Off the Beaten Trail is your one-stop shop for everything "dog"!

Dogs Running - Dog Training Classes


A full spectrum approach to training, we utilitze different training styles to best help you and your dog. Whether your dog needs some basic obedience training or has shown signs of aggression, we offer dog training classes that can help. We are best known for our "Creating Calm" class, where we help your dog achieve a calm mindset and show you how to keep him there.
Dog - Dog Training Classes


Whether you are a frequent traveler, taking a short vacation, or just need a few days at home to get some work done, you want to make the perfect arrangement for the care of your dog. We have dog boarding packages that cater to all your needs!
Two Dogs - Dog Training Classes 


Ideal for people with busy working schedules and dogs that need to have an active lifestyle, our dog day care gives your pet the chance for physical exercise and mental stimulation. It is also great for puppies and older dogs alike who need socialization!

Our Story

As IACP members (International Association of Canine Professionals), we take our jobs very seriously. Off The Beaten Trail, LLC is a canine facility in Newark, Vermont that offers training, dog boarding, and doggie day care services. We are a husband and wife team who not only love dogs, but have a passion to help them live their best lives possible. We strive to help humans understand dog psychology and teach them how to effectively communicate with their furry family members. We have created an extensive portfolio, providing not only quality training services, but also a natural and comfortable environment for your dogs to play in. The result is that you get to take leisure time seriously, knowing that your pet is in great hands. We operate under our mission statement of strengthening the human-canine bond.Our family!


The Scarpinos are compassionate and knowledgable doglovers that will take care of your furry family like a member of your own family. I can think of no better place to bring my own dog or to refer others for their canine needs, whether it be boarding, training, etc. - Michelle Corey

Professional on every level, Jeff and his staff are truly passionate about what they do. Hands down your best choice for boarding and training! - Alexander Savitsky

I'm so grateful for the work that Jeff and the staff at Off the Beaten Trail do. Djengo, my rescue pup, was enrolled in their 2 week board & train. Prior to the class he was hit or miss with other dogs and on his own routine, often making it hard to keep him under control. After 2 weeks with the hard working and patient staff Djengo is walking in the heel position, seldom barks, calmer around other dogs, and hardly strays if off leash. His progress is astonishing. Without the expertise and tools provided at Off the Beaten Trail I'd never be able to have him succeed as he is now. - Leah LaRobardiere

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