Dog training

Sitdropstay’s dog training system will empower you to have control of your dog and create the behaviour you expect from them, in all situations.

From years of experience, we find that one-on-one personalised training in the home and everyday environment consistently gives superior results compared to group classes. Your dog is an individual and so are you, and no two families are alike. There is no one-size fits all. This is why we now offer private consults exclusively.

We believe it is your day to day contact and personal rituals that not only teach your dog what is expected of them, but builds your relationship, defines roles, develops attitudes and allows your personal lifestyle and dynamics to influence and shape your dog’s key behaviours. Our approach is not about doing extra training, it is about doing the ‘same thing differently’. Your dog is forming and maintaining an opinion of you and your leadership abilities whenever you are together, so make your valuable time count!

We offer a simple and natural approach that both empowers you and is respectful to your dog. This helps to create and maintain their calm, stable, natural state of mind. You will be amazed at how quickly your dog will connect with you and become willing to do what you ask when you know how to impress them. Let us show you how to communicate with your dog naturally and easily and achieve the relationship and behaviour you have always wanted. No more relying on threats or bribes!

We understand that most people don’t expect their dog to perform fancy exercises or tricks but simply want a balanced, happy and well behaved dog who listens! Regular dog training rarely corrects behaviour problems and unless practiced correctly, does not address the core issue – your leadership and the energy you project to your dog. Unless you want a competition dog (in high drive), most modern dog training is ineffective, irrelevant and even counterproductive. Its focus is on teaching your dog to do what is really just ‘tricks’ to get a treat, or toy. This often inadvertently rewards excitable and demanding behaviour, while at the same time encouraging you to be in an overexcited state when rewarding. This is a less than ideal way to work with a family dog and clashes with natural dog psychology. Your dog wants calm, stable loving energy from its leader, not over-excited and weak energy. Merely teaching your dog to perform tricks for food does not fulfill your dog, and is disempowering for both of you. Just as negative is the other extreme – being harsh on or bullying your dog to comply – which creates mistrust and lacks empathy and understanding.

A dog that is not stable and under effective control must have its freedom limited to keep it safe in our society. Therefore, establishing leadership and having control actually allows your dog more freedom to enjoy life and have fun! Whilst ‘positive only’ and treat based dog training is well meaning, it is science/mental based and does not acknowledge or understand the deeper and more fulfilling communication and understanding that is possible between human and dog, using energy, emotion and heart. Until as dog trainers/behaviourists we truly understand the interconnection and interplay of consciousness, mind and energy between dogs and humans, we are limited to using treats, clickers, toys or fear to teach and shape their minds to perform unnatural behaviours that we as humans want. This limits our connection to them to a mental one, and not the deeper connection we are longing for with our dogs.

What should you expect from your dog?

Your dog should be able to, (if requested):

  • enter your home calmly and respectfully
  • understand boundaries within the home
  • go to it’s bed or mat and stay there if asked
  • stay away from guests until invited to approach calmly
  • be quiet when asked
  • not demand anything from you
  • walk calmly by your side (not in front or pulling)
  • not react to other dogs or people
  • not jump on anyone
  • understand a free or play command
  • come back when called
  • not be aggressive to other dogs or people
  • be calm and quiet in your car

Above all you should be able to influence your dogs behaviour and state of mind in all situations and they should always trust and respect you as their pack leader.

Ask us how to get started today!

Please contact Sitdropstay on 1300 306 887, or mobile 0416 508 549.

TESTIMONIALS

George absolutely changed our family life for the better. We now have a perfectly behaved dog and a happy family again. Thank you, thank you George you are amazing.
THE SHANAHAN FAMILY, ADELAIDE

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