We are excited to host President and founder of The Collared Scholar, Meagan Karnes. She will be bring her hands on training workshops directly to you.

Learn why your dog does what he or she does. In this workshop, we’ll unpack the things that naturally compel and motivate your dog. You’ll learn how to assess your dog’s drives, how to capitalize on the ones that will help you hit your goals, and how to best manage the ones that might be getting you in trouble. Learn how to work WITH your dog’s instincts – not against them.

Meagan will talk about how to perform a drive assessment, and how to assess the drives you need for your specific goals or sports. Then, we’ll work on specific strategies to build the drives you need, and quiet those you might have too much off.

We have strategies for:
~Building Pack Drive – Increasing Engagement while decreasing dependency on rewards
~Building Prey Drive – Increasing desire for toy play, and focusing that desire while avoiding overstimulation
~Building Hunt Drive – For more commitment in nosework applications

Drive Switching: Moving from a reactive drive like prey drive to a thinking drive to work through areas of overstimulation and get dogs thinking

We’ll also teach specific strategies for lowering and capping drive, to help get control when dogs are in times of stress or overstimulation.

About Meagan

The Collared Scholar was founded in 2007 by Meagan Karnes after she experienced a stark gap within the industry. After spending a fortune trying to find a trainer for her own rescue dog, she began extensive study and learned to train on her own.

Meagan has an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and a Master’s in Business Administration. She has an extensive background not only in dog psychology and dog training, but also in corporate training, human performance training, writing and business development. She was the founder of a number of well known business including Fur-Crazy Pet Care, The Collared Scholar Dog Training, Novanta K9 International, Six 90 Security Services, High Drive Ranch, and Six 90 Design. She was also co-owner of Metropawlitan Dog, a daycare and boarding facility in downtown San Diego.

She writes professionally for a variety of online resources in the dog training, human performance, and corporate training sectors.

Meagan raises and trains her own dogs for French Ringsport and Personal Protection and, in addition to training over 800 pet dogs in her career, she has also raised and trained dozens of dogs for private and executive security and military and law enforcement applications.

Most recently, Meagan has been traveling cross country with her K9s, speaking at executive retreats on the parallels between human behavior and motivation, and high performance dog training. She utilizes her K9s to teach executives and corporations about team work and leadership.


Date: June 22-23

Time: 9:00 am-5:00pm

Lunch provided at approx 12:00pm

Possibility of dinner Saturday Evening

10-12 Working Spots available

An invoice through Quickbooks will be sent that you can pay with Credit card or e-transfer to slh79@rogers.com



7 of 10 working spots remaining.  Dogs MUST be good in the crate.
Cost $400 plus HST ($450 plus HST after April 19)

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Audit spots
Cost $350 plus HST ($400 plus HST after April 19)
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