In-home and Private Dog Training Melbourne
Our dog training and dog behaviour specialists at SitDropStay Dog Training Melbourne can help you get the dog you’ve always wanted using our proven Dog Whisperer based training methods.
We use a natural and more effective approach that both empowers you and is respectful to your dog, teaching you how body language and subtle changes in the way you approach your dog can enhance your communication and the way your dog responds to you. You will be able to notice the difference after just one session with one of our expert dog whisperers, with results that leave most owners amazed at the co-operation and willingness their dog shows.
Melbourne’s best dog whisperers
A dog whisperer understands and uses clear communication with their energy, body language, and a calm presence as the primary form of communication, rather than focusing purely on teaching mechanical body actions or commands by using bribes (treats) or punishment.
Dog whisperers understand that it is our relationship with our dogs and our own behaviour around them that is the foundation of achieving willing co-operation. The way we communicate, our belief systems and emotional energy, can all determine our success in creating consistently happy, calm and co-operative dogs. This is how we continue to get incredible results where other dog trainers and dog behaviour specialists have failed.
SitDropStay Dog Training Melbourne offers dog training, puppy training, dog behaviour, dog obedience training and dog whisperer services throughout Melbourne including Mornington Peninsula and Geelong.
How we work
We believe in-home dog and puppy 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 training is personalised to your needs so you can create the relationship, attitude and behaviour You want.
- We focus on creating a calm and co-operative dog.
- Your whole family can be involved and learn together. This gives us the ability to see how your dog is interacting with each individual.
- We believe 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.
- We teach you how loving leadership and connection can change your dog’s behaviour and result in a more successful relationship.
We believe our one-on-one personalised in home dog training gives superior results compared to puppy classes or dog obedience training classes, which is why we offer this exclusively. Whilst dog obedience training classes or puppy classes offer fun and stimulation to your dog, they are not designed or able to address behavioural issues or to educate and empower you as the owner.
Get in contact
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We start out with an introductory phone consultation with our Melbourne-based dog trainers, who will ask you some preliminary questions to find out what your individual needs are.
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.
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.
You’ll get unlimited call outs as well as phone and email support for anything we have covered in your consultations – that’s how sure we are that we can solve any issue big or small, with any dog.
Your Sit Drop Stay trainers in Melbourne are Brett Males and Anna Hopkins.
Brett has been surrounded by animals all his life and always felt that there was much more to the human-canine connection than what just what lay on the surface. After a chance meeting with Sit Drop Stay founder George Lygidakis, he felt deep resonance with George’s philosophies on the spiritual and energetic connection between man and dogs rang very true and decided to train with him as a dog behaviour specialist.
Anna 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.
“Fantastic”. Our 7 month old Blue Heeler X was a rescue girl with what we suspect is an abusive past. She was extremely shy of humans to the point she would run backwards and forwards down the back of the garden like a wild dog and wouldn’t come near when a stranger came over. Along comes Brett and he spent a couple of hours with us. He explained everything in a way that was logical and made perfect sense. We implemented his suggestions and our girl is doing so well, we’ve had so many comments about what a difference they’ve seen since Brett started working with her. Dog training and fixing problems isn’t that hard when it’s explained by someone who truly knows what they are talking about and also cares about the dogs. We’d recommend Brett to anyone without any hesitation. Kerry Loschiano – reviewed Sitdropstay Dog Training Melbourne
I would like you to pass on to Brett a very big THANK YOU to him for saving our sanity after he had spent two hours with me, John and our dog Jamie. I could not believe the difference Brett made towards Jamie’s attitude and how we know have a different dog – a much calmer more relaxed dog. Even our puppy Benny is taking notice and Charlie our really old dog is taking in the commands as well – stay, sit, wait, leave it. Brett was so patient and explained everything in such a way that was easy to understand and retain and able to be put into practice immediately – WHAT BLISS!!!! Jenny Burchill – reviewed Sitdropstay Dog Training Melbourne
WOW- a huge shout out and thank you to Brett Males who took the time out of his day to work with our smallest 4 legged friend. Milo was king of our castle but very quickly the universe has turned and we have control of our home back. There is still a lot of work to do but with Brett’s amazing help and knowledge its a smooth ride from here. Only yesterday was milo jumping all over the kids and furniture and barking at everything. Now he won’t move from his mat. If anyone has a dog who runs the show Brett is the guy to go to. Thank you so much! . Kelly Muscat – reviewed Sitdropstay Dog Training Melbourne
Anna helped our family greatly and her knowledge was incredible. She provided us with the information and tools to create a harmonious family environment. The changes in Milo were amazing and we are continually seeing improvement. We cannot recommend this service highly enough. Thank you. Danielle Khamsomphou – reviewed Sitdropstay Dog Training Melbourne
I found the time I spent with Anna so helpful. I found her extremely knowledgeable and friendly and the advice she gave has worked wonders. Wendy Stuart – reviewed Sitdropstay Dog Training Melbourne
Anna was so easy to work with. Anna gave us the tools to work with to gain back control over our dogs and they responded so quickly. Happy dog, happy family. Thank you. Marnie Wilson – reviewed Sitdropstay Dog Training Melbourne