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 only at the Monterey Bay location. Choose between the following options:
• For $15, you get a single training class (up to a $35 value).
• For $75, you get a six-week training class (a $150 value).
Taking the Gold for Best Pet Boutique and Silver for Best Pet-Training Facility in Los Angeles’s 2011 CityVoter poll, Zoom Room’s award-winning trainers educate human-dog duos in the ways of agility, tricks, and obedience, 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 one-off Introduction to Agility class or opt for a full six-week session. 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 less than 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 the Monterey Bay location for a list of upcoming classes.
Zoom Room’s dog training facilities have one cardinal rule: owners must be present during class. This is because humans need just as much training as their canine companions when building confidence and communication, and it’s important that owners learn the best positive-reinforcement techniques from the knowledgeable staff. Group classes cover topics ranging from general obedience and agility training to more specific needs such as overcoming shyness. Other classes include Urban Herding, where dogs herd exercise balls into soccer goals indoors, Scent Work, where dogs learn to sniff out missing car keys or the TV remote, and Pup-lates, which is geared toward overweight or senior dogs, or those recovering from an injury.
In fact, improving canine social skills is one of Zoom Room’s missions, as evidenced by the regularly hosted fundraiser events and Doggy Disco parties, which give dogs a chance to meet other dogs and expand away from their inner circle of fire hydrants. This combination of training and fun, in addition to the facility’s selection of solution-oriented training gear, natural dog treats, and functional dog accessories, has garnered an array of local and national press.