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Dog Boot Camp Residential Training

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

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. Our experienced trainers specialise in working with nervous, anxious and reactive dogs. Your dog will be 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

Marlin the Sproodle dog following Vislor Dog Boot Camp Training - Leicestershire

Ella Underwood & Marlin (Sproodle)

Rich was fantastic training our dog Marlin.

Marlin was a real scavenger for anything on the floor and pulled on the lead. He has come back a much better trained dog and now we don't fear him eating something harmful on every walk which has made our dog walks a more pleasant.

Rich was excellent with sending updates during the training and was prompt with answering all our questions throughout and also after. He provided a thorough handover and has followed up to check in on how Marlin has been since returning.

Rich was very proffesional and his training and techniques have really helped our dog.

Ben Copson & Betsy (St. Berdoodle)

We entrusted John with our 12 week old St Berdoodle, Betsy, while we went on holiday for two weeks.

John provided us with frequent written, photo and video updates whilst we were away and it was incredible to see the progress he made with Betsy, as well as giving us much needed reassurance that she was happy and safe.

In just two weeks, John has bought Betsy on so much in so many ways. She is now lead walking (in the follow state) brilliantly, her recall is excellent and she is fully toilet trained. Betsy is going to be a big dog and John has laid the foundations to ensure she is disciplined and well-mannered with it.

He welcomed her into his family, treated her as one of his own and we are so grateful for everything he has done, and couldn’t recommend him more.

He even sent Betsy home with a bag of pressies!

Scrappy the Jack Russel following Vislor Dog Boot Camp - Halesowen

Conrad Lowe & Scrappy (Jack Russel x Pug)

We had contacted many dog trainers, to try & find the best training for our very reactive Jack Russell x Pug (JUG) Scrappy. Which was not going very well.

Then a good friend, who had a dog trained recently, recommended John. After a phone consultation, we had confidence that John was the trainer we were looking for.

We had a 1 hour , one to one training session, which highlighted that scrappy needed a lot of training going forward. John explained the ways in which we could handle the training. We chose to go with the 3 week residential.

John kept us informed every day on progress & how stubborn a dog scrappy is. John's passion & hard work has made a massive progress in scrappy's reactivity. We now have to continue John's excellent training techniques to give scrappy a better , happier & more forfilled future.

If your looking for a quality, informative, professional & caring trainer John & team are the people to go too. Also happy to help with continued advice once home. John is very open , honest & knowledgeable, which is a pleasure to deal with as a client.

Seems as advice from a vet ,that scrappy would probably need to be euthanized because of his behaviour. John has made us very proud on the turn around of scrappy's behaviour, out on the street & at home , as it has given scrappy a positive future.

Thanks again John.

Ellie the Golden Labrador at Vislor Dog Boot Camp - Halesowen

Leah Lacy & Ellie (Golden Retriever)

I booked Ellie in for residential with John for her reactivity when on leash and was provided with frequent updates on her progress.

Handover went great and could see + practice what she'd learnt, back at home we're practicing what she's been taught and not even a week back she's already majorly improved e.g general threshold for reactivity is way down such as not reacting to a dog on the opposite side of the street & able to continue walking rather than freezing. We've even been able to walk through a large group of dogs and there was no barking, which was unthinkable a few weeks ago.

John is still checking in and is there to support even after finishing residential. We'll be keeping up the training and I'll be working with Ellie to help boost her confidence as well but so far the outlook is a lot brighter than it was just a month ago!

Pat Shepherd & Jess (Labrador)

Would like to say a massive thank you to both tom and sharne for all there help and advice they have given us with Jess.

We will continue to implement the training they have provided and Done I would definitely be keeping in touch and sending them updates

She has come back to us after the 3 weeks training camp a calmer and relaxed and most importantly she listens more and understands no when told no They have worked hard and there commitment with Jess shows. How much she has improved even hubby noticed the difference I would refer any one to them in the same situation we was in with our dog. She only young but it has se the foundation and we can progress with time.

Thank you so much Happy Christmas and a wonderful new year to all involved with Jess and her training x

Buddy the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Harriet Kommant & Buddy (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel)

I needed help with my very stubborn 5 year old cavalier Buddy, his manners on the lead were almost none existent and his recall not much better.

I happened to come across Vislor Dog training and was allocated John. He was brilliant from start to finish. So professional and helpful throughout and his passion for dogs shone through

Buddy has come home to me a different dog, and I can now finally enjoy walks with him! John also discovered Buddy's love for agility, something I will have to keep up!

I would recommend John to anyone who wants a passionate, hard working, supportive and friendly dog trainer, and who really listens to your needs.

Tracey Ridgeway-Sanderson & Ozzy (German Shepherd)

Ozzy is the second GSD we have sent to Rich for residential training. Ozzy was an absolute maniac in the house. He would go from 0 to 10, in terms of excitement, in seconds. Traits of jumping all over the furniture, over excited playing with our other dog and jumping up at the 6’ fence our garden in reaction to the neighbours dogs. On walks, he would lunge and bark at other dogs from 50 meters away. He would also react to statues and leaves in people front gardens.

Fast forward 3 weeks……after daily updates, I had a very thorough handover at a local park full of dogs followed by a session at the training ground with both my dogs. We now have a more relaxed dog, in the house and on walks. No more jumping on the sofa and overly excited playing. Ozzy now walks great on a loose lead, with minimal but manageable reactions to other dogs. Walks are becoming more enjoyable every day. He even comes into work with me and loves the fuss. Rich has left us with the knowledge and skillset to continue with Ozzy’s training which is evident every day.

I’d say that Rich is a wizard, but the reality is he is a very experienced and knowledgeable trainer and handler. We honestly can’t thank him enough for his hard work and dedication that has resulted in a dog that now has potential to be perfect.

A massive thank you to both Vislor and Rich. Both of which are highly professional, approachable and understanding with any questions along the way. We still have comms with Rich should we need any further advice in the future.

Tracey Ridgeway-Sanderson & Chewie (German Shepherd)

Rich had our dog Chewie for a 3 week residential.

The difference is unbelievable and Chewie now enjoys walks in all situations and environments. Obviously there is still work to be done but Rich has laid the foundations and given us the tools to continue this training.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Rich or Vislor to anyone.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again….. thank you Rich, you have transformed Chewie’s lifestyle! 🤙🏻

Digby the English Bulldog being socialisation training at cafe

Lewis Booy & Digby (English Bulldog)

We sent our Bulldog Digby to Vislor training to try and combat issues with his recall, lead work and overall attitude and he has come back a completely different dog, he’s now calm, responsive and also his walking on the lead is unbelievable even our children are now able to walk him walk him!

The whole process from beginning to end was really easy and everyone involved were extremely helpful, communication was brilliant throughout his stay with Dan and Charlotte.

I would highly recommend the service to anybody.

Christine Pope & Harley (Labrador Cross)

Harley!!.. my mixed breed lab cross!!!!

I have owned dogs all my life .big/ small/ rescues/ you name it...... but this one was very difficult in every aspect!.... I didn't know where to turn for help but came across vislor training with my research!.....

Tom and sharne have really transformed my dog with the foundation training they do... 100percent