OUR DOG TRAINING AND BEHAVIOUR SERVICES
IN-HOME AND PRIVATE DOG TRAINING
Fast track your dog’s training with our dog whisperer based training approach. Achieve amazing results in 1 to 2 consults. We come to you, 7 days a week, with personalised lifestyle based training allowing the whole family to be involved.
DOG BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION
There’s no need to struggle with behaviour problems such as aggression, anxiety, hyperactivity and destructive or bad behaviour when we can fix them for you. These are psychological, not training issues. Our dog behaviour specialists come to you and correct problems at their source. All dogs, all ages.
IN-HOME PUPPY TRAINING
Give your puppy the best foundation possible with our in-home puppy and owner coaching service. Our training methods, advice and support are tailored to your puppy’s temperament and your individual lifestyle and needs.
Why SitDropStay Dog Training?
While many dog trainers and obedience schools focus on teaching ‘rote’ or mechanical actions and commands (like sit), we find this rarely helps or gives owners control in real life situations. Your dog can be clever and educated but still ignore you. It also isn’t fair to expect a dog to listen to you if you haven’t learned to lead them effectively. A dog whisperer understands and uses relationship, connection, energy, body language and direction of thought (intent) as the primary form of communication rather than focusing purely on teaching mechanical body actions (conditioning) or commands by using treats or punishment (both are a form of manipulation). We understand that it is our relationship with our dogs and our own behaviour around them that is the foundation of achieving a deeper connection and willing co-operation.
Lifestyle based consultations focused on your individual needs
We come to you so the whole family can participate and our advice and training is based on your personal lifestyle needs.
Calm, caring and highly effective system
With over 25 years experience we have discovered what really works. We don’t rely on or recommend, treats, medication or punishment.
Create the dog you’ve always wanted
We educate and empower you to create the relationship and behaviour you want and expect from your dog.
We can fix problems and issues when other methods have failed
We use a holistic and natural approach. When you address a dogs state of mind, energy and relationship with their pack all problems can be fixed.
More than just “training”
Move from simply teaching mechanical actions for treats to truly understanding how to communicate with your dog.
Free email and phone support plus guaranteed results from day one.
Over 25 years experience ● APDT members ● Professionally trained dog whisperers ● Guaranteed Results
Meet George – Adelaide – Byron Bay
Australia’s leading Dog Whisperer
SitDropStay Director and Head Trainer, George Lygidakis has been training and rehabilitating dogs for over 25 years. A former police dog handler and trainer, he then focused his attention on dog psychology and behaviour, as well as human and dog relationships, interspecies communication and the art of dog whispering.
Alarmed at the epidemic of badly behaved, anxious and over stimulated dogs, and the limited advice and misinformation given by most trainers, behaviourists and veterinarians, George wanted to create a system that was simple, holistic and natural.
This journey led him to realise that it is our relationship and our own behaviour with our dog that is the foundation of achieving willing co-operation. This understanding, coupled with the latest and most advanced dog training methods, is the focus of Sit Drop Stay’s unique training system – one that delivers amazing results for all dogs, regardless of age or breed, that are consistently effective.
Its time to go beyond the limitations of both “positive only” and “dominance based” philosophies. Sit Drop Stay offers a more respectful and effective approach to co-existing and interacting with your dog and changing their behaviour.
Featured on ‘All About Animals’
Sit Drop Stay was asked to be part of a 13 episode series which shows a young Doberman x called Candy being progressively trained for her behavioural issues by professional dog whisperer George Lygidakis.
Episode 1 – Introducing Candy, the out of control dog.
Episode 2 – George arrives for an assessment.
Episode 3 – George provides some helpful tips to stop the dogs from jumping.
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Our Success Stories
“We are considered by many to be leaders in the field of dog training but on several occasions with both work and home dogs I have used George’s services because his general knowledge of animal behaviour far outstrips ours.”
Military Police Dog Handler
“Sitdropstay has changed our lives. It was amazing to watch within the space of minutes our usually boisterous, unruly dogs doing anything George told them. After the 2 hour consult we had dogs who wanted to listen to us. It was truly an enlightening experience.”
Kate and Marr Waldron-Moir
“We have been completely blown away by George and his ability to teach us the rules to living in a harmonious and balanced pack environment. We have learnt so much in such a short time that we would never have believed it if we hadn’t seen it for ourselves. Once we began to trust ourselves and use the techniques George provided for us, it was amazing to see the immediate change in Bosko. It was as if a light switch went off and he could relax knowing we had it all under control.”
Sylvia and Justin Traeger