Board & Train

We offer two, three and four-week training programs where your dog would stay with us for the duration of their training.  Our programs are not cookie cutter - we customize each Board & Train to your dog's behavior and your training goals; therefore, the length of time recommended for training is dependent on those factors.  The more time your dog spends with our trainers, the better understanding they will have of your dog’s behavior.  Dog training is not a quick fix.  Dedication from owners is a crucial part of training, and our trainers will support you every step of the way -- both during and after training is completed.

- Call us today at 802-851-8375 to discuss your options -

Confidence Builder Program  -  2 Weeks

The Confidence Builder is perfect for dogs who may exhibit some anxiety or fears.  We will help you understand your dog’s behavior and resolve unwanted behaviors, resulting in a healthier relationship between you and your dog.

Benefits of Program:

  • Good for Anxious, Nervous, Skittish, or Hyper Dogs

  • Better understanding of your dog’s behavior

  • Better communication with your dog

  • Techniques to handle tough situations

  • Additional Social Time

Confidence Builder PLUS+ Program  -  3 Weeks

The Confidence Builder Plus+ give us more time to work with the dogs who need that extra boost of assurance and confidence - especially in social situations both with people and other dogs.  We will work with their emotional state, and encourage them through a calmer mindset.  Similar to our Confidence Builder, we will guide you to understand your dog’s behavior and resolve unwanted behaviors - leading to a happier more confident and poised dog.

Benefits of Program: (Includes Confidence Builder Benefits)

  • Appropriate Socializing with dogs and humans

  • Building Confidence in tough situations

  • Clear Communication between dogs and humans

  • Better communication with your dog

  • Teaching to settle and regulate emotions

  • Extended Social Time for dogs that have difficulty around other dogs

 Dream Dog program  -  3 Weeks

The Dream Dog works on off-leash Recall - one of the more difficult things to train in a dog.  You will be able to enjoy your dog in many situations: on hikes, out in the yard, in parks, and your home. 

Benefits of Program: 

  • Off Leash Reliability

  • Social Skills

  • More Freedom for your Dog

  • Loose Leash Skills

the Rebuilder (For severe aggression) 

Our Rebuilder program is designed is for dogs who overtly exhibit aggressive or reactive behavior. This is an excellent program for owners who need a complete restart with their dogs. 

Benefits of Program: (included Confidence Builder and Confidence Builder Plus+ Benefits)

  • Great for dogs that do not have the social skills to get along with people or dogs, but have not bitten humans

  • Dog will work specifically with one to two trainers to develop a trusting relationship

  • Multiple Social Sessions per day

  • Home Training Program will be customized for each specific case

- Private Lessons -

  • 60 Minute Private Lesson

  • Series of three 1-hour Private Lessons

Please call 802-851-8375 or email for more information

+ All Private Lessons at our facility in Hyde Park, VT +

 Complicated Canines Classes

Level 1

Six week course that works on building better dog/owner relationships, as well as leash walking and listening skills for 6 consecutive Thursdays from 6-7pm in Hyde Park, VT - For adult dogs and puppies (6 months and older) - taught by Ian Grant and Serena Russell. 

November 1 - December 20, 2018 (No Class on Thanksgiving)     - Class Full  -

Call for more information or to sign up: 802-851-8375

- For future classes, please visit our 2019 Classes page -

Level 2  

Six week course for 6 consecutive Thursdays from 6-7pm in Hyde Park, VT - For adult dogs - taught by Ian Grant and Serena Russell. 

        No CC2 classes at this time


CLASS Requirements:

  • Dogs older than 6 months

  • Current vaccinations for Rabies, Distemper and Bordetella. Have your vet email or fax us these records.

  • Email:

  • Fax : 802-851-8419

  • Have a Client Agreement on file with us

Complicated Canines Level 2 is a more interactive course using different techniques. This series will work on Social Interactions, how to read Body Language, Meet & Greets and not putting limitations on your dog's abilities.

Level 2 Requirements: Completion of Complicated Canines Level 1 or Board & Train

Puppy Classes - for puppies 8 - 20 weeks.  (Must have puppy for at least 2 weeks before start of class) ——> Please visit our 2019 Classes page - we will be holding Puppy Crating & Nutrition Classes April 4, June 20, September 12 2019 ~


Thank you SO much for this amazing training! It was so cool to see this process through and the behavioral changes that happened over the course of the six week training period - I can’t wait to see our continued growth. We were given the tools and confidence to train our fur babies for a lifetime. Winston and I learned so much and can’t wait to continue working with Vt B n B! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
— Kelli Risitano
My dog is a happy and balanced guy whenever he gets to spend the day with Ian and the pack. Ian’s insights about dog behavior always help me to understand my dog more and be a better dog owner.
— Margaret Pitkin
Ian and his staff got all three of our dogs on the same page, setting us up for a happy multi-dog household. Their support and encouragement during the transition back home were invaluable, and provided us with the tools we need to keep things running smoothly and under control — so much so that we recently got a puppy, who’s now getting all the proper training from us at home. Implementing all the tools was a lot of effort on our part in the beginning, but well worth it.
— Sara Farley

Watch some of our students in action...

Meet some of our graduates!