IAN GRANT, OWNER, TRAINER
Ian Grant opened Vermont Dog Boarding and Behavior in December of 2007 out of his home to help dogs and their owners in northern Vermont. Little did he know that working with dogs was going to give him opportunities that he would never imagine. After consistently walking and caring for 15-20 dogs a day on his own, Vermont Dog Boarding and Behavior moved into a new facility in September 2013.
SERENA RUSSELL, TRAINER
Joined VT Dog B'n'B in June of 2014 as our night attendant. She then joined our regular daycare staff and has excelled in the daycare group environment, always eager to learn. She successfully completed the 3 Day "3D Workshop, Dealing with Difficult Dogs" workshop in Draper, Utah in February of 2015. "The training experience in Utah was amazing and eye opening". Serena also attended Burton's 2 Day "3D Workshop, Dealing with Difficult Dogs" in June of 2015 and 2016. Serena's dog is named Lilly.
IVY SISE, TRAINER
Joined VT Dog B'n'B in February, 2016. Ivy has been working with dogs since she started as a shelter volunteer during her school days. She’s currently enrolled in Catch Canine Trainers’ Academy. Ivy and her husband Nick have two dogs -- Kimba & Aurora, Alaskan Malamutes, and Tavin, a Husky. They haven’t tried mushing yet but they do like to hike and camp. Ivy attended Burton's 2 Day "3D Workshop, Dealing with Difficult Dogs" in June of 2016.
Nick Draper, Assistant trainer
Nick joined the VT Dog B'n'B team in November of 2014. From 2009-2014 he was the Dog Trainer's Assistant at Beaver Dam Retrievers in Morrisville, VT. He was responsible for the daily care of 20-25 dogs, and helped with the early beginner training of Labrador puppies. Since Nick joined the team he has shown growth in handling dogs on a day to day basis. He is eager to learn and ready to take on any task that is given to him. Nick attended Burton's 2 Day "3D Workshop, Dealing with Difficult Dogs" in June of 2016.
Matt BEttis, Assistant Trainer
Matt is the newest member of the Vermont Dog Boarding & Behavior team. We would have photographed Matt with his splended Rhodesian Ridgeback Nala, but Nala is at home resting after her busy first day in daycare here. Great Dane Jasper Johns, a frequent daycare guest, graciously consented to pose with Matt, whom he likes a great deal.
Hester Fuller, Front desk
Hester was a satisfied customer of VT Dog Boarding & Behavior for five years before she started working here. This month she celebrates the her one-year anniversary as our 6-Week Part-TimeOffice Temp. When she is not here, Hester may often be found walking in the woods with her black-and-tan Cavalier Spaniel, Tucker (also a regular here), dyeing yarn from her four alpacas, working on her novel The Waterman, and lending her voice to broadcasting projects from Waterbury to Washington.