Room, conceived as a franchise from its inception, was
created to be the ideal dog business by Van Wye, the
nation's leading pet business consultant and the Dog Daycare
Chair of the Pet Care Services Association. An unrivaled
expert in helping entrepreneurs start a
dog business, Van Wye designed the Zoom Room
as a streamlined, fun-filled business that incorporates
everything great about working with dogs.
Van Wye opened Rover Kennels, which soon became the go-to
boarding facility in L.A., frequented by the dogs of
celebrities like Tom Cruise, Kelly Clarkson, and Tyra Banks.
Van Wye grew the business from two employees to 25 in under
three years. The business became a tremendous success,
grossing over $750,000 in the first year alone.
addition to Rover's success, it was also "a phenomenal
learning experience," says Van Wye, who quickly learned the
pitfalls of pet services: demanding dog owners, unreliable
employees, and enormous liability issues, not to mention an
often prohibitive start-up cost.
Van Wye sold Rover to develop the Zoom Room, a
dog franchise that eliminates all aspects of
boarding, thus removing liability issues. By subtracting the
need for employees, a Zoom Room is run "by a single,
passionate proprietor, someone who combines a love for dogs
with savvy business sense."
Zoom Room," says Van Wye, "is not a drop-off training
facility; this sets us apart from competitors. We train
owners to train their dogs, and to more deeply understand,
communicate and bond with their pets." A tired dog is a
happy dog, and Van Wye is committed to her belief that "a
well-trained dog is an even happier dog - not to mention one
with much happier owners. In our experience, placing an
emphasis on agility training is an extremely effective means
to reach this goal."
Dog agility, practiced recreationally, is the
perfect bonding experience for an owner and dog. The key to
dog agility is teamwork and communication - core components
of a great relationship with one's dog. Integral to the Zoom
Room's brand identity, agility training appeals to active
lifestyle dog owners. Although they offer
dog training classes like
puppy training, dog obedience, tricks
training, therapy dog training and even Pup-Lates™ the
gym-like atmosphere dominates. Even their sporty retail
section furthers the impression of an upscale human fitness
Canine Social Club featuring a Hound Lounge and Doggy
Disco™, the Zoom Room can host a
dog birthday party, Bark Mitzvah, or local
dog club in their indoor dog park.
As a dog
franchise, the Zoom Room is a true pioneer. Not only is it
the first dog agility franchise; it is the only
brick-and-mortar dog training franchise opportunity in the
U.S. Absolutely no prior dog training experience is
visit the Zoom Room at
ZoomRoomOnline.com/franchise.html for more information
on the availabiliy of their
pet franchise, or call 877-ZOOM-ROOM.
the Zoom Room:
Room Dog Agility Training Center was established in 2007 by
Jaime Van Wye, a graduate of U.C. Berkeley with a degree in
philosophy, who has trained dogs in search and rescue, bomb
and drug detection, criminal apprehension and tracking. She
is a Certified Master Dog Trainer and a Professional Level
Member of the International Association of Canine
Professionals. Van Wye speaks regularly for the Pet Care
Services Association, of which she serves as the National
Dog Daycare Chair. She is the author of the satirical
self-help book, How to Have an Ill-Behaved Dog (Knock
Knock), as well as a regular columnist for Pet Care
Services Magazine and Dog's Life Magazine.
Wye, Marketing Director
Room Dog Agility Training Center