SitDropStay and Quantum Canine present

“Awaken Your Inner Dog Whisperer” Retreats

Come along with your best friend for 4 days of training, rejuvenation and transformation in beautiful Byron Bay!


Have you ever wanted a relationship with you dog where they wanted to follow you everywhere off-leash and willingly cooperate with you? Have you ever wondered why dogs behave differently with different people according to their energy and wanted to be like them? Do you like the concept of healing and understanding yourself through your relationship and behaviour around your dog and that your dog is your mirror.

These unique workshops have been specifically designed to help you to understand, connect, communicate and be able to influence your dog at a deeper level and without the need for treats, clickers or punishment.

You can co-exist and interact in a more natural, respectful and harmonious way and discover how understanding your own behaviour and limitations around your dog can facilitate deep healing within you both.

Awaken Your Inner Dog Whisperer

Within each of us is the ability to communicate, connect and interact with our dogs in a more natural and effective way. This communication comes from our inner being, or a place of stillness. A place beyond thought and mind and the need for concepts or theories. It is an intuitive inner knowing and expression that comes from within. A dog whisperer communicates with dogs from this place.

Discover what is inhibiting you from expressing what you want to create with power and direct communication. Identify and heal any emotions or beliefs that are getting in the way of your communication clearly and authentically.

By getting in touch with this part of ourselves around our dogs we can not only connect with our true selves, but also heal any inhibitions or emotional blocks we have developed which stops us expressing our true power and ability to direct chi energy or prana. Our dogs understand this form of energetic communication because it is how they communicate with each other.

This workshop is for everyone who wants to enjoy and improve their relationship with their dog, and is looking for more than just the concept of ‘training’ their dog. Whether you have lost your confidence, feel frustrated, dis-empowered or disillusioned by current mainstream approaches and feel there must be a better way, or simply love the idea of having a wonderful holiday with your best friend, let us educate and empower you to get where you want to be.

You will learn 

  • How to be someone your dog wants to follow off-leash and willingly co-operate with.
  • Yoga and meditation with your dog.
  • How to keep your dog calm in all situations.
  • To easily switch your dogs state of mind from active to passive.
  • The three zones of freedom and how to create and use them.
  • A natural, intuitive and holistic approach to dog training.
  • What your dog means to you and what role you take on around them.
  • How to connect with your dog through their being/essence, rather than form or personality.
  • A more natural, effective and respectful way to coexist with your dog.
  • How to share affection and reward with connection rather than treats or toys and why your dog craves this.
  • To be empowered to create the behaviour and relationship you expect with your dog.
  • How to use your intent and energy in a calm but powerful way to influence their behaviour.
  • How to expand, retract and project your energy field when communicating with your dog.
  • How to be present or in a state of stillness around your dog and how this leads to a stronger connection.
  • To connect and deepen your relationship by understanding how to build genuine trust and respect.
  • Hands on training and practical lifestyle techniques you can take home for the real world to use immediately.
  • There will be practical and personal sessions with every dog, to learn about handling different issues and ask those questions you have been wondering about.
  • Experience the power of pack walks and Zen/ Mindful walks with your dog.
  • De-stress, reconnect and go home with renewed confidence and enthusiasm.

For those who are wanting a bit extra, Alchemy Wellness Centre (who are onsite) offer Acupunture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Kinesiology and massage, which (as well as wonderfully relaxing and rejuvenating) can be extremely powerful in shifting blocks/negative beliefs/behaviours both in owners and dogs (rarely is it isolated). Please contact them personally if you would like to discuss booking a session with them.

The workshops will be run by SitDropStay and Quantum Canine Head Trainer George Lygidakis

We will be hosted by the fantastic Byron Holiday Park, which is of course dog friendly and has various accommodation options to suit everyone. To see more please visit

Our first ever 4 day retreat will be held between Thursday16th and Sunday19th of August

The price of our 4 day retreat is $1190.

  • This includes 4 days onsite accommodation in a Watego studio which are dog friendly,
  • free yoga/meditation classes every morning
  • 4 days of group and individual training,
  • talks and workshops
  • beach walks
  • pack walks
  • personal tuition from one of our Dog Behaviour Specialists
  • camp fires
  • free time and relaxation

For more information or to book please contact
Sitdropstay on 1300 306 887 or Email us at

Retreat facilitator

George-dog-trainer-best-in-australia.jpgOur retreat facilitator is SitDropStay and Quantum Canine head trainer and founder George Lygidakis. George has been training dogs for over 30 years with enormous success. This is down to the unique dog whispering methods he has developed, that continue to have to incredible success with dogs of all ages and breeds. As a dog whisperer, George understands that it is the your energy or presence that allows your dog to stay calm, relaxed and co-operative. Communicating from this place removes the need for treats, force or medication.

Find out more about George

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