Written on: 02/03/2012 by Nswan (1 review written)
ROYVON DOG TRAINING SCHOOL - WALES
We sent Murphy, our border collie to Royvon for the full 3 week training course Feb 2012. Being a bright, border collie, Murphy outwitted us on all previous training techniques in trying to get him to walk to heel without pulling on the lead and also the biggest problem was the constant running off to joggers and other dogs. We had a personal weekly trainer and weekly classes and nothing worked. Our lives were being dominated by our cheeky dog!
Royvon was the last resort! On arrival Murphy was allocated to Dai Ward and we were confident that he was in safe hands! The training centre is well equipped for indoor / outdoor training and with relief and a little bit of sadness we said goodbye. Within a few days Dai was in touch to let us know Murphy was settling in and doing well. We received weekly updates by telephone and on Facebook - the progress was fast! We had pics and videos of Murphy walking to heel and working around distractions.....we were gob smacked that in a short amount of time Dai had Murphy walking to heel and actually in controlof him around other dogs.
We collected Murphy after the three week period and found a happy dog responding to Dai and we wondered will he respond to us as well as Dai?
We needn't have worried we had a 2 hour training session with Dai and Murphy and we have brought home a well trained dog. We can walk Murphy without being dragged around the streets - a big bonus!!! His 'stay' command is amazing which is particularly useful when we spy other dogs near us. The 'leave' command and the better use of our vocal techniques that we were taught are working well. The foundation training methods used by Royvon initially to train Murphy have set the path for us to maintain. Our investment in Royvon is paying off and we only wish we had used them 6 months ago - Dai is a great asset to Royvon, he has a natural understanding of dogs hence why they respond so well to him. Move over Caeser Milan - we have our own dog whisperer!!! Thanks Dai!!