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At Royvon Merthyr Tydfil



At Royvon, we know that you see your dog as a big part of the family! Many dog owners love being hands-on when training their pups as a result. Training them is a real achievement, whether they have difficult behaviours or just need to learn a few manners! However, we know that it’s not always easy. So, we offer 1-2-1 dog training in Merthyr Tydfil to help you along.

Often, quite a few worries come with training your dog. Am I doing it correctly? What advice and information is right? How do I make sure my dog won’t have more problems later on? Your dog needs training, and you’re eager to help them, but you feel like you simply don’t have enough knowledge. We know that this can be very frustrating. But, personalised help can have many benefits for you and your dog. Why not help us to help you make the best choice for everyone, and turn them into a dog to be proud of!



We provide 1-2-1 dog training in Merthyr Tydfil to help as many dog owners as we can have a better relationship with and more enjoyment from their dogs! Our whole team knows that everyone’s circumstances are unique. And that’s exactly why 1-2-1 training can be so beneficial! Your trainer will listen to what you need, and provide a completely personalised plan to help you and your pup achieve your goals!

But why choose Royvon for your 1-2-1 training in Merthyr? Firstly, we are a third-generation family-run business with a host of qualified staff who are on hand to help you. In fact, our Merthyr location is the original one, where it all started! So, we’ve got years of experience and heritage behind us to help us deliver proven results from our progressive training programmes. Furthermore, our reviews speak for themselves- take a look at them on Feefo below, Google, and Facebook!

We’re extremely passionate about training dogs. Our trainer Anna is here to help you with all of your needs, using positive, science-based methods to shape happy, healthy dogs and proud owners! She’ll work with you and your dog during your training, helping to transform them. She loves all types of dogs, and works with each one as an individual to get the best results for them.



We think that having a proven plan is the best way to achieve your dreams with 1-2-1 dog training! Want to learn more? Please enquire now, and we’d be happy to answer any initial questions you may have before we decide to meet face-to-face. We’d love to hear from you to discuss your needs, either over the phone or in person.

So, on our first meeting, we talk to you about what you want to get out of the 1-2-1 training, your circumstances, and more. Over the next few weeks, your trainer will become your very own personal coach. They’ll work with you and your pet to achieve the results you need. We normally recommend weekly sessions at our Merthyr facility with your coach, so you can get the most out of the training. Each session lasts for 45 minutes. This is enough time to keep everyone interested and happy to learn!

The amount of sessions and training you need will depend on owner commitment and motivation. After all, you’re the one who knows your dog best! So, you need to work with them to get the best results! Usually, we work with owners over a few months. After this time, their dogs are transformed, and there’s a stronger owner-dog bond as a result.

Royvon is here to support you to achieve your results, for a low standard cost. Plus, we carry out training on all seven days of the week. So, there’s sure to be a time available to suit your lifestyle! We’d love to support you on your journey to becoming a proud pet owner. Why not book your first session today and get it all started?



Our number one aim with our 1-2-1 dog training in Merthyr is to help you and your dog avoid training failure! You probably already know that if you don’t take the steps to change something about your dog’s behaviour, your situation will stay the same, whatever it may be. Maybe they simply misbehave in one or two situations, or they could be the sort of dog you simply can’t take anywhere! No matter your situation, our 1-2-1 training in Merthyr will help you find the right kind of success!

What dog owner doesn’t want a better relationship with their precious pup? With 1-2-1 dog training, you will get to know each other better. Our personalised plans are here to help you to bond! Our programmes help you become the pet parent you’ve always dreamed of being, and shape your dog into a loving family pet for everyone to be proud of!



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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Merthyr Tydfil

South Wales

Incline Top, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 0TJ