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About Darren James

Darren is the Managing Director of Royvon Dog Training & Hotels. The business has been in his family for over 60 years! Darren uses this blog to share knowledge and information about dog training and more.

What happens after your dog’s residential training stay with Royvon?

2021-05-26T11:50:07+01:00March 2nd, 2021|Dog Training|

Here at Royvon, we are passionate about our residential training programme and the benefits it can bring for you and your dog. If your pooch has behavioural issues such as anxiety and aggression, it can be the perfect thing to help them. Or, if they need training but you’re tight on time, we can

Which Royvon training option is right for me? Residential vs non residential dog training

2021-03-02T11:29:25+00:00March 2nd, 2021|Dog Training|

When it comes to finding the right training option for your dog, it’s important to get it right. After all, proper training is vital if you and your dog want to live a harmonious life together! However, finding the right option for you and your family is not always easy. There are so many

Using Positive Reinforcement In Dog Training: The Basics

2021-05-26T11:50:14+01:00March 2nd, 2021|Dog Training|

Here at Royvon, we are huge advocates for using positive, reward-based methods for dog training. These methods have many benefits, the biggest one being that they build a relationship based on trust between the dog and their owner. This is in place of a relationship based on fear, where the dog only behaves because

You shouldn’t delay dog training, and here’s why

2021-03-02T10:55:47+00:00March 2nd, 2021|Dog Training, Puppies|

Welcoming a new dog into your family is an exciting time for everyone. There’s so much to enjoy about having a new addition, from looking forward to taking them out and about with you, to receiving all the doggy cuddles you could wish for. However, despite all the fun, it’s important to make sure

How To House Train Your Puppy: Simple Tips To Make It Easier

2021-03-02T10:55:53+00:00March 2nd, 2021|Dog Training, Puppies|

Owning a brand new puppy is a really exciting time! There’s so much to enjoy when it comes to having an adorable dog around your home. However, it’s also a big commitment. Especially when your puppy is young, it’s important to dedicate all of the necessary time and attention to their training. This will

How To Teach Your Dog To Settle Down When You’re Out And About

2021-03-02T10:56:00+00:00March 2nd, 2021|Dog Training|

One of the biggest joys that comes with having a dog is being able to take them out and about with you, wherever you want to go! Whether it’s a day out at the park or beach, or an outing to a dog-friendly coffee shop or restaurant, having a dog who’s well-behaved and happy enough

An Introduction to Urban Agility, otherwise known as Dog Parkour!

2021-02-17T14:14:15+00:00December 18th, 2020|Dog Training, Life With Dogs|

Owning a dog is a really rewarding experience for a whole number of reasons. You’ll develop a strong bond with your dog that will last their lifetime, have company on long walks, and enjoy playing games together. But what about if you want to take it that one step further and find an activity that’s

What you should know before getting a Shiba Inu: a trainer’s point of view

2021-02-26T10:56:54+00:00December 7th, 2020|Dog Breeds, Dog Training|

As a breed, the Shiba Inu has exploded in popularity in recent years. This is because of their cute an cuddly looks made famous by internet memes you've probably seen on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and beyond. This breed may look adorable, but they do have a reputation for being a bit stubborn and so,

Is getting a dog right for me? What to think about before getting one

2021-02-01T09:46:58+00:00November 30th, 2020|Dog Care|

Getting a new dog is a really exciting time for the whole family! It’s also a life-changing decision that needs lots of careful consideration to make sure that you’re making the right choice for your family and the dog itself. In fact, getting a dog is up there with getting married, changing career, or