A dog may be man's best friend, but before he can be best man at a wedding, he must learn to stop slobbering on children and giving toasts that are nothing but barks. Teach your dog the rules of gentlemanly conduct with today's Groupon to Zoom Room. This Groupon is valid at two locations in Hollywood and Culver City. Choose between the following options:
- For $75, you get a six-week training class (a $150 value).
- For $15, you get a single training class (up to a $35 value).
Named the second-best pet training facility in Los Angeles by CityVoter in 2011, Zoom Room trains human-dog duos in agility, tricks, and obedience skills, bolstering interspecies bonds and canine competence. Agility training—a Zoom Room specialty—sends small groups of four-legged gymnasts dancing through weave poles and tip-toeing across teeter-totters to bolster balance—sign up for a full six-week session or opt for a one-off Introduction to Agility class. Alternately, a six-week obedience training class may use a clicker to precisely mark positive behaviors such as sitting, staying, and completing a crossword puzzle in under four minutes. Specialized sessions target puppies, shy pets, and other dog demographics.
All Zoom Room classes use positive reinforcement, eschewing punitive measures in favor of mouthwatering kibble rewards. Check the schedule at its Culver City and Hollywood locations for a list of upcoming classes.
The Zoom Room fosters relationships between dogs and their owners through obedience and agility classes. Obstacles such as hurdles, hoops, and ramps populate the interactive indoor facility, helping energetic pups burn off steam, gain focus, and get in shape for roles summer stock productions of Homeward Bound. In addition to basic obedience courses, specialty classes for shy or overly rambunctious dogs build confidence through positive reinforcement and a controlled class environment. Dogs seeking socialization under the watchful eye of a trainer often romp through half-hour playgroups, each restricted to dogs of their own size.