Are you looking for force-free small group dog training classes in Rutland, Vermont?  

Taking the time to train your new dog is essential if you want a well-mannered canine companion.  Mountainside Mutts offers the following small group dog training classes in Rutland, Vermont:

  • Puppy Start Right Preschool
  • Basic Manners for young dogs
  • Continuing Education/Advanced Manners
  • Tricks

Read on to learn more and to book.

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Training polite manners to young puppies

Puppy Start Right is a unique group learning and socialization opportunity for puppies 8 to 16 weeks of age, and Mountainside Mutts is the only dog training school in Vermont offering this program.

Worried about your puppy’s health? By delaying training, your puppy may be at greater risk of developing behavioral problems than contracting an infectious disease. Please read this position statement from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior.

Puppy Start Right Preschool

The first weeks after you bring your new puppy home are life-changing. What does or doesn’t happen in this crucial period will determine the adult dog your puppy will become.

Our Puppy Start Right Preschool will expose your young dog to new experiences in a safe, fun and positive way. Each session of this 4 week program includes: play, foundational training, exploration, problem prevention discussion and puppy parenting tips.

Proof of Distemper, Parvovirus, DHPP vaccinations will be required before attending your first session.

Basic Manners

A foundation manners course for dogs 20 weeks of age and older. No aggressive, reactive, or overly fearful dogs. No females in heat.

This class is intended for new dog parents who have not attended a training school before. This is a beginner course that will introduce clicker or marker training, basic training principles, and focus on core manners.

Proof of vaccinations (Distemper, Parvovirus, DHPP, Rabies) will be required before attending the class.

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Agility Foundations

Teach your dog to sit-pretty

Whether you dream of competing in agility trials or simply want to have a blast with your furry friend, our Fun Foundational Dog Agility Class is the perfect starting point. Join us today and witness the transformation of your dog into a confident, agile, and happy companion!

Our fun foundational Dog Agility Class is designed to provide a dynamic and enjoyable learning experience for both you and your canine companion. Whether you’re a beginner or have some prior agility training, this class offers a solid foundation in the thrilling world of dog agility. This class will take you through a series of engaging activities and challenges that will ignite your dog’s natural instincts and unleash their full potential. You’ll witness their agility, speed, and problem-solving skills soar to new heights as they navigate tunnels, weave through poles, conquer jumps, and tackle exciting obstacle courses.

Our skilled trainers will guide you through positive reinforcement techniques, teaching you how to communicate effectively with your dog, build trust, and work as a team. The atmosphere is filled with joy and laughter as you cheer each other on and celebrate achievements together.

Don’t miss out on this thrilling adventure. Register now and let the fun begin!