Living with a dog is wonderful.

Living with a canine scholar is even better.

The difference?

A canine scholar knows how to live in human society – to come when called, walk by your side, greet humans and fellow canines politely, and leave the chooks and wildlife to their own business.

At Scholars in Collars, we’re dedicated to bringing out the scholar in all dogs.

Hello. I’m Janelle Irvin. My team and I love helping dog owners enjoy the best from their dogs. I look forward to hearing how we can help you enjoy the best in yours!

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Ready to live with a canine scholar?

Puppy Training

Early education puppy classes and private puppy training to solve puppy raising woes and develop your future scholar in a collar.

Dog Training Classes

Basic life skills and speciality classes to tackle your training goals from basic manners to specific behaviour concerns.

Private Training

You may be struggling with behaviour issues or just struggling to find time in a busy schedule to make it to class. We can develop a personalised training solution for you.


Training you can feel good about

Modern canine behavioural science has given us effective ways to change dog behaviour without the use of outdated training tools that rely on pain or discomfort. Because we can, we use only positive, reward-based training rewards taught and endorsed by the leading dog training schools and organisations worldwide.

About Our Methods

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Get to know the Scholars in Collars team

Get to know the Scholars in Collars team

Owner & Lead Trainer Janelle Irvin is a nationally accredited Dog Behavioural Trainer with a Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services, and has completed the esteemed Karen Pryor Academy’s Dog Trainer Professional Program. She and her team bring genuine enthusiasm—not to mention a depth of knowledge, experience, and credentials—to every training moment. Their goal? To help you meet yours!

Meet the Scholars in Collars team