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Effective, fun & humane

dog training.

Based in Rutland, Vt.

Train your dog effectively and humanely, and have a great time in the process.

Let us help you conquer your canine challenges.

We love them like family, so why not teach them like family?
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Alexandra Tytheridge Allan

Hi there! I’m Als,

Certified Professional Dog Trainer and I want to help you raise the most incredible carefree canine companion. Successful dog training begins when puppy first arrives home (or even before) and you really can do it without the overwhelm or resorting to forceful tools like prong, choke or shock collars. Let Mountainside Mutts show you how.  Questions? Please call me.



Weeks 8 to 16


Weeks 8 to 16 are a crucial time in the training journey but potty & crate issues can sap some of the new puppy joy. Let us help you rekindle the puppy passion.

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6 Months


Teenage dogs can still be jumpy and mouthy but now they’re “stubborn” too. Let us help you transform them into respectable adults.

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You can teach new tricks!

Adult Dogs

Rescued an older dog? Lackluster manners? Unwanted behaviors like guarding or barking? We’ve got humane solutions for you.

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Sevice Dog Training

Service Dog Training

Service Dog Training

Our dogs can do incredible things. Save time and money by task training your own canine companion.

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Dog on SUP

Is your pup going to be a paddle partner?

Let us help you train your puppy to become the perfect adult companion.

Ready to start training? Contact us today.

Mountainside Mutts is an exciting & unique dog training option for pet parents in Rutland County, Vermont.

We offer day training, private coaching, and group classes to help you raise an incredible companion dog, and we use only humane & force-free dog training methods. Constantly telling a dog what not to do is tiresome. Wouldn’t it be easier if you didn’t have to nag them all the time? Teaching a dog what you want them to do is far more effective and fun. In fact, based on current scientific evidence, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior recommends that only reward-based training methods be used for dog training, including the treatment of behavior problems.  

Your dog is an individual and training should be customized to your wants and needs.

Mountainside Mutts offers a range of training packages, private in-person, or virtual sessions, and a Dog School for day training and group lessons. 

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Controlling Barking
Mat work
Teaching Polite Greetings
Ready to start training the dog of your dreams? Contact us today.

Dog training is an unregulated industry and not all trainers are created equally. We’re proud to be certified by, and associated with, the following great organizations.

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