Read About George’s Journey, Why He Created SitDropStay and Most Importantly, Why We’re Different.
Sitdropstay was created in 2005 by Director and Head Trainer, George Lygidakis, in response to an urgent need to improve the quality of training and knowledge of dog behaviour that is available to the Australian public. Alarmed at the epidemic of badly behaved dogs and the poor advice given by many trainers, behaviourists and vets, George has created a system that is simple, holistic and natural. His methods deliver amazing results, for all dogs, regardless of age or breed, and these results are consistently effective. We believe this quality and depth of knowledge has never been available to the Australian public before.
George has been a Dog Trainer for over 25 years. A former Australian Protective Service (Federal Police) Police dog handler and trainer, he has since turned his attention to dog psychology, and dog behaviour, embarking on an extensive study of all dog training methods available today. He has studied the world’s most successful dog trainers, animal trainers, psychologists, dog whisperers and behaviourists, as well as human psychology and interspecies communication, to discover the keys to successful dog training and behaviour modification. This research has been synergised into the groundwork and philosophy of the Sitdropstay training system.
We have entered a new and exciting era of dog training! We no longer need to simply teach dogs obedience exercises and tricks, but can truly understand their minds and needs, and start to communicate and interact with them in a way they understand. While food, balls, toys, clickers, chokers, halties, prong and electric collars are all being used successfully around the world to focus on dog obedience and training, they do not calm or stabilize a dogs mind. Too many dogs are highly “trained” but are still anxious, hyperactive, aggressive, dominant, unstable or shut down. Time we asked WHY. There is a great need to find balance.
George’s journey has led him to realize that it is our relationships with our dogs that are the foundation of achieving willing co-operation, and connecting with their hearts and minds. The way WE communicate and behave, and OUR OWN belief systems and emotional energy, predominantly determine our success in creating consistently happy, calm and co-operative dogs. Being centred and in touch with our own inner power gives us the ability to influence our dogs at a deeper and more profound level than simply teaching a dog’s mind ’tricks’.
It is this understanding, coupled with the latest and most advanced dog training methods, that is the focus of SitDropStay’s unique training system, and the reason we are achieving the results we are.
SitDropStay approaches and selects only the most suitable and qualified people in each city to represent them and all trainers are personally trained and coached by George. We currently offer our services in Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Northern Rivers N.S.W., Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Cairns.
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I have trained with many Dog Trainers from around Australia and Overseas and can say without a shadow of doubt that George is the best in his field I have seen.
BOB YEO SOUTH AUSTRALIA CORRECTIONAL SERVICE DEPT.
DOG SECTION HANDLER AND TRAINER (17 YEARS)