Welcome to SitDropStay Dog Training Gold Coast

Dog training, dog behaviour and puppy training in the Gold Coast. Experience the magic of a professional dog whisperer. In-home, private or phone and video coaching.

In-home and private Dog Training Gold Coast

SitDropStay Dog Training Gold Coast offers in-home and private consultations with our dog behaviour specialists that teach you how to train and communicate with your dog using a simple approach that both empowers you and is respectful to your dog. Our trainers help you to create a calm and stable dog, developing a natural connection where they are willing to happily co-operate and trust you in any situation.

Gold Coast’s leading Dog Whisperers

A dog whisperer understands and uses energy, body language, emotions and presence as the primary form of communication, rather than focusing purely on treats or punishment. Dog whisperer’s understand that it is our relationship with our dogs and our own behaviour around them that is the foundation of achieving willing co- operation.

Our trainers have all been carefully selected for their expertise in their field. As dog whisperers they are naturally gifted in communicating with and reading both dogs and humans.

SitDropStay Dog Training Gold Coast offers services in all Gold Coast suburbs, including Coomera, Surfers Paradise, Nerang, Coolangatta and Mount Tambourine.

How we work

We believe in-home dog training is the most effective and easiest way to establish a solid foundation of training and create the dog you want, giving faster results, with sessions that are tailored especially to your individual needs.

  • Our focus in on creating a calm, happy and co-operative dog.
  • The state of mind your dog is in when it receives a reward is more important than their physical action.
  • We use the language your dog understands.
  • Teaching you how loving leadership and connection can change your dog’s behaviour and result in a more successful relationship.

In our experience one-on-one personalised training gives far superior results compared to group classes. This is why we offer this exclusively. Whilst group classes offer fun and stimulation to your dog, they are not designed or able to address your dog’s behavioural issues or your individual needs.

Get in contact

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Step 1.

We start out with an introductory phone consultation with our Gold Coast based dog trainers, who will ask you some preliminary questions to find out what your individual needs are.

Step 2.

Our trainer will come out to your home, or other place of your choosing, to conduct an initial one on one session with you and your dog that is tailored to your specific needs. Taking into consideration your current lifestyle, who else is in the family, your dog’s temperament and the outcome that you want to achieve they will put together a formula that’s right just for you.

Step 3.

If further consultations are required we will come back and address any continuing issues and ensure that you have all the tools you need for a rewarding relationship with your dog based on loving leadership and true connection.

Our trainers

Your local SitDropStay Dog Training Gold Coast trainer is Anna Hopkins.

melbourne-dog-trainer-anna-hopkins.pngAnna always had a dog as part of her family growing up, developed a long lasting love of dogs as a result. Anna believes that understanding how to interact with your dog determines whether you share a beautiful, respectful connection, or the relationship is an unruly, out of control, challenge for everyone involved. When she met George and learnt about the Sit Drop Stay dog whispering philosophy, it simply made sense as a practical, sensible and natural approach to establishing clear communication between owners and their dogs.

Find out more about Anna


We cannot thank you enough for your work with our two 5 month old Malamutes, the difference in them and to our lives is amazing. Before your visit we were so desperate we seriously considered giving one of them away because they were so out of control; they snapped & snarled, jumped and barked constantly, to the point that we were frightened they would bite us. With the invaluable knowledge you have given us they are transforming into calm, obedient and likeable dogs. We not only owe you our unreserved thanks but also our “first born” as you have achieved in one visit what we thought was going to be impossible, you truly have changed our lives. Peta & Joe – Nerang, reviewed SitDropStay Dog Training Gold Coast


You came to visit me and Toohey and I just want to thank you. Toohey had already been sent to boot camp but the tactics used there I believe we’re based on brut force, so the trainer and my husband could manage her but I could not. Honestly, after only 2 hours with you I could relate to all you advised and found it so much easier to put into practice. Your training methods far out way those previously taught to me at boot camp. I just want to say thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Marg Hennings – Nerang, reviewed SitDropStay Dog Training Gold Coast


When I was first looking for a dog trainer I looked at all of the possible ones that could come to our home, I spoke to so many I think I became a bit crazy with picking the ‘right’ one. Well, from the moment I picked up the phone and spoke to someone at SitDropStay, I knew that these were the people I wanted to help train our 15 week Border Collie puppy Bear. The person I spoke with for the initial consult was fantastic and definitely knew what he was talking about in regards to the dog behaviour that our puppy had already started showing! He wasn’t focused on telling us the price and why they are the best and why we ‘need’ them to come and train our dog. He just explained how the trainer would be able to help us out and that it wasn’t about coming and teaching him tricks – as the man said, we can do that but really we would just be taking your money – it was about teaching us how to have such a high energy dog that was calm when we told him to be and played when we asked – and of course listened to our commands. From that initial phone call I felt at ease! They came out yesterday to our home and it was the best experience I have ever had! They explained things to both my partner and myself in a way that we both understood (we are polar opposites – he is high energy all the time and I am calm) and showed us the ways in which to teach Bear how to listen to our commands, come when called and not do naughty things (like chewing shoes and digging holes). We were also able to walk Bear on the lead for the first time without him digging his heels in and refusing to walk or even worse, walking us! Last night was the first night that Bear hasn’t demanded us to play and wrestle and was happy to lay quietly on his bed while we were relaxing.
I cannot recommend those at SitDropStay any more highly and we will definitely be telling all our family and friends about the great services that were provided (and of course using them again when Bear is a little older and needs a refresher course!)   Jessica Boyce reviewed SitDropStay Dog Training Gold Coast

“We really appreciated Anna’s thoughtful and kind approach dealing with us both, and Fergus.  Anna has a vast knowledge of the psychology of dogs and was able to clearly explain how we need to use body language with him to teach him what is expected and what is acceptable. He is a much more polite puppy and is far more receptive to us now. This approach is based on deep understanding of how dogs tick I would recommend Anna to anyone wanting to help their dog/puppy to fit into your life. RATING:   5 stars”   Rosemary Koina reviewed SitDropStay Dog Training Gold Coast