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ABOUT
SIT STAY PLAY QLD

Sit Stay Play QLD bases their practice on the most up to date and relevant research into animal behaviour and psychology.  We pride ourselves in our ability to combine knowledge with fun to create the most effective, functional, fear and force free training methodologies in Queensland that you and your furry friend will love and utilise together for years to come.

 

We provide a range of both private behaviour training sessions, pet care services and dog walking to fit your specific needs.

 

Our dog behaviour trainer has the knowledge and passion to help achieve your individual goals. From impulse control and obedience to complex cues and tricks - Our multi-faceted approach has proved time and time again that no pet is un-trainable!

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OUR STORY

Sit Stay Play QLD started with humble beginnings in 2011. Studying at University at the time, Dejana (De) was determined to create a business that would indulge her love for animals and help enrich their lives at the same time. 


Fast forward to today - Sit Stay Play QLD has grown from a humble pet sitting and dog walking team-of-one into a proud team of four. Our services continue to grow and flourish, with Sit Stay Play proudly heading training initiatives such as Leave It, presenting at the QLD Pet Expo and other pet related events in Brisbane, and creating puppy training classes alongside local vet clinics. 

 

Sit Stay Play QLD provides one-on-one dog walking, weekly group outings, pet care such as enrichment puzzles and daily drop in's, and pet behaviour training packages. We are happy to discuss your pet's individual requirements and work with you towards a solution.

 

THE CREW

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DEJANA (DE)

ANNABELLE

DALE

GET TO KNOW US

DEJANA (DE)

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING WITH THE PETS OF BRISBANE?
There is so much to like/love/adore but the biggest 'thing' of them all is   seeing the regular dogs/cats client's eyes light up when they see me for our session. Their wiggly bodies and happy vocalisation just makes my heart sing! 

WHAT ARE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS?
Associate's Bachelor of Animal Welfare and Inspection - University of Queensland

Bachelor of Wildlife Science - University of Queensland

Graduate Diploma in Psychology - Deakin University

Certificate III in Mental Health - TAFE QLD

Certificate II in Animal Care - TAFE NSW
+ other various animal related short/long courses such as Dr Susan Friedman's 'Living and Learning with Animals' and Karen Pryor's Clicker training courses - Constantly adding to the list as evidence in the animal behaviour field evolves!

IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY PET, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Perhaps more to admire from afar rather than have as a pet - A magpie. I find them incredibly intelligent and am interested in the intricacies of how their behaviour as a wild animal works. 


​WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE EMBARRASSING CHILDHOOD STORY?
​​​During lunch time at primary school, before a very important speech in the running for sports captain, I was stung by a bee on my face. I   was  rushed to the first aid room where the school nurse applied white paint like medicine to my face to ease the stinging pain. I soldiered on and presented my speech in front of the crowd with my swollen face and white medicated paint, however my votes were lacking - I don't wonder why! 

ANNABELLE

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING WITH THE PETS OF BRISBANE?
I love the pure joy and excitement of dogs running towards me when I arrive, eagerly awaiting their walks, play, enrichment & training (and yes, cuddles). I know I've done my job when they're contently snoozing/resting when I leave, waiting patiently for their pawrents return.

WHAT ARE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS?
Certificate III in Animal Behaviour
Bachelor Degree in Business Administration

IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY PET, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
A wombat! 

WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE EMBARRASSING CHILDHOOD STORY?
As a child I had a very strong view on what's right and wrong, delaying my parents significantly while on holidays because I insisted on waiting for every pedestrian traffic light to turn green before crossing the road. The street were completely empty but I refused to jaywalk. 

DALE

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING WITH THE PETS OF BRISBANE?
​My favourite part is meeting a variety of different pets while learning all their different quirks and personalities. I also enjoy learning ways to improve the lives of Brisbane's pets while using force free training techniques to help with behaviour management. 

WHAT ARE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS?
Certificate III in Animal Studies (Behaviour)
Certificate III in Companion Animal Services

IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY PET, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Hypothetically I would love to on a Capuchin monkey as they are one of the most intelligent and trainable new world monkeys. Since monkeys are not legal in Australia, I have a small dog named Gizmo who is trained to sit on my shoulders - pretty handy! 

​WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE EMBARRASSING CHILDHOOD STORY?
My most embarrassing childhood moment would have to be the time I was caught licking the windows in second grade, claiming I was 'cleaning' them for the teacher. 

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