Dog-Friendly Environment

Whether you are travelling for business or going on holiday, knowing that your dog is safe, happy and enjoying themselves will help you to make the most of your time away.

Our residential dog training programme is our flagship offering but we are delighted to be able to share the dog-friendly environment at Royvon on a lodging basis too. You will understand why our slogan is ‘The way to treat your dog’ when looking at the large range of bespoke options we offer for your dog to have a brilliant stay!

Dog-Friendly Environment

Whether you are travelling for business or going on holiday, knowing that your dog is safe, happy and enjoying themselves will help you to make the most of your time away.

Our residential dog training programme is our flagship offering but we are delighted to be able to share the dog-friendly environment at Royvon on a lodging basis too. You will understand why our slogan is ‘The way to treat your dog’ when looking at the large range of bespoke options we offer for your dog to have a brilliant stay!

Over 60 Years Experience

At Royvon we have been looking after dogs for over 60 years and care for dogs of all ages, breeds and personalities. With a focus on positive training techniques, we know the importance of a relaxed and enriching environment for dogs. Over the years, many of our customers were looking for reliable lodging for their dog and were keen to return to Royvon where they know their dog is content.

The safety and comfort of all of our dogs is paramount, whether they are with us for a training session or for a longer stay. You will notice from the moment you arrive at Royvon that our site security is tight: automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) means that our gates will only open if we are expecting you, CCTV covers our grounds and all visitors are required to show ID. We have a high staff-to-dog ratio and our staff are trained in dog first aid, on-hand for your dog 24/7 and we have excellent relationships with reputable vets should your dog need any unexpected help.

The Benefits Of Dog Boarding At Royvon

Unlike traditional kennels, we offer more than a bed and time in a play paddock. The accommodation we have is dog-hotel style and has won numerous awards. Our reviews on Feefo are testament to the difference this makes, even to nervous dogs, who happily return to stay with us again and again. 

Our friendly staff are around 24 hours which is not always the case at dog facilities. If there is an issue in the night, there will be someone there to notice and help, as well as offering reassurance and affection to dogs that may need an extra cuddle.

Central to our dog lodging offer is the opportunity to create a timetable of activities bespoke to your needs. If your dog has been before and has a favourite trainer, you can book 1-2-1 sessions with them or perhaps your dog has particular treats they love or games to play that will help them to feel comfortable and keep active during their stay. The ability to create the stay that works best for you means dogs love coming to Royvon and we love to offer a reliable service to owners who need dog boarding regularly, occasionally or at last-minute notice.

Tailored Dog Boarding to Your Needs

Our boarding offering has been created for optimum flexibility and suitability to your dog. Every aspect has been considered so that you can create an experience that is both stimulating with the kind of activities your dog enjoys while comforting them with a routine that aligns closely to what they are used to at home.

We can offer enrichment services for up to 18 hours a day – your dog can have an even more action-packed holiday than you if you choose their schedule to do so!
You can choose the agenda to be as busy or relaxed as you wish, after all you know your dog best. From playtime to treats, walks to baths, the options and possible
combinations are endless. You can choose which days your dog does what, and when, including the option to have different routines for the day they arrive and departure day when it’s all about being reunited!

Enrichment Options to Choose from

When you book boarding at Royvon, the basic reservation is room only. This includes two connected areas of the same size: a sleeping area for the night and a
covered outside area that your dog can access during the day. What they do with their day is up to you, you will be able to add your additional service options as you go through your booking. Each section allows you to add your own personal notes to create a fully customised itinerary.

When you have compiled your chosen schedule we will give it a check to make sure that all services are available at the times requested and are suitable for your dog’s age and breed.

Dog Bathing: Is there anything better than clean dog cuddles? Maybe the chance to receive them without having to give them a bath beforehand! This option gives you the choice to decide how often they are bathed so that you can mirror their home routine, as well as the very popular option to have a bath on departure day so that they are ready to reunite with you.

Other Services

The ultimate in dog boarding convenience, we can offer transport to and from Royvon so that you can relax and concentrate on your own travel while we take care of your dog’s. When selecting this option, we will advise you on the cost before confirming.

Additional Sessions

Friendly dog group session:  for dogs that are happy to play with other dogs, we offer supervised group sessions where they will get the opportunity to meet new friends and have energetic fun in our enrichment areas. With a choice of one or two sessions each day during their stay, if your dog is used to being sociable this will be one of their daily highlights.

Single dog play session: for dogs that find socialising hard but still want to play, they can have individual playtime during the day. You will have the option to book in 15 minute slots and can choose one session or multiples to match the energy and playfulness of your dog.

Train & enrichment session: as well as active play, this option gives your dog a chance to use their brain with puzzles or scent games. You can add a note to let us know what your dog likes best or we can see what they prefer during their stay.

Daily Training Session

Training is our speciality at Royvon and this option gives the opportunity for your dog to work on any specific obedience challenges you may have without booking our full residential dog training option. You will be able to request your preferred trainer if you have stayed with us before or your dog can work with any one of our experienced and knowledgeable team. Our positive training methods are very enriching to any dog and this option is a fantastic way to keep your dog stimulated and stress-free while they are spending time away from their family.

Owner training session: after your dog has been training with us, it is strongly advised that you add a 45 minute owner training session for your departure date so that you can learn the skills that have been used with your dog to continue the great progress they have been making at home.

Extra Services

Treats and puzzles: Whether you choose to bring your dog’s favourite treat with them or would like us to provide it, these little things can really help your dog to enjoy their stay and feel comfortable at Royvon. We will prepare it at the agreed time of day so that we can keep your dog to your normal routine. We highly recommend Nina Ottosson brand treat puzzles for inquisitive dogs who enjoy learning as much as the final reward! If we are providing the treat, please ensure we are made aware of any food intolerances.

Extra woodland walk: For dogs that love nothing more than exploring, our surrounding woodlands make the perfect spot for some additional time. Choose from one, two or three woodland walks each day to give your intrepid explorer the chance to get to know our local area.

Bedtime walk: if your dog is used to a final stretch of their legs before settling for the night, a 15 minute walk onsite before bedtime at around 10pm is a great option to round off each day.

Toilet opportunities: we can offer additional toilet opportunities up to four times a day so that your dog can toilet on its preferred surface or in the right environment. Bookable as ten minute slots, you can add additional notes to help us to help your dog make this part of their stay as normal as possible.

Free Evaluation Session For Dog Boarding Suitability

Nothing quite beats seeing what we have to offer in person. To make sure you and your dog are confident to book a stay at Royvon, we offer a free evaluation session at our secure facilities so that you can view for yourself our dog hotel-style accommodation and meet our wonderful staff who are on-hand 24/7. Your dog will have the chance to play in one of our purpose-built enrichment environments, meet our welcoming expert team and have a good sniff around.

If you have an anxious dog, choosing a boarding option can be even more daunting and it’s very important both you and your dog feel comfortable with your choice. For a small charge, we offer a more in-depth evaluation to check the suitability for boarding with us. One of our training team will spend time with your dog and we will send a report giving our recommendations around their readiness for lodging or if there is a stepped process that could help. This option includes vouchers for future stays that pay for the evaluation itself when redeemed.

Create a completely customisable schedule for your dog’s time at Royvon.

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