Vermont Dog Trainer Consulting

Are you a new dog daycare owner eager to expand your knowledge of dogs? Do you have new staff that needs training on a deeper level? Do you envision socializing large groups of dogs in your expanding business?

My name is Ian Grant, and for the last 12 years I have socialized dogs from groups of 2 to 35. I started my business out of my home in 2007 because I wanted to learn as much about dogs as I possibly could. With no mentors, the dogs were my teachers. Walking them daily, observing them, feeding them, and seeing how they communicate was an integral part of my early “training” days. After six years in my home, I expanded to a large warehouse and tripled my outdoor space. Business exploded and I haven’t looked back. As of 2019, Vermont Dog Trainer was voted “Best Dog Training Company in Vermont” by Seven Daysies Magazine. Today, there is not much opportunity for new dog daycare owners to learn the challenges of handling and socializing large groups of dogs. I want to help you as much as I can to achieve your dreams of a career working with dogs. Read below to see what some of my clients are saying.  


Vermont Dog Trainer Consulting offers training in the following areas (and more):

·       Evaluation of incoming dogs

·       Introduction of new dog to the pack

·       Safety precautions for all staff

·       Tools available to use

I will travel to your facility to work with you and your staff for 3 or 5 days -- to show you and to teach you how to work with the dogs you see on a regular basis. My goal is to help you make a difference for your dog daycare owners and your staff.


What clients are saying:


“I have been mentored by Ian for the last few years. Because of his knowledge and calm demeanor with the dogs I have learned so much. Thank you Ian for sharing your passion for dogs with me.”

Janet Romagna - Rocksteady Kennels & Dog Behavior Center


“It has been my pleasure to have Ian Grant as a training mentor years before moving on to business mentor. The days I spent with Ian studying the hows and whys of business management and facility structure, safety, and process have saved me thousands, if not 10s of thousands of dollars in poor investments in time and money. Though we are newly up and running, I am looking forward to our next business coaching session to fine tune my process details.
Patient, practical, supportive and knowledgeable, Ian Grant is one of the best investments I have made in my future and that of my business”


Valerie Ann Erwin - New Paltz Dog Training & Canine Adventures


“I first met Ian Grant about 5 years ago at a workshop he held at his facility. Since then he has been instrumental to my business and my training evolution. He is always striving to be better and do better, which is so refreshing in this field and translates to making me want to keep up! His knowledge between dogs and how to run a business is invaluable and the way he delivers it really makes it easy to learn and absorb. I have loved working with him and his staff and look forward to many years to come!”

Erynn Connors - Wanderlust Canine Services


“I started my own home-based dog business last year. As things got busier for me, I knew I needed help and advice. I reached out to Ian, whom I've known just from being in the dog world, because he started out at home, too. He tells me what I need to hear, based on his own trials and errors. He has been an invaluable source of information from setting fair prices to advising customers on proper nutrition to avoid grass spots in my yard. His experience and successes are all from his own hard work ethic and passion for understanding dogs better.”

Bess Barbati-Chamberlain - River Bend Dog Camp



For further information or to schedule a consultation, please send an email to info@vtdogbnb.com


Knowing when to put a dog on leash is invaluable!

Knowing when to put a dog on leash is invaluable!

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How to introduce a new dog to the group of the day

How to introduce a new dog to the group of the day

Ian with his dog Jemma - is she telling him secrets?

Ian with his dog Jemma - is she telling him secrets?

Hanging in the shade

Hanging in the shade

The importance of “down time”

The importance of “down time”