Puppy Training – Esher


We’ve Got A New Puppy, Where Do We Start?
Puppy Training Esher

Getting a new puppy is an exciting time for any pet parent! Welcoming a new member of the family is always great fun. But don’t forget about your puppy training! Any new puppy owner wants to make the right choice for their puppy’s development, and they want to feel proud of their pet. That’s where Royvon’s puppy training Esher can help.

We know that choosing the right training for your puppy can feel confusing and daunting. There’s plenty of conflicting information out there from different ‘experts’ who all say they’re right! It can be hard to feel like a responsible dog owner when you just don’t know if what you’re doing is right for your dog and you. We want to help ease your confusion by providing the help and advice you need through our puppy training programmes, to develop your pet into a dog to be proud of!

Watch Darren Discuss All Our Puppy Training Options

Why Choose Royvon For Puppy Training Esher?

Our family business has been breeding German Shepherd puppies, training, and caring for all dogs for over 60 years! So you can be assured you’re in confident, capable hands with puppy training at Royvon. We’ve learned a lot from our experiences, especially about the first 100 days, that we can’t wait to share with you! Our number one aim is to help families work with their puppies to have fun and realise their dog’s potential. This is achieved by implementing small changes that can make a huge difference!

How good would it feel to develop your puppy into a loving, happy, well-behaved pet for the whole family to enjoy?

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


Our Puppy Training Process

We want to help you with a plan to get the best out of your puppy training! We offer several options to suit different needs. You can find out more about each option by clicking on it below.

Play n’ Train – This option is great to help socialise your puppy in the best way possible, which is key for further training. We’ll help you teach your dog that it’s great to meet other dogs, but their main focus should still be you, their owner. You’ll then be able to build upon this relationship to develop a loving and well-trained dog.

Puppy Life Skills (1-2-1, face to face and online) – In these 1-2-1 sessions, we’ll help teach your puppy all the life skills they’ll need based on your unique needs and environment. We use play to motivate your puppy so that they’ll continue to follow your guidance into adulthood. We usually recommend a mixture of these sessions and Play n’ Train

Puppy Day School – Your puppy will stay with us for 3 to 4 hours. During this time, we’ll work with them to train and motivate them to display the bahviours you want. They’ll also get the chance to socialise and play with pups their own age and some suitable older dogs to help show them the ropes This option is great with a mixture of 1-2-1 sessions or Play n’ Train to get more owner involvement.

Other Options

Puppy Masterclass and Home Visits – If you’re looking for training guidance from the comfort of your own home, this is a great option. We’ll visit you and work with you to develop your puppy’s skills on a 1-2-1 basis in an environment your puppy is comfortable with.

We believe that your puppy’s first 100 days with you are vital for getting into the right habits and routines. It’s obviously about the puppies, but it’s also about you as owners and your behaviour! We can support you at any level to suit your needs. We normally recommend mixing and matching the options to suit your puppy best, and so that they can learn the range of skills that they need to develop into perfect family pets! Don’t forget that you, as the owner, must be involved in your puppy’s training to get the best results. We know that it can be difficult to know if you’re making the right choices. So, Royvon is here to support you every step of the way.
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 number one aim of our puppy training in Esher is to help you and your puppy develop a trusting relationship, which is the foundation of all good training! We often see a puppy is taken to a weekly class, where they’re engaged and learning, but at home, the training is all but forgotten until the next class. While of course, they need to learn the training basics, what they really need is for their owner to be engaged and motivated to work with them to get the best results. And at Royvon, we make it fun and show you that training can be surprisingly straightforward!

We highly recommend that new puppy owners find the right training for them early on. As mentioned, the first 100 days with your puppy really are crucial. You don’t need to accept a badly behaved dog. Our programmes show you how you can make small changes to a happier outcome and a well-trained dog. Soon, you’ll find things become easier day by day. Before you know it, your puppy has grown into a dog the whole family can be proud of, and you’ve become the pet parent you’ve always aspired to be!

The Puppy Training Esher Team

Here at Royvon Esher, you’ll have a whole team of dedicated and qualified staff behind you who want to see your puppy succeed! Meet some of them here:


Charlie is our amazing, dedicated puppy trainer who absolutely loves working with puppies to get the best results! She truly understands how important it is for puppies to meet new people and socialise, while also keeping their focus on their owner. This is the core of everything we teach at Royvon! Charlie works with each puppy on fun learning activities that help them develop into well-rounded, well-behaved adults.

She’s extremely passionate and energetic about training puppies and helping them develop strong relationships with their owners. And, she’s extensively studied canine care, behaviour, psychology, and puppy socialisation, so you can be rest assured your pup is in good hands with Charlie! To see some of her great work in action, check out this playlist on our YouTube channel. Find out more about Charlie and the great work she does here.


Our Managing Director Darren carries out your home consultations. He has trained hundreds if not thousands of dogs and wants to help as many pet parents as possible train and enjoy their puppies! Learn more about Darren here.


Thanasis is another one of our dedicated trainers at Royvon Esher. He’s a committed member of the team that loves working with each dog to find out what drives them, and using this to motivate them to do great work! Find out more about Thanasis here.


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.