Serving Vermont’s
Upper Valley communities

 Julie Colt
Vermont’s Expert Dog Trainer

I practice humane, reward-based training & specialize in adolescent issues and aggression. With over 30 years experience studying canine behavior and training dogs, my work focuses on using your dog’s natural desires as motivators for learning and retaining desirable behaviors. I use techniques designed to set you and your dog up for success. Dogs learn by repetition and they do what works! I teach your dog to repeat behaviors, in a step-by-step process, that adds up to eliminating unwanted behaviors and repeating desirable behaviors you have included in your plan.

In-home behavioral help and training, off site sessions, board & train for suitable dogs and sessions at the ranch by appointment.   Phone consultations and Zoom sessions for all US and International clients.

I offer professional dog training and canine behavior specialist services to the Vermont & New Hampshire  Upper Valley/ Twin States Region including:  Hartland, Norwich, Woodstock, Hanover,  Lebanon, Lyme, and surrounding Upper Valley communities.

We support all local rescues and shelters.   Always a complimentary 30 minute session.

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Ask about the Pink Dog Project offering no cost dog care for children with cancer or life threatening illnesses.

Specializing In Canine Behavior Training For:

Fear & Anxiety



Bad Manners

House Soiling


Pulling On Leash

Territorial Issues

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“Because of the guidance and expert knowledge of canine behavior specialist Julie Colt, Annie our deaf and severely anxious dog, is now experiencing a life of joy we never thought possible.  Julie is a miracle worker.   She’s also lovely to work with and cares deeply and compassionately for animals.   We are proud to know Julie and look forward to working with her again (and again)!”
Monica Stevens

CoFounder , Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch

“I highly recommend Julie Colt for all your dog training needs.  She has worked with us (we humans really need the training!) and our dogs with great success.  She specializes in training dogs with behavioral issues.  She is fair, honest and dogs love her.”
Brandie Sperling

Board & Train


My Board & Train program is available for suitable dogs at the ranch, by appointment.  Board & Train programs include follow-up sessions for you to learn the skills necessary to maintain the new behaviors. You will see how easy it is to learn to reinforce the training techniques with your dog!

Beginning Skills

Sit, Wait, Stay, Down, Leave It, Polite Greetings, Jumping Up, Loose Leash Walking, Recall.

Advanced Skills

Sit, Wait, Down, Stay with duration, Recall with distractions, Recall from a distance, Off Leash walking, Trail manners.

Behavioral Issues

Leash Aggression, Dog and/or People Aggression, Anxiety, Fear, Impulse Control, Management in and around your home for Destruction, Barking, Anxiety, and Home Alone issues.

Bring Out The Best In Your Dog


My custom designed canine training program uses your dog’s natural tendencies by incorporating identified motivators that your dog responds to best! They will LOVE learning and you will see the results.

Julie Colt - Dog Pro
Canine Behavior Specialist

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Service Areas

Hartland, Hanover, Norwich, Woodstock, Lebanon and Vermont's surrounding Upper Valley communities for in person training.

Zoom and phone consultations are available for all US and international clients.


Training Ranch located in Hartland, VT

I offer In-home behavioral help and training, off site sessions, board & train for suitable dogs and sessions at the ranch by appointment. Phone consultations and Zoom sessions for all US and International clients.

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