The Complete Training Programme is a 21 day residential training course, which is suitable for all breeds, of all ages over 5 months and comes with a guaranteed standard of training being achieved over the 21 days. This course is one of the first residential obedience based training courses in the UK being introduced by Rovon over 50 years ago. The course has been developed to incorporate the most modern training methods many times over the time it has been available and it is still as popular and successful as it has ever been, with many of our customers, returning for help with second or third dogs.
The training focuses on obedience and life skills. Your dog will learn the art of loose lead walking, the foundations of recall (as recall has to be an ongoing journey rather than a quick fix), to hold a stationary position (sit, down or stand) plus general good manners training, including polite meet and greets with humans, and other dogs,
Watch the video below to see first hand the training involved in this programme.
The first few days of the course is an assessment period, where the trainer and your dog will get to know each other and start to form a bond. It is really important that this process is not rushed so if you do not see many pictures during the first few days do not be alarmed as this is quite normal. The middle week of the training will mainly be onsite at Royvon. The training of your dog will need to have reached a set standard in a lower distraction environment before progressing back into real life situation. During the third week the training should progress to public places but each dog is different and this process is not set in stone. The trainer will always do what's best for your dog and in some cases rushing the process will cause more harm and set back the training.
Your trainer will update you regularly on progress and training updates will be added to our Royvon Forum on Facebook. This is a bespoke private Facebook Group that has been created exclusively for the purpose of updating parents on the progress of their dogs throughout the training process. You will be provided with details on how to access this group on check in.
When you come to collect your dog at the end of the 21 days, you will view a demonstration of your dog working with the trainer. After this you will meet back up with your dog and you will start your handler training lesson. The lesson will usually last between 60 and 90 minutes, but as the aim of the lesson is to teach you how to handle your dog in the way that he has been trained then it could be longer. The aim of the lesson is to send you away with the skills you need to handle your dog in the same way as the trainer. So in short, we teach your dog the new rules, we teach you the new rules and then you go home and both obey the new rules.
As your dog has had 3 weeks training and you have only had a few hours, we would encourage you to attend as many aftercare sessions as you can. The aftercare period is included as part of the course and lasts for 3 months following departure. Aftercare sessions may be individual one to one sessions with your dogs and the trainer initially, progressing to group follow up sessions, when the Trainer feels you are both ready.
This course is not suitable for dogs who are anxious or aggressive. If your dog is showing either if these behaviours then check out our Behaviour Modification Programme.