Jaime Van Wye
Top Dog & Training Director
Jaime conceptualized the Zoom Room after trying to refer dog training clients to local agility classes – and finding that there were none! Frustrated by long drives and outdoor puddles, she decided to offer her dog training clients something more, and opened L.A.’s first indoor dog agility training center, concentrating exclusively on providing a much-needed social outlet for the discriminating urban pooch owner.
A graduate of U.C. Berkeley with a degree in philosophy, Jaime has trained dogs in search and rescue, bomb and drug detection, criminal apprehension and tracking, as well as how not to bite the mailman. Her greatest dog training accomplishment to date was teaching a Labrador how to pee in a urinal – and flush. She has also written extensively on dog daycare and kennel management. She speaks regularly for the Pet Care Services Association (formerly the American Boarding Kennel Association). Jaime was the Dog Daycare Chair of the PCSA for the past several years and currently serves as the organization’s National Boarding Chair. Jaime is the author of the satirical self-help book, How to Have an Ill-Behaved Dog, as well as a regular columnist for Pet Care Services Magazine and Dog’s Life Magazine.
Jaime is a Certified Master Dog Trainer, a graduate of the North State K9 Academy, and a Professional Level Member of the International Association of Canine Professionals. She shares her home with a very shaggy Komondor, Clyde, who can often be seen at the Zoom Room.