SitDropStay Adelaide offers dog whisperer based dog behaviour, dog training, puppy training and guidance in all Adelaide suburbs and the Adelaide Hills. We specialize in a natural and holistic approach and come to you wherever you are needing help, (home, beach, dog park etc.).
You are fortunate in Adelaide to have as your local trainer, our Head Trainer and Director George Lygidakis. George has over 25 years of experience in dog training and dog behaviour and is commonly regarded as Australia’s own Dog Whisperer.
We had George come and visit us and ‘Millie’ yesterday and we are still in shock at how unbelievable the training was. Within minutes he had Millie walking so obediently by his side we thought for sure he’d swapped dogs while we must have been blinking. George is not only a ‘Dog Whisperer’ but we feel like we received some personal counselling from George which we definitely needed as well. LOL!. It was an awesome experience and he’s such a great person – we’re very impressed. And we’ll be recommending ‘SitDropStay’ highly. We are now your volunteer ‘ambassadors’ Many Thanks. Pete & Debi Seskis – Adelaide
We have an 11 year old Golden Retriever who was a nightmare to take for a walk when other dogs were around. She would act as though she wanted to kill them, pulling so hard on the lead, barking what seamed like “viciously” and basically just going crazy! It took ONE two hour session with George to completely turn our nightmare into an absolute dream! She is a beautiful dog and was not vicious, she was anxious and we were unwittingly the cause. George’s professionalism, patience and obvious knowledge was incredible. We now have a dog that we can walk the length of Jetty Rd Brighton, past all the outdoor eateries with dogs everywhere and she doesn’t even flinch. We can sit with others at an outdoor cafe with her laying next to us for an hour, and she is beautifully behaved. All we can say is THANK YOU George and we wish so much that we had called SitDropStay years ago! Christie and Ron – Adelaide
Hi my name is George Lygidakis and I am your local SitDropStay Dog Behaviour Specialist. I have been involved in Dog Training and Behaviour for over 25 years now, 7 years of which I spent in the Australian Protective Service ( Federal Police) as a Dog Handler and Trainer, and I have also helped train dogs for the S.A Correctional Service Department and the Fiji police. My journey in the world of dog behaviour over the last 25 years has seen me try many different methods, theories and philosophies and as such my understanding has constantly evolved and expanded.
In more recent years I have come to understand the deeper importance of our relationship with our dogs, and ultimately ourselves, and the emotional energy we each exude, and how this powerfully affects our dogs behaviour. I have combined this understanding with a natural and holistic dog training approach that together gives remarkable results..
I emphasise that your own behaviour, emotional energy and how you present yourself to them are the main sources of your dog’s behaviour. People are constantly surprised by my ability to make a dog behave immediately without any so called “training”. The secret is in my being “present” and presenting my authentic self to the dog rather than my personality or ego self. Dogs immediately recognise this energy, creating a connection between us and a passive and responsive state of mind in them, which I beleive has the abilty to deeply heal their mind and bring it back to a calm, balanced state. It is ultimitely your life force energy and attention that your dog really craves and responds to and thay are the only tools you will always have with you. This natural and instantly understood approach offers you a deper communication and connection with your dog.
I am personally concerned at the unnecessary and overuse of treats and medication by many Dog Behaviourists, Veterinarians and Trainers and have personally moved away from this approach because of the behavioural issues it creates.
Please call me if you need help with any facet of your dogs behaviour or your relationship with them. I genuinely love what I do and love coaching and empowering people to connect with and communicate with their dog at a deeper level.
For costs or to make a booking with me in Adelaide please call us on 1300 306 887 or 0416508549 or send your details by clicking here and we will contact you shortly.