Home Puppy Consultations

Home Puppy Consultations


You’ve Got A New Puppy, Where Do You Start?

Getting a puppy is always a hugely exciting time! If you’ve recently welcomed a new four-legged family member, or are thinking about making the jump, there are a few things to consider that can make your journey a whole lot easier. You know that puppy training is incredibly important, but also that it can be tricky to get right on your own. That’s why Royvon is here to help, with our Home Puppy Consultations, to get you and your pup off to the right start with our expert advice and support on a one-on-one basis from the comfort of your own home!


The Benefits Of This Service

Create harmony in your home! Our advice will help you avoid arguments about how to raise your new addition, and ensure your puppy strengthens your family relationships, instead of causing tension!

Be a proud pet parent. Using the correct training techniques from the very beginning will give your pup the best head start possible, so they will grow from an adorable puppy to a perfectly-behaved dog. Be the envy of your friends with your pup’s good behaviour, and avoid the embarrassing situations that can come with incorrect training! Many owners find that their dog knows how to be obedient, but just won’t do it unless the environment is right. We’ll teach you how to overcome this, so they’re well behaved wherever you are. 

Work with the best! Royvon has over 60 years of experience as a business, and our MD Darren has been training dogs to the highest standards since he was a teenager. If you want to work with someone who will truly understand your dog and any issues they may face, you’ve come to the right place with Royvon! 

Avoid conflicting information. When it comes to puppy training, there’s so much info out there that it can be hard to know what to do and what’s not right for you. Puppy training can be a hard process at the best of times, so cut out the noise and learn the correct techniques from the get-go!

Strengthen your bond with your new best friend! We use all the latest techniques to train your puppy in a positive manner. They’ll soon learn that good behaviour makes you happy, and you and your family will become the best thing in their life. You’ll love to spend time together!

Prevent puppy training failure. Puppy training can be a difficult process, and common sense says that unfortunately, some will fail, leading to puppies that grow into dogs with bad behaviour! Don’t give these problems a chance to develop with our personalised service. The process isn’t difficult, it just needs to be delivered in the correct way. Our home puppy consultations are designed to do just that, turning your new puppy into a great success!

Puppy Training

Meet Darren, Your Personal Home Puppy Consultant!

Royvon is Darren’s family business, and he’s been passionate about training dogs and helping owners for as long as he can remember! He knows how hard it can be for families when they get a new puppy, and want to do the best thing, but just don’t know where to start. Darren has helped countless numbers of families over the years, helping them to resolve behavioural challenges from the most mild to severe aggression and anxiety. Avoid these problems from ever becoming an issue by getting your personal home puppy consultation and learning from the best, first time.

What Do The Home Puppy Consultations Include?

If you feel that you and your pup are suitable candidates for this type of training, please get in touch as soon as possible as spaces are very limited to just a few per week! Darren wants to work with like-minded people who want the very best, most rewarding relationships with their dogs! He will personally visit your home for a two-hour session. Don’t worry, he will take all the necessary Covid-19 related precautions to ensure a safe visit for everyone! As with all of the work Royvon does, we will uphold the highest safety standards including social distancing, sanitising, and only visiting a select few homes spaced out during the week. During the home visit, Darren will learn everything he can about your home, puppy, and family, in order to give the best tailored advice about how to overcome common problems that puppy owners face. Every family, situation, and pup is different, so getting this personalised advice as soon as possible after your puppy comes home is very important!

All the usual aspects are covered, including mouthing, toilet training, manners, obedience, and rewards. Darren’s home masterclass will teach you what you need to do in order to achieve the puppy of your dreams, involving the stimuli around your puppy that can cause bad behaviour, and what you can do to combat them. You will be taught effective strategies so that your puppy is eager to work out what you want. No matter what the environment, your puppy will want to please you!

To develop the perfect pup and for the training to work properly, owners need to put in the effort too! After all, it’s you who your puppy will be spending their life with. Darren will offer personalised WhatsApp support for a week after your home puppy consultation, to help you iron out any questions or concerns you may have. If you’re willing to work hard to train your pup, but just want to know the best methods to make your training successful, then this is the option for you. 

Our dedicated puppy trainer Charlie is also available to provide a shorter, one-hour version of the Puppy Masterclass online. These virtual sessions are useful if you want to learn more about the Royvon way of motivating puppies and reinforcing the behaviours that we want from them. This ‘Puppy Induction’ session costs £40 and can be booked online using the button below.


How Much Do The Home Puppy Consultations Cost?

Your home session with Darren costs £240, which includes the WhatsApp support mentioned above. Darren will come to your home and surpass your expectations. If he doesn’t provide a service that you are happy with then we’ll be happy to reimburse your fee in full! Please complete the form below if you’re interested, and Darren’s availability will be shared with you so you can make your booking today.

Royvon’s primary service for 62 years has been residential dog training. This is usually needed when owners feel their puppy training has failed and they need more support. We’ve seen countless situations where this could have been avoided completely with some effective puppy training from the beginning, creating effective habits and routines. In order to help families combat these potential problems, Darren has chosen to take time out of this busy schedule, running several dog training locations with 40 staff, as he wants to help new puppy owners achieve the pup of their dreams! We believe the home puppy consultations offer superb value for money, in the fact that they will actually save you from spending more on training in the long run!

If you’re excited about your new puppy, but nervous about the challenges or what could go wrong, and want them to be as well-behaved as possible, you can’t go wrong with our home consultations! We’ll help you become a confident new puppy owner who knows that life with your pup will be very rewarding for years to come.

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.