Introducing Sidney

My obsession with dogs started when I was 7 years old. My father was taking care of a litter of one week old German Shorthair Pointer puppies and their mother for another family whilst they were on holiday. During this time my sister and I helped out by cleaning and playing with the pups and their mum so naturally we became very attached to them and couldn’t imagine our lives without dogs....Read More


Anyone who needs help with their dogs behavior, Sidney Aarons is sensational. My 2 year old dog Pippa (Moodle) has spent a few weeks with him and has come back a happy calm gorgeous dog who is a delight to have around, a completely different temperament, just amazing.

Before Pippa went to Sidney no-one could walk near her or pass her without her jumping on them or clawing with her feet, she was hypo and flighty. At the risk of sounding like an awful dog owner, I wanted to love her like my kids love her, but her behaviour was so annoying I just found her frustrating. We had tried other dog training before without real success. Feeling desperate I googled and found Sidney and handed Pippa over to him for a few weeks. This man is a genius! Pippa has come home with a different temperament and she is so much calmer and happier, no more jumping, clawing, erratic behaviour and she can walk on a lead with no pulling! She's gentle and happy, still playful but very obedient. Thank you Sidney sooooooo much for all of your work with Pippa and also in guiding us what to do. You are very down to earth, keep it simple and you are a master at what you do, I highly recommend you to anyone who needs help with their dog. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I was impressed at how quickly and accurately Sidney recognised the nature of each of my two dogs when I enrolled them in his Snake Safe Program. He basically had them summed up before we even entered his training building….and he was spot on. He tailored everything to suit their individual temperaments, resulting in different sessions for each dog but the same outcome at the end. His passion for and knowledge of dog training shone through and I’d have no hesitation in recommending his services to anyone who needs help training their dog.

In October 2015 we became proud owners of a beautiful rescue dog named Marley, a 4 yr old Rhodesian x Bull Arab. Unfortunately, Marley had a tough first 4 years of life and was very fear reactive around other dogs. We tried to go it alone with Marley's training and quickly found we did not have the skill to change the behaviour. Her personal space for other dogs was about 20 meters, anything closer than that would result in hackles, magnet-like pulling towards the other dog and absolute focus, that not even a ball or food treats could break. At 40 kg that was a lot to deal with!

Enter Sidney Aarons. I met Sidney at a dog training lecture and explained Marley's background and behaviour. After 4 private lessons with Marley interacting one on one with Sidney's highly trained dogs, Marley was ready for the big stage - Group lessons! With 6 other dogs in the class she handled it with style. She was healing, sitting and even taking food! She still has a long way to go but the improvement in just 5 sessions was extraordinary.

I have no hesitation in recommending Sidney Aarons for behavioural issues or any other dog training requirements. His professionalism and knowledge is second to none.

I'm currently training my Belgian Malinois, Arrow, for urban search and rescue, a highly demanding discipline which requires the dog to be focused, driven and sociable in order to find potential survivors of disaster events. Arrow is my first Malinois, and Sidney has been invaluable in providing ongoing and constant support in a range of aspects of his training. Sidney's knowledge of this specialist breed is phenomenal, not only does he have a thorough understanding of the genetics, but also of their traits, behaviour and drives, which he has successfully applied to ensure Arrow is a confident and effective search dog. I very much appreciate Sidney's generosity with his time, and whether its is brainstorming ideas or answering my infinite questions, he always offers a practical and sensible approach to guide my training further. I would highly recommend Sidney Aarons for dog training assistance with any breed, for any purpose.
Simply Astonishing' When I was looking for a dog trainer to help me with my dog, I had met a number of trainers, yet when I met Sidney I found his ability to communicate to not only my dog but with every dog I saw and their handlers and it was 'simply astonishing'.

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Sidney offers private lessons at his 20 acre full time indoor/ outdoor training facility in Pearcedale.

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