There is a massive amount of scientific evidence supporting positive reinforcement as the most effective method dog training method. These studies typically focus on the main goal of training a dog – obtaining the desired behavior. But a new study from the University of Bristol examines other, equally important collateral benefits of positive training.
Winter’s owners Clayton and Kimberly Downer share the challenges, rewards, myths, and truths about owning and training a dog with disabilities.
Traveling during the holidays can mean planning ahead to provide accommodations for your dog whether you are leaving them at home, kenneling them, or taking them with you.
Clicker training is a very effective training method, yet is often misunderstood and therefore under-utilized or misapplied. Common misconceptions are clarified.
Congratulations to our Fall 2011 Canine Good Citizen recipients! Four dogs received their AKC CGC awards after completing our Obedience 2 class.
Zoom Room founder and dog training expert Jaime Van Wye shares the six dog training commands every dog should know with the New York Times, Washington Post and ABC News.
We are excited to invite you to come join us on Friday September 23rd as we celebrate Responsible Dog Ownership Day. This day is hosted by the AKC as a reminder of the commitment we make when we become a Dog parent, and to celebrate our relationship with our four-legged friends!
Therapy dog training allows you to share your dog’s love and comfort with those who need it most. Dog World magazine recently published a spotlight on therapy dogs, featuring Zoom Room founder, Jaime Van Wye, and therapy dog, Clyde the Komondor.
Zoom Room Hollywood is thrilled to welcome our newest dog trainer to the pack, Crystal Berdrow, a resourceful, dedicated positive trainer and member of the APDT.
Leash Walking and Come When Called classes set to debut in September.
Three Obedience 2 dogs pass the Canine Good Citizen test and move on to do Therapy Dog Training.
Hot weather brings out the rattlesnakes. If you are hiking outside of the city; best advice, keep you dog on a leash, make noise and stay on the trails.
Zoom Room Hollywood is now offering three new additions to the agility and obedience curriculum: Senior Stretch & Agility, Come When Called, and Leash Walking. We hope that you and your dog will enjoy these new group class opportunities for practical dog training.
An hysterical clip from the January 17 Ellen Degeneres show in which guest Seth Rogen relates his experiences in Shy Dog class at the Zoom Room. Seth offers an hilarious take on positive reinforcement training, or as he puts it… now his rescued dog, Zelda, is no longer shy… just fat!
Therapy Dogs need to be prepared for all kinds of distractions, able to respond with calm grace and environmental stability. In other words – they need to maintain composure and a good sense of humor when, for instance, they are draped in flowing orange Hawaiian leis!