Rank no. 465 – Zoom Room – US
Products & Services: Dog training, canine event center, pet retail
Number of Locations: 18
Total Investment: $135.94K – 307.85K
Began Franchising: 2009
About Zoom Room
The first Zoom Room opened in 2007, providing group and private training classes with an emphasis on dog agility, as well as a dedicated canine event center for birthday parties and Doggy Disco fundraisers for rescue organizations. The Zoom Room began franchising in 2009. It also maintains its own product line of dog training gear.
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
Total Investment: $135,935 – $307,860
Franchise Fee: $35,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 8%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5 years, renewable
Net Worth: $150,000
Liquid Cash Available: $75,000
How This Franchise Supports Franchisees
Training: Available at headquarters: 3 weeks. At franchisee’s location: 3 days. Online classroom : 8-12 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: National PR firm
Franchise Ranking History
Franchise 500®: #465 (2013),
Top New: #47 (2013),
We Don’t Train Dogs.
We Train the People Who Love Them.
Welcome to the Zoom Room. Here you’ll find a fun, sporty place to play with your dog. Classes to develop communication and deepen your enjoyment of your dog. The perfect place to host a dog party. An indoor dog park – your own private playground whatever the weather. A positive, social atmosphere to meet like-minded dog lovers. A handpicked assortment of the very best dog gear.
You can’t drop off your dog. We want you both to come, stay, learn, play.
Our goal is to fill the world with happy, tired dogs enjoying an exceptional quality of life as loving companions.
About the Zoom Room
The Zoom Room, founded by top dog trainer Jaime Van Wye, opened its doors in 2007 to provide urban dogs with a dedicated indoor space to TRAIN, SOCIALIZE and SHOP.
We offer dog training classes both in small groups and private one-on-one sessions using only positive reinforcement dog training, the single most-effective and scientifically-based method for training dogs. If you’re interested in training, we recommend that you begin with our Overview page to learn how we roll.
Because we know there’s a human on the other end of that leash, we also provide all the comforts of a cool hangout: free direct trade coffee from Intelligentsia, cool tunes, and free WiFi. The Zoom Room is a great place for both you and your dog to socialize. Fundraising events for rescue organizations, birthday parties, Doggy Disco – we’re the perfect place for you and your pup to learn AND play!
We have a full indoor dog agility course for you and your dog to navigate either in our agility classes, weekly Agility League, or anytime you like during Private Gym when you can have the joint to yourself as the ideal, safe and sane alternative to the dog park.
We also stock the latest in eco-friendly solution-oriented training products, including all-natural treats, premium dog food, collars, leashes, the best dog toys on the planet, and a wide range of other great gear for your dog.
The Zoom Room is a nationwide franchise – the only brick-and-mortar dog training franchise in the U.S. We’re opening new locations all the time, so to find the Zoom Room nearest you, please check back regularly under LOCATIONS in the menu.
The Zoom Room is the only brick-and-mortar dog training franchise in the U.S. and the world’s first dog agility franchise. We’re dog business experts and have designed the Zoom Room to be like no other pet franchise on the market.
We are now also the fastest-growing pet franchise in the U.S. The pet services industry is booming; in the September 2011 issue of Pet Age Magazine, experts actually credit the Zoom Room as one of the chief bellwethers for the enormous increase in this sector. Over $1.3 billion was spent on dog training in 2010, with a projected annual growth rate of 6.7%. The article attributes this growth to “standalone franchise operations like Zoom Room… rather than smaller, local companies.”