Welcome to SitDropStay Dog Training Melbourne

Fast track your results. Dog training, puppy training, dog behaviour and rehabilitation specialists with a holistic and psychology based approach. In-home, private or phone and video consults.

Dog Training Melbourne by Sit Drop Stay Dog Behaviour & Training

Our dog training Melbourne team will help your dog achieve a level of obedience that you’ve always dreamed of!

Our dog training and behaviour specialists use a natural and effective approach, that works to empower you while being respectful to your dog’s natural instincts and emotions. We will teach you everything there is to know about the impact of body language and enhanced communication. You will also learn how to read different responses in your dog, and how they change over time as you become more confident in your techniques!

As experienced dog whisperers, our team offer a calm presence in the training environment. The energy, body language and communication they convey all work together to change the way the dog reacts to situations. Our approach is very different to the standard teaching of mechanical body actions or commands by using bribes or punishment.

How Our Dog Training Melbourne Works

Understanding our relationship with dogs and how our own behaviour affects them is the foundation of our dog training Melbourne. As humans, our emotional energy and belief systems assist in determining our success in cultivating happy, calm and co-operative dogs.

The environment in which they are taught is also important. That is why we offer private and in-home training exclusively. Our experience tells us that training in a dog’s home or regular environment offers greater consistency. Thus making it easier to achieve far better results than you ever could in a group class setting. Dog obedience classes, or puppy classes, offer fun and social stimulation for your dog. However, they are not designed to address behavioural issues in dogs, or enhance education and empowerment for owners.

In addition to private or in-home puppy training, we now also offer online dog training and behaviour consults via Skype or Zoom!


Your Melbourne Trainer – Rod Sinclair

Consultations in: Melbourne Area

My parents would never let me have a dog, despite me asking again and again.  Then one day, at 10 years of age, I came home with a puppy, determined to care for him myself, and the rest is history.  In a strange twist of fate, my father became a senior officer of the Victorian Police Dog Squad; time spent with these animals nurtured what would become a lifelong passion and affinity for dogs.

Life has taken me on many adventures and career paths both in Australia and internationally, including several years working as a massage therapist in conjunction with a renowned doctor of natural therapies, when I found a natural ability for communicating with a wide variety of people on intellectual, emotional and spiritual levels.  I’ve always felt that you need to have faith in your journey.  Fortunately, my journey bought me to George, who has given me the opportunity to do what I love everyday – help people and their dogs.

I love the simpleness, honesty and integrity of the relationship you have with your dog, and it is this relationship that I will help you nurture.  Strong relationships are built on trust and respect, and the relationship with your dog is no different.  Most people want to please their dog.  To please your dog, you must grow and develop as a person, and be a strong leader.  My goal is to guide you in the process of becoming that leader for your dog, to then develop the relationship that you both deserve.


Hey Rod,
I just wanted to say a really massive Thankyou for everything yesterday arvo. You straight off the bat understood the dynamics in the household and could read us all really really well! That’s not easy to do and I felt like you must of had a degree in psychology or something haha
I really resonated with everything you said and feel that we have been put back on the right track with Ellie. I can’t speak highly enough of the work you do and the manner about yourself. Definitely be recommending you to other people! Thanks again. Caitlyn – Melbourne

Hi Rod

Status update. Dramatically calmer dog and household. He follows us through doorways and walks on loose leash alongside us, unlike the previous chaotic walks. Thank you! You are awesome.   Veronica – Melbourne

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Our Dog Training Behaviour Process

Step 1.

We start out with an introductory phone consultation with one of our Melbourne 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.

Dog Training Melbourne that is Tailored to You

Our dog training Melbourne service is customised to meet your individual needs. That way, you can create the relationship, and achieve the attitude and behaviour change you want.

The characteristics and desired outcomes of our training methods include:

  • Focus on creating a calm and cooperative dog
  • Whole family involvement, so you can all learn together. This is also useful for us in understanding how your dog interacts differently with each individual.
  • Teaching your dog through rewarding based on their state of mind opposed to solely a physical action.
  • We use a language that your dog will understand.
  • Teaching you as the owner about how loving leadership and connection can change your dog’s behaviour. This will ultimately result in a more successful relationship.

Sit Drop Stay’s dog training Melbourne offers dog and puppy training, dog behaviour, dog obedience training and dog whisperer services. Servicing Melbourne areas, including Geelong and Mornington Peninsula!

Contact our team today to make a booking or receive pricing information. Call us on 1300 306 887, or fill out the form online! You and your dog can achieve anything with the help of Sit Drop Stay Dog Behaviour & Training.