so small that it is very easy to correct but also prevent). He also is able to sit quietly and calmly in a pub/cafe without reacting much. We still have to put in a lot more work until Kobe is not anxious and reactive at all anymore. But, we can confidently say that with Craig and his family's training and with the tools and knowledge they provided us to continue the training, our lives have completely changed for the better.

We are so thankful to Craig and his family for helping us and our Kobe. If you are reading this review and are hesitant about the cost or sending your baby away, I would say look no further. Vislor is worth every penny and we cannot recommend them enough.

One final thing I'd like to add is that the support from Craig doesn't end after the program. We still regularly contact Craig for advice and we also recently sent Kobe back for boarding with Craig and his family while we were away.

They really are the best!

Zara the Old English Sheepdog at Vislor Dog Boot Camp Residential - Salisbury

Zara Ryan & Mabel (Old English Sheepdog)

Please accept my apologies for the lateness of this post. I cannot believe how amazing and effective the training from Craig and his team has been.

We have an Old English Sheepdog and although lovely, simply wasn’t “wired right”. We’ve had an OES previously and never had any issues. Although they can be stubborn as a breed, we were able to communicate well with her and not allow her to get out of control and she would always do as we asked, hence the reason why we wanted another OES. Oh dear.

Everything we tried with Mabel wouldn’t work. She pulled on the lead, she barked incessantly in the car, grumbled at us in The house and the final straw was when she aggressively attached my brother’s dog. We just had no control over her and her behaviour and had unfortunately come to the end of our tether with her. We seriously didn’t know what to do.

We then discovered Vislor and met with Craig and his team and they reassured us that although it may be difficult, they didn’t think Mabel was a lost cause.

We dropped her off hoping that she may improve a little, but were not really expecting very much.

How wrong we were.

Mabel needed to stay a week extra than expected however the results were phenomenal. Mabel no longer pulls on the lead, barks in the car or shows any type of aggression at all.

To say thank you to Craig and his amazing team just isn’t enough. Vislor have changed our lives and our relationship with our fabulous Mabel.

We would recommend you give this a go for your dogs too. Very professional, posting regular reviews, videos and photos to show progress.

Greek rescur dogs Miranda & Giannis at Vislor Residential Dog Training - Leicestershire

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!

Jodie Wincer & Odin (German Shepherd)

Highly recommend these guys.

Amazing support through the whole process. Lucy explained everything perfectly and made me feel very relieved after talking with her before booking Odin my GSD in with them for 3 weeks boarding training.

The whole team are very good at what they do and down to earth. Thanks to Amie keeping me updated. Danny and Carl for going through everything in handover helping me feel confident in what I was doing!

I really can’t believe and shocked at the difference in Odin in 3 weeks. We now don’t pull on lead a lot calmer less reactive and car journeys no longer barking the whole way, there is none at all now. Now able to walk both my GSD calmly with no stress!

Can’t thank you guys enough.

Jodie and Odin