Dog Training at Home: Training Tips For Your Dogs

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Dog training at home delivers a lot of benefits to dogs, no matter how young or old they are. Dog ownership is truly worthwhile. Not only can you give move care and love, but you can also train your dog and create a strong bond with them. For dogs who are indoors all the time, […]

The Best Ways to Train Your Dog

New pet owners can have a difficult time trying to communicate with their new dogs. When you tell him or her to sit, occasionally they will act as if they never heard you. They may growl at kids or even bark at you when it’s unnecessary. All this happens because your new furry friend may […]

Ideas to Challenge your dog when you can’t leave the house.

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Things to do with your dog during lockdown. Stuck at home in the pandemic? Wondering how on earth you’ll be able to keep your dog from going stir crazy when you can’t take them out for a walk? While it’s not ideal, there are lots of things you can do to help make this time […]

Anna discusses her dog Chips and teaching Dog Tricks

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How important is teaching your dog tricks really? Hi, Anna here from SitDropStay Dog Training Melbourne. I want to introduce you to the newest edition to my family. On Anzac Day we got a call from a family friend who lives out in country Victoria. They had heard about a young Kelpie pup who was […]

Are you looking for Dog Training in Melbourne

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Are you looking for Dog Training in Melbourne SitDropStay Dog Training Melbourne is pleased to welcome our new trainer and dog whisperer, Rod Sinclair. Rod has recently completed extensive training with us and joins our very successful Melbourne dog training team of Anna Hopkins and Brett Males. He will be covering the Western side of […]

How To Teach Your Dog To Come When Called

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Establishing A Solid Recall One of the most essential and enjoyable things to teach your dog is to come to you when you ask. It allows both you and your dog to have more fun, freedom, exercise and more variety and it is one of the concepts that I encourage owners to really dedicate time […]

The Benefits Of In-Home Dog Training

Confused about whether to go to classes or have a trainer come to you? This is personal decision and there are certainly benefits to both. Here are some good reasons why in-home dog training or having a trainer come to you is often the most effective and easiest way to establish a solid foundation and create […]

4 Valuable Dog Obedience Training Tips

In this article I am going to give you four tips to help you improve your dog’s performance in obedience training. Before I do however, I need to be clear that I believe that the benefits of traditional obedience training are often overstated and over-emphasised. By traditional obedience training I mean the general idea of going […]

7 Tips To Teach Your Dog To Walk Without Pulling

How to stop dog pulling. We all want a dog that walks calmly by our side without pulling or lunging. It is one of our most common requests and certainly makes for a more enjoyable and rewarding experience. We believe it is critical to have your dog under control on a walk. Done properly walking […]

Should your dog walk by your side?

One of the most common problems we are asked to help clients with is to stop their dogs from pulling on the leash. Today more than ever, we see so many dogs pulling their owners down the street, park or beach in some sort of rush to get somewhere.  There are even people who we […]

What is a Dog Whisperer?

With the rise in popularity of dog whispering in recent years, it seems that today every dog trainer is calling themselves a Dog Whisperer. So are there really so many dog whisperers out there, or is the term being used too loosely? While there is no doubt in my mind that dog whispering methods

Does ‘Positive Only’ Dog Training Work?

Another weekend and again I have had to help several families whose dogs have previously undergone positive only based dog training. On every occasion this approach has proven to have been either detrimental or at best totally ineffective.