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1-2-1 Dog Training Rugby



At Royvon Rugby, we know that every dog is an important part of the family! So, many owners want to be as hands-on as possible when it comes to dog training. Whether your dog misbehaves with some difficult behaviours, or simply needs to learn a few manners, dog training can help you train them into a dog to be proud of! However, we know that it’s not that easy to do on your own, which is why we offer 1-2-1 dog training Rugby at our dedicated facility!

Unfortunately, you can have a few worries when it comes to training your dog. Am I doing it correctly? How do I know what information and advice out there is correct? How do I make sure I’m not creating more problems down the line? You know your dog needs training, but it can feel like you simply don’t have the right knowledge or skills to do it as well as you want to. That’s where personalised help can have many benefits for the whole family. Help us to help you make the right choice for your dog, turning them into one you can always be proud of!



We provide 1-2-1 dog training Rugby because we want to help as many dog owners as we can improve their relationship with their dogs! The whole Rugby team knows that your situation is unique- which is why tailored 1-2-1 training can have so many benefits! All of our trainers listen to your needs and deliver personalised plans that are designed to help you achieve your goals.

So, why should you choose Royvon for your 1-2-1 training Rugby? Firstly, our family-run business is in its third generation. We’re passionate about training dogs using positive, reward-based methods to help dogs become happy and healthy, and owners proud! Our team of qualified and talented staff are here to help you achieve what you need. And, we have plenty of reviews to back up what we’re saying- check them out on Feefo at the bottom of this page, as well as on Facebook, Google, and our social media profiles.


We know that a foolproof plan is the number one way to success when it comes to 1-2-1 training! Do you want to know more about our training and methods? Please enquire today and we’ll be on hand to answer any questions you may have before we meet face-to-face.

Then, at our first meeting, we discuss what you want to get out of the training. Over the next few weeks or months, your trainer will be your personal coach. They will work closely with you to help you and your pet achieve the results you want. We normally recommend weekly sessions with your trainer to help get the most out of it. Our sessions usually last for 45 minutes so everyone stays engaged and willing to learn.

The number of sessions required will depend on your commitment and motivation! After all, you know your dog best, so it’s vital you work hard with them for the best results! We usually work with owners over a few months. After this time, your dog should be transformed and your bond will be stronger.

Everyone at Royvon Rugby will support you to achieve your results for a low standard cost. Plus, you’re sure to find a time to suit your lifestyle, as we run our sessions every day of the week! We’d be honoured to help you on your journey to becoming proud of your pet. Why not book your 1st session and get it started today?



The main aim of our 1-2-1 dog training Rugby is for you and your dog to avoid training failure! You’re probably already aware that if your dog’s training doesn’t change, their behaviour will stay the same. Whether they misbehave on occasion or you can’t take them anywhere, our 1-2-1 training will help you on the road to success! 

Every dog owner wants to have a great relationship with their dog. With personalised 1-2-1 training, you can strengthen your bond and get to know each other better. Our unique plans help you on your journey to becoming the best pet parent possible, and shape your dog into an amazing pet the whole family can be proud of!


At Royvon Rugby, the whole team is behind you and wants to see you and your dog succeed in your 1-2-1 training! Our main 1-2-1 trainer is Megan, who you can meet below:


Megan has vast experience training a whole variety of dogs from puppies up to older dogs with behavioural issues. She thrives on working alongside owners to achieve their goals and see their bond with the dog grow. Megan always encourages contact communication and support to ensure that you reach your full potential as a team.


We’re lucky to have a large and peaceful location at Rugby! The dogs settle in really quickly due to how nice and quiet it is. We are fortunate to have a Coombe Abbey nearby. So, we can meet you there for offsite lessons once both you and your dog are ready.

We know that each dog is different. They all learn in a unique way! So, each 1-2-1 dog training Rugby plan is tailored to their individual needs. Depending on the dog, this could be training at our Rugby facility before progressing to ‘real life environments’ in the outside world. At Royvon Rugby, we can make use of a whole host of different environments for training. This leads to happy, well-rounded dogs that are trained to cope in a variety of situations.

We would absolutely love to have you and your dog for 1-2-1 training at our Rugby location! 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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Stave Hall Farm, Fosse Way, Nr Monks Kirby, CV23 0RL

01788 524454


Merthyr Tydfil

South Wales

Incline Top, Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, CF47 0TJ

01685 848144