The way you treat your dog.

It is the way we treat your dog with love; it’s the treat of engaging training that dogs find stimulating; the treat they know they will earn when demonstrating the right behaviours; the treat of dog-hotel style accommodation; the way they are treated as part of the family during their stay.

The ultimate treat for your dog is our mission at Royvon: to spend quality time with you.

Your dog is trained and cared for by experts in positive, modern techniques.

The Royvon positive training method is developed from a love of dogs and is backed by the latest scientific research. We enjoy spending time with them, helping them to feel content, calm and able to go anywhere.

We are proud to have won
the following awards recently

Pet Industry Federation Awards 2023 winner logo
DEFRA 5 star rated dog training and kennels
Royvon Surrey Business Awards 2023 Gold Award

Kennel of the Year

Family Business
of the Year

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We believe passionately in helping dogs to live happy lives alongside the people they love most: their owners. Our dog training programmes focus on helping owners to build the skills and confidence to continue training and grow a trusting bond with their dog. From new puppies finding their way in the world to older dogs with behavioural issues, we welcome all dogs at Royvon and work with you to create a tailored approach to suit your needs.

Royvon is a family-run business, helping to train and care for dogs for over 60 years. Our vast experience with dogs doesn’t stop us learning; everything we do is informed by the latest scientific research. Our positive training methods are focused on movement and play as we know how motivating this is for dogs. We have worked hard to receive awards for our excellent dog boarding accommodation at both our Esher and Merthyr Tydfil sites, as well as the expert training that dogs receive in our care. We also have countless five star reviews from happy customers that mean every bit as much to us.

Royvon Dog Training & HotelsExcellentRoyvon Dog Training & Hotels4.7 Based on 422 reviews fromSee all reviews review us onRoy O'BrienRoy O'Brien ★★★★★ we have just collected our 3 yr old Gordon Setter from Royvon and couldn't be happier with everything. This was his first stay in a kennels/dog hotel and he survived! They loved having him, he behaved well for them and enjoyed his walks and play times, I will definitely use again and would recommend to anyone looking for short term or even longer term care. All the staff are caring and supportive, and listen to any 'foibles' and pampering our dogs may need!Reshna RadivenReshna Radiven ★★★★★ We collected our dog Max, earlier this evening and he was very happy.The updates and photos we received during his stay gave us a good idea of what he’’d been doing and how easily he’d settled.Thanks for giving Max such a warm welcome and enjoyable stay. .Maria SextonMaria Sexton ★★★★★ This is the first time I have used a kennel for my 14 month Staffordshire bull terrier. I was told that Royvon was very good , but you never believe when you are told this . I must say it is true . The staff are friendly and they cannot do enough for you . I would recommend Royvon to anyone who needed to use the services for their dog (s) Excellent . My dog went there for some training as most puppies need a little help to listen the Boss . I can’t praise them enough . I have had some training too . If you want your little baby or babies looked after as if you were looking after them this is the place . I can’t not fault them . Thank you so much for looking after my little man so well. Our trainer Kelsey was extremely helpful and knowledgeable .Response from the ownerThank you very much for taking the time to leave such an amazing review about our puppy training services and the team, it really means a lot. Sara CarterSara Carter ★★★★★ Sent our dog Luna for dog training with Romeo and the team at Royvon and really happy with the results. Luna has come back like a different dog. She is great walking on the lead and doesn’t pull. The dog trainers are fantastic and Romeo was very kind and caring. Luna loves to board at Royvon too and gets very excited when she arrives. 5 stars for Romeo and 5 stars for RoyvonResponse from the ownerIt's brilliant to hear what positive results you have had from dog training for Luna, thank you so much for choosing Royvon and we will make sure Romeo hears your lovely feedback too. Stephen PezzenteStephen Pezzente ★★★★★ We’d recently emigrated from Canada with our reactive 3 year old Swiss Mountain x Pyrenees, Toni, and were having a tough time socialising her with people and dogs in a new environment. We decided to try Royvon’s Residential Dog Training program where she was assigned to be trained by Romeo who has experience with larger reactive and aggressive dogs. From day 1, when we dropped her off for a meet and greet, Romeo’s experience was evident but what was also clear was his love and passion for helping dogs and frustrated owners. Though it was tough not being with her for 3 weeks, Romeo’s daily videos and training updates made us feel like we were going along the journey with them. Romeo and Royvon did such a great job making sure that Toni was in a healthy and supportive environment while also challenging her to expand her comfort zone. Since she’s been back home, we’ve been able to use some of the training techniques shared by Romeo to make walks and interacting with new dogs and people more enjoyable and less stressful. The follow-up sessions have been useful as Romeo came to our neighbourhood and helped us learn practical techniques and strategies in the streets and parks where we spend the most time. With Royvon, we now have a boarding facility that we and Toni feel comfortable with if we have to go out of town. With Romeo, we’ve found an inspiring instructor and clearly a new best friend for Toni. Thanks for everything.Response from the ownerThank you for such a thorough and meaningful review about Toni's residential dog training. It is really great to hear what a difference the owner training has made to you and we know how important translating the training into the environments you are in most matters. This kind of review really helps owners just like you to make their own decisions about training, thank you once again. C ArcherC Archer ★★★★★ From my initial telephone conversation of enquiry with Darren, through to the attended assessment with behaviourist Mimi, I felt an enormous sense of ease and comfort that my dog’s needs were going to be met and my own anxieties alleviated. My confidence is such that I have now booked Mimi for a home visit, to work through separation issues, and also two residential reservations, for holiday cover later in the year, with behavioural training and supplementary ‘add ons’ to enhance my dog’s stay.Response from the ownerThank you for your great review of the information and connection you have had so far with the team. It's wonderful to hear the difference the assessment made for you and we look forward to seeing the results of all your hard work in training throughout the year ahead! Marcus TomsMarcus Toms ★★★★★ Response from the ownerThank you for taking the time to leave a five star review! shona bakershona baker ★★★★★ Today I had a behaviour assessment for my Jack Russell, Buster. We had this assessment with Romeo. Romeo was absolutely brilliant, I cannot fault him. He was amazing with my dog and thoroughly explained everything and asked continuously if we have any questions. Romeo has given training advice to do with Buster which will continue! It is clear how much Romeo enjoys what he does and his knowledge shines through. Thank you Romeo!Response from the ownerThank you for your lovely review for Romeo, he is absolutely a favourite with dogs here! Chris CarterChris Carter ★★★★★ Training with kindness that we all so much enjoyed. Thank you so much Charlie.Response from the ownerThank you for the five star review and we will make sure Charlie sees your lovely feedback. Francesca KirbyFrancesca Kirby ★★★★★ I took my 11 month old puppy who, through a rough start in life, was very underconfident and I wasn't sure how to direct her to help her. With training and advice given by Mimi ( me and my dog) I saw a big change in her after having spent three weeks at Royvon. Not only does she seem more relaxed, more focused and confident but I now know what to do to direct her in the right way. Both me and Pippin have gained confidence.The training advice I received made perfect sense. Mimi was able to understand her, understand what she needs and built a lovely relationship with her. She's the Supernanny of the dog world! Thank you MimiResponse from the ownerThank you for such a lovely review for Pippin's training. We love the idea that Mimi is a dog Supernanny! S MS M ★★★★★ We’ve been using Royvon for many years now, we highly recommend these kennels for boarding and training.Response from the ownerThank you for your lovely five star review and recommendation. You might be interested in our referral programme to earn credit from recommendations like yours too. Ted KerwitTed Kerwit ★★★★★ The whole team were outstanding and the experience, excellent. Thank youResponse from the ownerThank you for your lovely five star review, it means a lot to us. NaomiNaomi ★★★★★ Really impressed with the service at Royvon. Thank you to the fantastic Fletcher for all his hard work and how caring he’s been to our dog.Response from the ownerThank you so much for taking the time to leave a lovely five star review. We will pass on your kind comments to Fletcher. Kate WoodleyKate Woodley ★★★★★ I’m really impressed with Royvon - very transparent booking system and pricing and loved the updates via the portal.The staff are friendly and professional and while I was dropping off/picking up, I saw the trainers taking some of the other dogs out.They are clearly used to very big breeds as well as smaller dogs like my own, and knowing they have significant experience, is very reassuring.Ted always takes a little while to settle when away, but I could see he had been well looked after.Thanks - and we will be back again.Response from the ownerThank you for a great review, wonderful to hear that the booking system is working well for you and that you love the updates - they are always a customer favourite! We look forward to seeing you and Ted again. Cat OngersCat Ongers ★★★★★ Travis loved his stay and with Royvon sending daily updates and pictures, it helped our anxiety leaving him for our holiday. Will definitely be booking Royvon again!Response from the ownerIt's wonderful to hear that the daily updates from Travis helped you to enjoy your own holiday too, we look forward to seeing you all again soon. Bianca SaintyBianca Sainty ★★★★★ Our nervous Labrador Storm has stayed at Royvon twice to date. The team are sensitive to her nervousness and settled her in well, with group play and training to keep her busy. Receiving daily reports and photos has been reassuring for us too. The team at Royvon clearly love dogs and it shines through in their care. Highly recommend.Response from the ownerThank you for the glowing five star review, we love to help dogs like Storm who need some extra loving care to feel at home. We look forward to welcoming her again in the future. Jenna RiffellJenna Riffell ★★★★★ Royvon really does treat your dog the way you would - or the way they would treat their own dogs! Our anxious, reactive dog is actually excited to go there and seems to enjoy his time at Royvon, and the staff are all so lovely and understanding of him. We have the ultimate peace of mind when we need to travel without our dog, knowing that he’s at Royvon and we don’t need to worry about him, and really appreciate the daily reports and photos. Thank you again to all of the team for taking such good care of our little guy!Response from the ownerThis lovely review means so much to us and the care we give anxious, reactive dogs to help them to feel relaxed. Thank you for taking the time to write and we look forward to seeing you again. Val WilliamsVal Williams ★★★★★ We own a somewhat lunatic lurcher called Jude. The staff at Royvon (Merthyr Tydfil) are amazing with him and he absolutely loves it there. We in turn love seeing the photos of him enjoying himself - from the very first time he stayed there we found it so reassuring to see him having fun.Response from the ownerThank you for the great five star review Val! We love having Jude too so the feeling is mutual! Nawaf AKNawaf AK ★★★★★ Excellent service and they really do care for dogs. They supported us with our nervous dog and accommodated his needs. He is much happier now and feeks more confident going to Royvon.All staff are friendly and professional, highly recommended.Response from the ownerThank you so much for your five star review which will help other dogs who get nervous too. Callum MackayCallum Mackay ★★★★★ Response from the ownerThank for your five star review, it means a lot to us! Nicola SchmidtNicola Schmidt ★★★★★ My dog recently stayed for a mini break with Royvon but prior to this he had been to some training sessions and a couple of day care sessions. Alfie is 7 and had actually never been away from home before so I felt really nervous about leaving him. I really needn’t have been. All the staff at Royvon are just so lovely. Every time I’ve been there they have always seemed calm, professional, friendly and there’s a great atmosphere. Most importantly they all love dogs and are dedicated to making them feel at home for their stay. I’m glad to have found them, and feel comfortable leaving Alfie in their competent care.Response from the ownerThank you so much for your really positive and caring review, it really means a lot to us that you took time to write it. We are very pleased to be able to create an environment where you and Alfie both feel comfortable. Esther BreithoffEsther Breithoff ★★★★★ We love Royvon! They are amazing with my anxious and reactive rescue dog Lui. The staff is prpfessional, knowledgeable and caring and give imperfectly perfect dogs like Lui a chance. I know he's in the best of hands when he's at Royvon, which gives me real peace of mind when I'm away. Thank you team Royvon!Response from the ownerThank you for your heartfelt review. We love dogs of all personalities and Lui is fab! sian Macdonaldsian Macdonald ★★★★★ My labrador suffers separation anxiety generally but squeals with excitement when I turn into Royvon. Her photos sent during her stay show her happily exercising & any requested training has a positive effect. I go on holiday feeling she’s well looked afterResponse from the ownerWe love hearing that dogs are so happy to arrive at Royvon, they are our favourite reviewers. Given they can't type a review on Google we are very appreciative of you spending the time to share her feelings and leave a five star review! Selma NoronhaSelma Noronha ★★★★★ Royvon really took excellent care for my dog whilst I was away. I was updated with lots of videos and photos which kept me reassured. It was evident that my dog who is really anxious and would not normally stay with unknown people, was very happy there and I can see his confidence growing. Mimi was superb with my dog, showed a lot of affection and care and very patient towards him.The whole experience was excellent . and I would definitely recommend Royvon. Would use them every time as I know my dog is in the best of care. I cannot thank Mimi and the team enough for looking after him so well and carrying out some training. Very professional team.Response from the ownerThank you very for much such a great review. The reassurance that you express about knowing your dog is in the best of care means so much to us. If you are happy to recommend us to friends, you can find out more about our referral system and earn credit for future bookings. Rodney SeakinsRodney Seakins ★★★★★ Response from the ownerThank you for five gold stars, they mean a lot! Gary WilsonGary Wilson ★★★★★ First time using a kennel for us and glad we chose Royvon. We had booked a 3 week behavioural training course with Romeo whilst we were on holiday over Christmas and New Year. We had regular WhatsApp videos and daily updates on progress. It was comforting to see him settled and playing with other dogs. Would recommend.Response from the ownerThank you so much for your five star review and for trusting us with your dog while you were away. We hope the continued owner training helps to embed the progress made too. Shanti VenkateshShanti Venkatesh ★★★★★ Our three and a half year old Border Collie, Flossy had not been socialised much, being a Covid puppy and was the typical Border Collie lunging at cars and other big vehicles, anxious during walks, at sounds and sights, when we decided to enroll him for the three-week residential behavioural training (which also happened to coincide conveniently with our holiday!)We had the initial assessment session with Romeo who could straight away gauge Flossy's anxious nature and reassured us that he would be able to work with Flossy. Romeo has been wonderful with Flossy and the daily videos that he sent during the three-week period kept us up-to-date with Flossy's progress. We are indeed happy to have found a place like Royvon with such dedicated, professional and friendly people like Romeo with whom we can confidently leave our beloved boy.When we went to pick up Flossy after three weeks, needless to say he gave us a rousing welcome but during the 1-2-1 session that followed we could see a marked change in his behaviour around cars and he was at a stage where we could actually walk around traffic. Of course now we have to be trained to carry on the hard work that Romeo and Flossy had put in! And will be continuing with a few more sessions with Romeo.Fact is Romeo is very understanding of the dog's needs (and ours). He is an excellent trainer, very loving to the dog. When we took Flossy for his next 1-2-1 session after a couple of days of bringing him home, we were wondering how he would react to going back to Royvon. Would he like to go back? would he not? But the minute he saw Romeo, he went straight to him, wagging his tail happily!! That sealed it for us. Royvon is a wonderful place where your dogs will be cared for with love.Response from the ownerWe can't thank you enough for this great recommendation, including Flossy's wagging tail for Romeo which says it all! We look forward to seeing your for your follow-up 1-2-1 sessions. Chris CoxChris Cox ★★★★★ Very friendly staff.There is no better place for your dogs' training or