Puppy Training – Merthyr Tydfil


Just The Right Support For Your Puppy

When you get a new puppy, it’s a really exciting time for the whole family! But amongst all the fun, don’t forget about your puppy training! Any new puppy owner wants to make the right choice by their puppy, so they can feel proud of their new pet. That’s where Royvon’s puppy training Merthyr Tydfil can help.

It can sometimes feel a bit daunting when trying to choose the right puppy training- not to mention confusing! There’s loads of information out there and some of it can be a bit conflicting. As a result, it can be hard to feel like a responsible dog owner when you just don’t know if what you’re doing is the right choice for you and your dog! We want to help ease your nerves by providing the right help and advice through our puppy training programmes, to allow you to develop your pet into a dog everyone can be proud of!


Why Royvon Merthyr Tydfil?

Our family business has been breeding German Shepherd puppies, training, and caring for all dogs for over 60 years! In fact, our Merthyr location is where it all began- we’ve got plenty of heritage and experience behind us! So, you can be assured you’re in confident, capable hands with Royvon’s puppy training Merthyr Tydfil. We’ve learned so many things during our time as a business, especially about the first 100 days you and your puppy share together, that we can’t wait to share with you!

How good would it feel to develop your puppy into a loving, happy, well-behaved pet for everyone to have fun with?

Want to see what others have to say about us? Simply check out our reviews on Feefo below, Facebook, or Google- we really feel that they speak for themselves!


Watch Darren Discuss Our Puppy Training Options


Our Puppy Training Merthyr Process

We want to help you with a plan to get the best out of your puppy training! We offer several options:

1-2-1 Puppy Training – These take place at our conveniently situated training school in Merthyr Tydfil and in the surrounding areas. Our trainers are available 7 days per week at a rate of £25 for a 45-minute session. The sessions are offered on a pay as you go system.

Puppy Parties – This is a good opportunity for your puppy to meet other dogs. We believe puppies should learn that they cannot expect to play with every dog, both as a puppy and as an adult dog. We teach our puppy owners how to teach their puppy to manage their own expectations of when safe play is going to take place. In our puppy party sessions, we include recall training and focus so that play sessions are managed correctly which helps your puppy to follow instructions in the future when more distractions are available. Our puppy party sessions are 30 minutes at a cost of £10 per session held each Monday, Wednesday and Fridays but we will be including weekends in the near future. The sessions are offered on a pay as you go system.


Puppy Day School

Puppy Day School – Ideal for owners who want their puppy to develop while they are working and want to ensure their puppies are content with other humans, other dogs, and being on their own. Available 7 days per week on the pay as you go basis of £35, but we offer many other options with a form of ongoing commitment.

Residential Puppy Life Skills – This option includes one or two weeks of s residential training. It’s perfect if you have travel plans, as we can work with your puppy on the areas needed while you’re away. So, you can return to improved behaviour! It also includes owner training before your puppy leaves us, and we tailor every package to suit each individual family’s needs.

We believe that the first 100 days are vital to you as owners getting into the right habits and routines. It’s obviously about the puppies, but it’s also about the humans and their behaviour! We can support you at any level to suit your needs. For new puppy owners who want ongoing regular support then we strongly suggest our 28 Day Puppy Support Package. This includes unlimited access to our puppy parties, one online or one 1-2-1 puppy training session weekly, and one day school session each week. This mix of services is really helpful for you as a responsible owner and excellent for your puppy’s development. The monthly fee is £190. After this time, you can decide if another month is needed. However, usually it is not, and maybe another form is more suitable!
Please get in touch to enquire about any of these options and discover the right one for you and your puppy- we’d love to hear from you!

Puppy Training Success

The main aim of our puppy training Merthyr Tydfil is to help pet owners prevent puppy training failure! We often see a puppy that’s taken to a weekly class, where they’re engaged and learning, but at home, the training is all but forgotten! What everyone needs is for both pup and owner to understand the small things that really help them succeed in their training. And at Royvon, we always make it fun and demonstrate that training can be straightforward!

We really recommend that new puppy owners find the right training as early as possible. As mentioned, the first 100 days of your lives together are the most crucial! There’s no need to accept a badly behaved pup. Our programmes show you how you can make small changes that lead to a happy, well-trained dog. Soon, you’ll find things become a lot easier. Before you know it, your puppy has grown into a dog everyone can be proud of, and you’ve become the pet parent you’ve always aspired to be!

So, if you’d like to find the right puppy training solution that works for you and your family, we’d love to hear from you! Please don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

The Royvon Story

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 Tragedy

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.


Meet Merry

A child being responsible for a German Shepherd is a big deal but Darren’s mum 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 Royvon Story

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 a site in 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.

Royvon Training Programmes

Find out more about our residential & non residential programmes and learn how we can help you make the most of your relationship with your dog.