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At Royvon Esher, we know that all dog owners want to be proud of their dogs, and be the best pet parents they possibly can be. But what’s the best way to achieve this? We firmly believe it’s through positive, science-based training methods that are tailored to each individual dog, which is why we offer our dog training in Esher!

If you’re looking for a flexible dog training option that suits your busy lifestyle, we’re here for you. With over 60 years of experience in the pet care industry, you can feel confident that we’re a reputable company, and a trusted solution that’s there for you when you need it.



Dog training is the answer to a harmonious home, but we know it’s easier said than done. You may see other owners able to train their dogs with ease, and wonder why it’s not the same for you. Perhaps it feels like your dog just won’t listen, and it’s embarrassing and frustrating! If an unruly dog is causing problems in your family, there’s no need to panic. We’ve worked with dogs of all shapes, sizes, and personalities and will work with you to achieve the best outcome for everyone.

At Royvon, we understand how you feel. We’re not here to judge you- we know that most dog owners really are trying their best! Our dog training Esher team is here to guide you, and show you the best strategies and tactics for a well-behaved pup. Our science-based methods are designed to get the best out of your dog. When these techniques are used, dogs just want to please their owners. Owners are taught not to give rewards out for nothing, but to save them for rewards when good behaviour is achieved. A reward can be anything a dog likes, from treats to a favourite toy. We’ll help you use all motivations they may have to assist with training. As a result, the dog is constantly thinking about what it can do to please the family, and it really is remarkable what a difference it can make to the home!

Interested in learning more about these techniques for a balanced, well-behaved dog? Why not book a call and we can discuss your needs?!



We’ll work with you to come up with a plan that suits your dog’s needs and your lifestyle. We operate out of our modern facility in Esher, providing training 7 days a week. Depending on what you’re looking for, we can be involved a little or a lot. We’re just here to support you and your pup on your training journey. 

For the majority of challenges, our day school is the best option. This usually lasts for four hours, but we can train and look after your pup all day, from 7am until 5pm, if you need it! But, whatever your needs, we will come up with a tailored solution for you. 

The aim is to allow you to become the pet parent you want to be, enjoy your dog as much as possible, and live in harmony with your family! You don’t have to settle for the hand you’ve been dealt when it comes to dog training. We can help you avoid training failure, so you never have to dread taking your dog out. Working with you, your dog will be transformed from a dog you’re sometimes ashamed of, and feeling like there is no help for you, to a dog you can take anywhere, and be proud of. You could even become an amateur dog trainer yourself, helping your friends and family out with their training needs!



Our initial training agreement is over 28 days. After this time, we’ll assess your dog’s behaviour together, and if they need further training, you can book them in for more time of concentrated training! Some owners want to start with a low level commitment of one day per week for 4 weeks, others 2 days per week for 4 weeks, but most go for our recommended level of 3 days per week for 4 weeks. The costs are as follows:

  • 1 day for 4 weeks = £120
  • 2 days for 4 weeks = £240. These two options are on a pay-as-you-go basis at £25 a session.
  • 3 days for 4 weeks = £360. This option includes an owner training session.

We’d love to help you on your journey towards a more harmonious home today! The best course of action is to complete our enquiry form and get started right away. But, if you’re still thinking about the best solution for your family and assessing your options, why not like our Facebook page? You will see our trainers at work everyday, as they share videos of the day’s training. We hope that it will become clear how we transform the lives of local dog owners just like you!




It’s not uncommon for sons to follow in their father’s footsteps. Here’s the story of a family who has established a great reputation as experts in the dog training and boarding world!

From 1954 Will John taught his son Roy all there was to know about German Shepherds. In the early days, it was a hobby, but after Roy met his wife-to-be Yvonne, they decided to turn their hobby into a business. In 1959 Royvon was born! They both shared the love and admiration of the German Shepherd breed, judging all over the world. Together they developed the facility in the South Wales valleys that was Royvon’s founding location.

The Royvon story isn’t all joy and triumph, as in 1981 there was a tragic car accident where Yvonne and son Darren were seriously injured and Roy lost his life at just 43 years of age. The years that followed were understandably extremely hard for the family and the Royvon business suffered as a result. The extent nearly led to bankruptcy but the family’s love of passion for each other and their dogs was the saviour and Royvon was to triumph once again.

Darren was only 9 when the accident happened. However, his father instilled the passion for the business in him. As a result, Roy’s legacy lived on through Darren, Yvonne, and many associates that held Roy in such high regard. Darren often talks about the support he received from ‘dog people’ who constantly told him stories about how respected his father was and how great a ‘dog man’ he was.

A child being responsible for a German Shepherd is a big deal but Darren’s mam was sure that Darren was responsible enough to get his very own at 10 years old! On 25th December 1982, a puppy who’s name turned out to be ‘Merry’ (Merry Christmas) ran through the Royvon house straight to Darren and from that day onwards they were best friends.

Merry wasn’t a regular German Shepherd puppy she had the best German lines as Roy & Yvonne importing the best Germany had to offer and went to win top honours in both the show ring and obedience competitions.  The two were inseparable, only by school – but all other times were playing together and learning in preparation for the weekend’s competitions. Who was to know that these events were the basis for Darren’s lifetime successful career in dog training?

Developing the business

The entrepreneur in Roy was embedded in his son Darren. Every aspect of Royvon life excited him, and he had the drive to push the business to become as successful as possible. In this case, success means helping as many dog owners as possible to resolve the challenges they face with their dogs behaviours! Darren made a conscious effort in his 20s to develop the business and employ trainers at his level so that more people can learn of the knowledge that had been gained from his father and his father before him.

Darren started off by practicing his dog training skills as a teenage boy on dogs staying at Royvon’s boarding kennels. It turned out that owners were literally ‘over the moon’  about what a young lad could do to turn their dog into a fully trained pooch while they were away on holiday!

It was soon established by Darren that it was owner training that was really needed for well-trained dogs, so that’s where his efforts were diverted so that the programme could be as helpful as possible to Royvon’s customers. Darren’s drive was even more fueled by large numbers of dog owners travelling the length and breadth of the country so that their dogs could go through the Royvon programme. 

Royvon Today

Nowadays, Royvon has expanded from the first location in Merthyr Tydfil, to include sites in Warwickshire and Surrey. And now, technology allows owners to have a totally transparent experience. All the work we do with our guests is online and available for owners to see their dog’s progress. Online training is also available for owners to learn virtually while our expert trainers work with their dogs, opening our method up to even more people. 

Although tragedy had such an impact in the Royvon story, the story is a happy one with much love and passion to the life that we have been given. Dogs make many families happy and the Royvon family is one that will always be indebted to the love that has been received by our dogs over the years.


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Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AW

0208 819 7374