Uneasy About ResidentialDog Training
If the idea of residential dog training makes you uneasy, then know you aren’t alone. Many people have reservations, for any number of reasons, about committing their canine to this type of training. Indeed, who’s to say those worries aren’t justified?
Except here at Royvon we want to reassure you that our methods, facilities, and trainers are second to none.
To help you understand how Royvon can meet all your dog’s needs, let’s look at some of the commonest concerns about residential dog training.
#1: Residential Training Doesn’t Work
There is a perception that the owner needs to be present during training, in order for their dog to respond to them. Actually, this is far from the case.
Indeed, there’s a danger an inexperienced owner teaches a dog bad habits rather than good. Not knowing exactly how to act when faced with unexpected behaviour means a dog can easily pick up the wrong message.
It’s far better for a novice owner to work with a trained dog, than an untrained one. Of course this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be involved, because your commitment is essential, but the dog is going to be happier when they already know the right way to respond.
Which raises the fear held by some pet parents that the dog will behave paw-fectly for the trainer but not for them. Royvon understands that if we sent a dog home without supporting the owner, then things could turn out badly. To avoid exactly this, we use a technique perfected over the 50 years we’ve offered residential dog training. (To see how effective this is check out hundreds of five star reviews.)
We support owners with in-depth how-to videos, one-to-one sessions on completion of the course, and three months unlimited support so they have the confidence to become intermediate or even advanced trainers.
#2: Residential Dog Training is Too Expensive
There’s no denying a stay isn’t cheap, but it does offer outstanding value for money. For a young dog, this can make a lifetime of difference and mean you have the happy, relaxed relationship you always dreamed off.
An average program costs around £1,000 (prices vary), but consider how much you’d spend on veterinary treatment if the dog failed to recall, ran into the path of an oncoming car, and fractured a leg? In addition, Royvon is pleased to offer a payment plan, to split the cost and make a residential stay more accessible.
#3: I Feel Guilty about Sending my Dog Away
Anyone who cares enough to correct their dog’s bad behaviour, is going to feel guilty about not having them at home. This is only natural. However, be reassured that your dog will be too busy having fun to feel homesick.
Royvon only employ people who love dogs and are motivated to go the extra mile to make them happy. We work as a team and look on our dogs as guests. Indeed, we have an unusually high staff to dog ratio, so we can give each dog the individual attention they deserve.
In addition, we offer a range of accommodation types to suit each individual. Plus, we care for the dog’s physical and emotional needs during their stay, so they have a ball. After all, happy dogs don’t get ill.
#4: I Don’t Know what Happens Behind Closed Doors
Royvon believe in being open and honest, and are proud to only use reward-based training methods. Our ethos is about finding what makes your dog happy and then use this as motivation to encourage good behaviour.
Using positive reinforcement through rewards develops the dog’s self-confidence and teaches them to make decisions…the right decisions…rather than learning by rote or through fear. You’ll find proof of this in your dog’s waggy tail and eager demeanour when it comes to training in future.
So if you’ve previously decided against residential training, isn’t it time you reassessed this option and spoke to the experts at Royvon?