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At Royvon, we know how much your dog is a part of the family! As a result, many dog owners want to be hands-on when training their dogs. Whether your dog has some difficult behaviours or just needs to learn some manners, training them yourself is something you can both be proud of! However, we know that it’s not that easy, which is why we offer 1-2-1 training in Esher.

When training your dog, you can have many worries. Am I doing it wrong? There’s a lot of information and advice out there- which is right? How do I avoid problems down the line? Your dog needs training, and you want to help them, but you just feel like you don’t have enough knowledge, which can be very frustrating. That’s where personalised help can really benefit you and your dog. Help us to help you make the best choice for your dog, and turn them into one to be proud of!


We provide our 1-2-1 dog training Esher to help as many dog owners as possible maximise their relationship and enjoyment with their dogs! Our whole team knows that each situation is unique. That’s why 1-2-1 training can be so beneficial. Your trainer will listen to your needs and provide a completely personalised plan to achieve your goals!

But why choose Royvon for your 1-2-1 training in Esher? Firstly, we are a third-generation family-run business with a host of qualified staff who are on hand to help you. Our reviews speak for themselves- take a look at them on Feefo below, Google, Facebook, and our social media profiles. We’re passionate about training dogs. So, we use positive, reward-based training to shape happy, healthy dogs and proud owners!



We think that having a foolproof plan is the way to success with 1-2-1 dog training Esher! Want to learn more? Please enquire now, and we’d be happy to answer any initial questions you may have before we meet face-to-face. We’d love to hear from you to discuss your circumstances 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 training, your circumstances, and more. Over the coming weeks, your trainer becomes your personal coach, working with you and your pet to achieve the results you want. Usually, we recommend weekly sessions at our facility with your coach to get the most out of the training. Each one lasts for 45 minutes- enough time to keep everyone engaged and happy to learn!

The number of sessions you need depends on the owner’s commitment and motivation. After all, you know your dog best, so you need to work with them for the best results! Normally, we work with owners over a few months, after which time their dogs are transformed and their bonds are stronger as a result.

We will support you to achieve your results for a low standard cost. Plus, our training is carried out all 7 days of the week, so there’s sure to be a time available to suit your lifestyle. We’d love to help you on your journey to becoming a proud pet owner. Why not book your 1st session today and get it started?



Our top aim with our 1-2-1 training in Esher is to help you and your dog avoid training failure! You probably know that if you don’t change something about your dog’s behaviour, everything will stay the same. Perhaps they simply misbehave in one or two situations, or they are the sort of dog you just can’t take anywhere! No matter your situation, our 1-2-1 training will help you find success!

What dog owner doesn’t want to improve their relationship with their dog? With 1-2-1 training, you get to know each other better and our personalised plans help you to bond. Our programmes help you become the pet parent you’ve always hoped to be and shape your dog into a loving family pet that everyone can be proud of! Why don’t you book a tour of our facility?


At Royvon Esher, you will have a whole team behind you who want to see you and your dog thrive in 1-2-1 training! Meet some of them here: 

Thanasis and Eveey are both talented trainers who mainly provide obedience training at our Esher facility. They have experience in training all sorts of dogs, including anxious, nervous, and rescue dogs. Above all, they’re passionate about providing a great experience to each and every family!

Romeo is one of our most-loved trainers who specialises in behavioural challenges such as reactivity. If your dog needs a little extra work, Romeo is here to guide and support you through your 1-2-1 training.

Our location

We’re lucky to have an amazing location at Royvon Esher! This helps your dog training as your pet can be exposed to plenty of different environments and situations. Our purpose-built facility has plenty of training space, and the wider environment outside of Royvon is used too.

We’re surrounded by beautiful woodland that is popular with other dog walkers. This allows your dog to get used to having others around them if needed. The local Esher village has a busy atmosphere with plenty of cafes and shops. The distractions these can bring are also great for helping to train! 

Every dog is different and learns in their own unique way. So, we tailor each 1-2-1 training plan to their needs. This may mean training mainly in our facility before progressing to the outside world and ‘real-life’ environments at a controlled speed. We’re very lucky to be able to make use of so many different environments, leading to well-rounded dogs who are trained to cope in lots of situations!

We would absolutely love to have you and your dog for 1-2-1 training in Esher! Please don’t hesitate to get in touch, or book a session to start your training journey today!




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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