Welcome to the Zoom Room Austin, providing exceptional dog training for Austin dogs and their owners. We offer dog training in group or private classes, private gym rentals, workshops and off-leash meet-ups all in an indoor, air-conditioned facility. Our experienced trainers use only positive reinforcement techniques to help you have a fun, enjoyable training experience resulting in a long and happy relationship with your canine companion. We have also carefully researched and selected the very best all-natural training treats and chews, eco-friendly toys and puzzles and other exceptional solution-oriented training products. Please stop by to check out our selection! Join us for an Orientation soon to get started!
awesome, lots of fun
We love the zoomroom! We've been in several obed2 lessons and I've seen a notable increase in his skill set. The class schedule is great because they rotate the focus of the classes so it's never mundane and always challenging and fun,
Laurel is the best instructer ever! Sophie was an out of control stray when I first adopted her from the Town Lake shelter in Austin,now she is a happy and fun companion dog! I highly recommend bringing your dog to any of the Austin Zoom Room classes or events.
We love it! The instructors are great- super personal, very patient with us and our crazy dog (though she's a little less crazy now that we've taken class). I can ask questions about issues that arise outside of class and someone always has a great suggestion to try. I wish I weren't a student so I could afford to take her there all the time!
We enjoyed the class and I think Nola did also.She is a smart dog and the classes helped me to know how to deal with her high level of energy.Great experience.
We love agility, I do it with Hermione and my 8 year old son does it with David - we've been coming for over a year - need I say more. Loads of fun for you and your dog.
I'm very impressed with the facility and the staff. Addie has picked up agility very quickly and we plan to continue to go to classes.
Laurel is great--when we adopted Roscoe, he was timid and shy and couldn't really handle the focus needed for an obedience class. Laurel saw that he liked to run and climb so we started off with Agility to boost his confidence. He has a lot of fun in classes and we could see a huge difference in his confidence and happiness after just a few classes. He's starting Obedience now and is doing great! The dog who would roll over and cry when asked to sit is heeling and staying and doing all sorts of things happily under the wonderful guidance of Laurel and the others at Zoom Room.
I have been to several training courses in the Austin area and Zoom Room has provided the best environment, training tools and support staff. We drive nearly 30 minutes each week to attend and feel it is well deserved. The trainer has endless patience and effective ideas to help each dog. The best thing about Austin Zoom Room is their desire to adapt to individual needs. Love this facilty!!!
Our experience at zoom room has been fantastic! The puppy classes have helped us set the foundations for training our puppies. Learning the basics has been much easier than i anticipated and it's easy and fun to bring the training back home. zoom room has far exceeded my expectations.
I love the obedience classes. the instructors have great tips on how to communicate to the dogs and they remember my dog and what we're working on. I look forward to continuing the obedience training with kuma and one day have her become a certified therapy dog. I know I'll be able to do it with the help of zoom room.
Taser loves his time at Zoom Room!!
This is a wonderful class for refining the communication between dog and human. Learning to do fun, silly things together, interacting at a more complex level and learning how to do so enhance the relationship while giving the dogs charming "tricks" to use with humans of all ages and in a variety of settings. Michele is just an amazing instructor; she helped me to teach my dog to do things that I never imagined she would be able to do. So really, in the final analysis, she taught the human the best "trick" of all - that with patience and persistence there isn't much that we can't learn together.
She's fabulous. Every other trainer I've had has made me feel so defeated. I leave knowing that my dog is a work in progress and that positive attitude lets me feel confident when working with him at home. Within the first week I already noticed changes. Just love her.
Great class, wonderful instructor. It was definitely a lifesaver for me & my puppy! I found Michelle's techniques to be so much more effective than all of the puppy books. I also felt Michelle put in the appropriate individual time with my puppy to make sure he "got" the command/skill. Lastly, I can't tell you how much my puppy loved the class. If I need to get him in the car, all I have to say is "Zoom Room"!
Great! Both instructors, although very different in personalities, were very friendly and really know their stuff! Judy has really come a long way since she first stepped foot in Zoom Room. She'll always be a fully energetic, rowdy pup, but she is so much easier to handle and control. So glad I took the classes!
We love this place! The instructors are professional, informative and make it fun for the dogs and the humans.
Our first class of Obedience 3 was very nice. Laurel went over explained what the CGC tests you and your dog on and then figured out what all of us felt our dogs needed the most work on and we went over some new exercises that would help us with the training. it was so helpful and time well spent. Vixen was a very happy camper during and after class, and we left with some tips of how we could practice and work on some of our "weak Points" at home. Thank you, Laurel!
I have so enjoyed our time at the zoom room. The classes move at an appropriate pace, the instructors are knowledgable about their field and caring towards your dog, and the mentality of having a safe, well-run, but relaxed environment is truly a game changer. It's easy to find places that kind of suck the fun out of the process or are too lax and difficult for dogs with more sensitivities. Zoom room achieves a nice and necessary balance. We're looking forward to more classes with y'all!
Kevin responded very well to the clicker training. He has surprised me at how fast he picks up on the training. The instructors were very patient, thorough and kept thing light and fun.
Laurel is an excellent teacher. She has a great rapport with all the dogs. Because of the class size there is a little too much down time for the dogs.
Shy Dog Class was wonderful and helped our dog so much. What really sold us on taking the class was how quickly our very shy dog warmed up to Michele - she clearly knew how best to interact with him to bring him out - and he pretty immediately fell in love with her. Even being in a class with others, Michele made us feel like we were getting one-on-one training. The class was fun, our dog was successful, and he is warming up to strangers much, much (much, much) faster than before. Our dog loves going to Zoom Room so much that we will be signing up for Agility next! Thank you!!
Jenn is amazing. She taught Agility 1 and is also teaching Agility 2. Class is well structured and she works so well with the different temperaments of the dogs. The Tricks class was good but not very structured.
Wonderful--Jen was very focused about how she explained what she wanted us to do with each exercise. She also praised each dog when the dog would find the scent. We had a lot of fun!
Wow what a blast!! I tell so many people about it and how much fun it is for me and Addie.
Overall it's been a really positive experience. Puppy preschool is mainly about playtime, which is really important. We've only attended one of the puppy 2 classes, and it would be nice if there was at least a little playtime either during or before those lessons. Also, perhaps a general agenda of what topics are likely to be covered that day would be helpful.
We might check out puppy agility next!
And we've already had another puppy from Max's litter join a class too, so that was neat.
Michele is AWESOME! Myou is signing up for Agility 3
Great! We both love zoom room
Agility training gives my dog Annie a great outlet to get out some of her extreme energy. Not only is it physical, but she gets so much mental stimulation! You can actually see her thinking about what she is about to do, but of course with extreme speed.
It's met my expectations.
Agility 4 for many weeks. Both I and my 5 year old hound have a good time. The exercise is good and fun for both of us.
Daisy LOVES zoom room. She is a shelter rescue so she was a bit skiddish and had low self confidence. Zoom room has increased her self confidence 10fold! And laurel is so amazing w daisy and all the dogs. She loves the challenge of the agility courses and cant wait for her next visit.
We love zoom room. The teachers are all great and we have so much fun going to dog school.
Wonderful professional experience!
this is the greatest place to bring a dog for socialization and training! The price is reasonable and the folks really understand dog behavior. I have seen great improvements in my dog after only 3 sessions.
The best of the best. We have thoroughly enjoyed our three classes with our knowledgeable, patient, clever and funny instructor Michele. The facilities are top notch, the products sold in the lobby shop are high quality and reasonably priced and we plan to take many more classes. Anyone who thinks their dog can't be trained should come to the Zoom Room. I scoped out a lot of different places before I found one that was "just right". The wonderful experience has even added a new word to our vocabulary; when I ask Estelle if she's ready to go "Zoom", she just flies to the door, wagging and smiling. That's the best testimonial of all! Zoom Room Rocks!
It was relaxed, fun and everyone cheered all the puppies on. Jen is a great teacher and understands puppies and owners interactions.
We have really enjoyed our experiences at Zoom Room. The Staff there is always friendly (to both the owners and dogs) and encouraging to all parties involved in getting the best training practices while having fun at the same time.
Laurel is absolutely the best trainer/ dog lover at the Austin zoom rom. Sophie loves laurel so much I sometimes think she wants to move In with her!
Katy always has a great time at Zoom Room!!
Brittany and the other instructors were wonderful and engaging. Sheba has been coming out of her shell since we started taking the class. we look forward to the remaining sessions.
As always, a great class and instruction. Never had a bad exp at the Zoom Room.
Thoroughly enjoyable! No stress - just fun and bonding time with my dog and meeting others who feel the same.
Abby has really blossomed since taking agility classes. We are looking forward to agility 3.
it's fantastic!! Training puppies while training people to train puppies. There's always an answer or another way of resolving an issue or teaching an obstacle. They are all so great!! It's expensive. I want to come as much as possible, but boy, it's expensive!! Hard to get any other friends to join, but I so try to encourage them.
It was a very good experience and Finnegan has improved.
The Obedience class have been good, they have enough new and old teachings to make it worth wild. The agility classes are also go although I have noticed that as I get higher in classes the less we do because of how many dogs have to go thru the courses. I have taken both full classes and where their is only one other person and would prefer a smaller maximum than 6 for each class at least after agility 3 if not agility 2. Also being at that location is good but it would be nice to have and outdoor component or a bigger space to work.
I love taking Michele's classes, she always makes the courses fun and challenging.
Dude and I love agility class! Laurel's energy really keeps us going. She really cares about the dogs and makes it fun.
We LOVE zooming at the zoom room! Everyone is so great at making us and Bentley feel welcome, the classesare great socialization, and the practice of Agility and Obedience helps strengthen communication between us and Bentley at home. Plus, he comes home absolutely tanked, so it is the perfect way to wear him out when it is raining or too hot!
We had a great time taking obedience 1! Our dog, Tobi, runs to the Zoom Room front door eager to see Michelle and his doggie friends he has made in class. We are so excited to continue Tobi's education at Zoom Room. It has been a great bonding experience for us and Michelle is so knowledgeable, helpful and sweet.
It has been a wonderful experience, laural is a great instructor and great with Attila.
Starr & I enjoyed the class very much and plan to sign up for other classes. Excellent job!
We have brought our dog, Madison, to Zoom Room for a couple of months now. Obedience 1 was very helpful and once we graduated, we immediately decided to continue with Obedience 2. The class is a great way to mix the skills learned in Obedience 1 with fun games that challenge each dog. We really enjoy Zoom Room and Michelle is fantastic!
My dog, Sully, loves the Zoom Room. We go to class often and we compete in the agility league. All I have to do is say Zoom Room and Sully goes running for the door! The staff at Zoom Room are all excellent and their love for dogs is obvious!
wE LOVE zOOM rOOM! THE tRAINERS ARE AWESOME AND THE CLASSES ARE GREAT!
I've really enjoyed learning how to communicate with Boomer to do necessary things, like control him in public, and fun things, like agility. We always look forward to our next class!
it is wonderful! we took our first puppy there, ginger. zoom room was great, and she did very well. then we moved much further away. got another dog, newman, and went to an obedience class that was much closer to our newe house. terrible results. did the much longer drive back to zoom room and are thrilled with the results. LOVE zoom room!
Piper and I have had a lot of fun learning the agility courses. Laurel has been a great instructor and is always kind and loving to Piper. Laurel has taught me how to use positive reinforcement to make Piper into a fun, obedient dog. I have recommended Zoom Room to many of my friends. Thank you Laurel!!
All the classes we've attended have been great. The trainers are fun and positive. I like having a place that helped us get training and socialization on the right track from the beginning. The trainers also helped me relax by letting me know my puppy was just being a puppy and not to worry that she wasn't learning on MY schedule.
Puppy agility was so much fun! Vixen really enjoyed going through the obstacles and figuring out these new games in order to get her treats. Jen was great about working at everyone's different paces and experience level. Can't wait to take more training classes at Zoom Room!
We loved Agility 1 with Michele! The class was fun, Dallas loved the other doggies, and Dallas' cooperation at home was noticeably better. Thank you for letting her be in the group, even though she was a little younger than the other dogs, and thank you for letting Kirstin be her 'leader,' even though she was the youngest "owner" of the group. The relationship between Dallas and Kirstin has been much better. By the way, Dallas LOVES LOVES LOVES that teeter - I think we may have to get her one for Christmas! We'll see you in Agility 2. Thanks again!
Always positive atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoy it.
Fozz and Molli love the agility classes at Zoom
Room. They like the challenge and we love that the instructors are as entertained by our dogs' "work arounds" and their success.
Agility 1 was a great class - the instructor was kind and patient, my dog Lucy loved it, and it was fun for dogs and owners alike. i look forward to taking more agility classes with my dog!
We had such a great time! Maybell loves the equipment and loves Michelle. She's a wonderful trainer and it was a great experience. We're going to sign up for more classes soon!
Jasper and I have been attending aglity classes at the Zoom Room Austin for over 2 years. Going to agility is the highlight of the week for Jasper and I enjoy it very much also!
We love the Zoom Room! Everyone there has been super friendly and helpful. They make Griswold feel special (and us too). Griswold has learned so much from the classes and loves to come and play and meet other dogs. We started bringing him to classes when he was 9 weeks old and it's been an invaluable tool in socializing him with other dogs and people. We just started doing puppy agility and can't wait to move up to the next class. We really look forward to learning more about urban herding because as a border collie/brittany spaniel mix he has already started herding us. I will definitely be taking other classes and I recommend it to my other pet parent friends all the time.
We love the classes, and the instructors, and all the folks that work at Zoom Room Austin! The classes are challenging for both Zoe and I. I appreciate that the classes are offered at a wide variety of times so we can almost always attend each week no matter how busy our schedule is. Oh, and the shop has a great selection of cool goodies too. Don't change a thing!
I just love this place almost as much as my dog does. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to challenge their dog. It's very rewarding for my dog.
Tyson and I love our agility class experience. The classes have progressed appropriately and Michelle does a great job of adapting to the needs of each dog in the class. It it challenging and rewarding for both the owners and pets. I highly recommend the Zoom Room Austin!
Great class!!! We love everybody at Zoom Room and enjoy every class we have taken with Laurel and Michele. If you want to have a great time with your dog visit Zoom Room and take a class!
I can't say enough good things about Zoom Room-Austin. Everyone that works there is so nice and truly cares about the progress of my dog. It is a very welcoming place and its so nice the care they put into training. Honeypot has flourished at Zoom Room and we will continue to attend classes. Thank you Laurel, Linsdey, Mary and Michelle.
Tess and Laurel are amazing! My puppy has come a long way since we started training here 3 months ago. Tess has gone above and beyond by giving me fantastic advice via email, and I can't thank her enough for that. I also really look forward to every class—they're fun for the people, not just the dogs.
Great class!!! Michele is an awesome instructor and we always have a great time!!!
Vixen and I love coming to Zoom Room! Whether it's for AGility I, Obedience 2, Playgroups, or any other special event, Vixen enjoys them all! She gets excited when we pull into the parking lot, and even better, takes a nice long nap when we get home after class! Definitely a great thing for a 1 year old puppy. the staff are so knowledgeable and easy to approach after class for some quick pointers specific to you and your dog for extra at home practice, and they present the material in a fun way that is easy for me to understand and fun for Vixen to practice. We will definitely continue to come here as long as we can!
Zoom Room, Laurel, and Lindsay are nothing short of amazing. I came in as a completely new dog owner, knowing absolutely nothing about pet ownership or what it takes to train a very, very smart dog. Both Laurel and Lindsay made me feel incredibly comfortable, even after my first session, and continued to help me out with positive reinforcement (yeah, it works for humans too!) and get me and Moxy bonded and learning from each other right away. Everyone comments on how well behaved Moxy is, and it's due to the incredible staff at Zoom Room. You can tell they really care, including taking the time to help me outside of class time by sending me relevant articles, giving me tips on good dental chews, and just being straight up awesome. I'm so happy I've taken Moxy there and will definitely continue to do so because I know how much she loves it. A+++.
calm down has been such a valuable workshop for us and our dog. Brittany is a smart, patient and cheerful instructor who has given us great skills to help polly be a calmer dog. we love classes at zoom room and look forward to taking more.
Everything at Zoom Room is top notch. We attended Obedience 1 with Michelle and she is fantastic. She's very aware of each dog and how they're progressing. Even in class, she'll offer individual tips and feedback. We enjoyed each class, saw LOTS of improvement and would definitely recommend Zoom Room to others!
I love the atmosphere when I walk into the building. All the trainers are very nice and my dog just loves them
We thoroughly enjoyed our time in obedience 1 and look forward to obedience 2!
laurel was awesome. she gave us some really great, practical info for training our dog. she was patient and friendly and we enjoyed working with her
Ruby and i have enjoyed the zoom room very much! She has learned a lot of skills, and i have learned how to train her more effectively. Brittany is very patient with my little brittany, ruby!
Obedience classes went so well. I'm glad I took the class so Scout and I could bond and learn all the basic tricks. And I like that Agility gives her something to do, like a job. I just wish I could take the Agility course home to work on it more!
We have had a great experience doing private agility training with tess. We tried a group obedience class that did not work with our impatient older dog and find that thru this class she is learning more patience and overall better behavior while doing something that makes her focus and tire out. we hope to eventually pass basic obedience and be able to try agility league.
Roo has learned so much since we started going to the Zoom room, and he really loves it. He's now passed his canine good citizen test and we're planning to do therapy dog work soon. Classes also seem to stimulate Roo mentally and wear him out, in a good way. The instructors are all really helpful and nice. WE love the zoom room and are always recommending it to friends.
I'm so pleased about what Josie has learned to do. The instructor is patient with all of the dogs, Josie loves her classes, especially the treats that she works so hard to get. We plan on continuing her training. She was happy to receive her Agility 1 certificate. Sue Bilich
It's been a wonderful experience, laurel is great and does a great job. She is always cheerful and motivating.
Penny loves her agility classes! Instructors are great, classes are well organized and you can see how much fun the pups have being put to work/play.
A Hound doing agility 4 requires much patience which Laurel and Michelle both have. Lots of fun courses and Annabelle really must "think" her way through (when not trying to clean the floor).
Mollie and I have been in several of Laurel's classes and private sessions, and she is just the best! Very knowledgeable, personable, great sense of humor. What's not to like!!
Very positive. Our large dog was extremely exuberant and we needed help . The tips were very helpful in showing us ways to understand and to calm her. She's a quick learner..(it took us a little longer) Brittany was very calm herself and our 85 # puppy responded in kind.
I love everything about the zoom room all the instructors that worked with me and coach were great! We learned so much and had so much fun.
Very positive! We have noticed much better communication with our dog, and we are very impressed with his progress! Lindsay gave us some great practical tips!
We have had a great time with Zoom Room. I love that the focus is on the relationship between me and my furry companion. I like the positive atmosphere, positive training, and the care and concern the staff show about our companions. I have had a great deal of fun working with my pup and feel like Zoom Room is a happy resource for us, hopefully for the rest of his life. Thanks, Zoom Room Austin.
My experience is always positive. My dog loves Michele and has learned a lot from her training
Wonderful! Our instructor was SO patient and made changes based on Kixie's needs. Great improvement was made with our doggie.
We have loved every minute of our time at Zoom Room including celebrating the pups birthday party. The girls absolutely love it and they have learned so much so quickly. It's really fun to have a place to take them every week. Michele has been excellent with the dogs and also with us! She even recommended a new food for Gracie and Abby recently that is much healthier for them. She seems to genuinely care about our dogs just like we do. Laurel has also been excellent the times that we have attended her classes. Zoom Room is all around a highlight of our week. :-)
Very positive. Bear has been progressing nicely. He's getting ready to start Agility 4. I think he has a lot of raw talent. Laurel is supportive and candid with her training and I also find her sense of humor quite enjoyable.
LOVE IT. LOVE IT. LOVE IT. Have been coming to zoom room Austin for 8months now - since my pup was vaccinated - did I mention LOVE IT. As grown ups we don't have time to play so we forget to, then what was fun isn't fun anymore, so we don't know how to play. Agility with my dogs and son - I AM BACK TO PLAY!
My dog and I loved Agility 1. Laurel was a very encouraging and fun instructor. The 3 pooches in our class were very different in age, size, and temperaments, and Laurel was great with all of them. Gilda and I can't wait to take another class at the Zoom Room!
My puppy excelled with the training techniques at Zoom Room. Once the I got the hang of the clicker, it was a snap (Or a click) and my puppy got it. If there are problems, the trainers are very helpful and offer alternative ideas to get your pet to succeed. They not only teach the "hows" of training but also the "Whys".
We are loving our classes so far. Tess has been great at drawing Tali out of her shyness and giving her confidence. Sometimes there will be a dog that barks the entire class time and the owners aren't made aware of how distracting this is for other owners, Or taught how to control their dog's barking during class. Some dogs tend to play too rough for the puppy play class. But they were advised to move to the adult class so I hope that the puppy play class will be more suitable for the gentler puppies from now on. I will continue to bring Tali to class, she loves it and is actually starting to look forward to riding in the car and going places. She can't wait to come inside when we get there. This is a huge boost in her confidence. She also loves getting her greeting scritches and attention from the lady behind the counter when we get there. Your staff has greatly opened up Tali's scope and confidence, all of you. Thank you so much!
This was not the first time I ever took a dog to obedience school. (I can remember four previous sets of obedience classes I have taken different dogs to.) But the level of enthusiasm my dog had for his class is definitely not something I have seen previously.
Both Michele and Laurel have been great and very knowledgeable. Jack enjoys the classes and meeting all of the other puppies. My wife and I learn something every time we attend.
Thanks, Michelle for another great class! I like that you are now offering shorter classes for more focused training and plan to take one.
I thought that Brittany was a great instructor! She was well prepared for each class, and I really appreciated that she had notes to reference to make sure that she was covering all of the information, as well as handouts for us. She took the time to figure out what each of our needs were for our dogs, and gave great tips on how to work with them outside of class as well.
The class has been very helpful for us. Hondo is definitely making improvements in his behavior.
Couldn't be better
We love laurel's enthusiasm when working with the dogs! She's very patient and gives helpful tips when we were training nox new tricks. The classes are small enough to have individual time with the trainer as well as controlled interactions with other dogs. We will definitely take our pups here again!
Obtained the basic manners I was after
Great fun for the dogs and good exercise for the handlers. The dogs really have to "think" and work. She is very tired after class and that's a good thing!
Lindsay is an excellent dog trainer and we have learned quite a number of new techniques to help us calm our relatively new 1.5 year old female Australian Shepherd in stressful situations. She is inherently an anxious dog, and still has some lingering issues with leash reactivity even after the class. However, her improvement is marked and we have learned from Lindsay how to work with her on our own to continue her improvement. Lindsay made the Calm Down class a lot of fun, and one can easily tell that she thoroughly loves dogs and training them. The Calm Down class was a wonderful opportunity for us to begin bonding with our new pup! My wife and I think very highly of Lindsay and look forward to continuing Cassiopeia's training at Zoom Room in the near future with some Agility classes that Lindsay teaches. Thanks Zoom Room and Lindsay! The Calm Down class was $175 well spent!
We love it here. My dog can't get enough. Every time we're finished with class he doesn't want to go home.
There are hundreds of (if not more) training facilities in Austin and we will never go anywhere else. Michele cares about the dogs and the people associated with those dogs. Dallas always makes a good "puppy friend" or two (Piggie being the most recent!) and she really, truly enjoys going to training. When we pull up to Zoom Room, Dallas can't get out of the car fast enough! She drags me inside and is SO excited to see Michele and the other dogs. We LOVE Zoom Room! We've referred many of our friends, as well as the Cocker Rescue Group :o) Good work! A++!
Had a great time! Instructor was attentive to needs and different skill levels of individual dogs in the class.
My baby (Coco) and I had a great time! She learned so much with Michelle, and so did I! The girls at Zoom Room are so friendly and nice to both humans and doggies!
We love Michelle and love the ZoomRoom! They have great meet ups and classes. We would highly recommend joining.
Daisy has progressed to Agility 4. She is a shelter rescue and came to Zoom Room a very scared, shy, girl. Now, she cant wait to get the Zoom Room!! I have seen her confidence level increase greatly!! All of the instructors are wonderful but Laurel in particular is amazing!! We love Zoom Room!!
We have loved our experience at Zoom Room so far! Otto has learned so much from puppy preschool, and we have learned how to communicate better with him. As an only dog, the socialization process during classes was invaluable and FUN! We love the classes and plan to do more.
Very friendly instructors and staff. Fievel has had a wonderful time playing and we appreciate the additional advice and instructions on how to properly train him.
Aussie loves the Zoom Room. Zooming, playing with friends and getting excellent treats - what more could any dog want?
Laurel impressed with her ability to stay calm with our fearful, aggressive dog Clifford. She had him quiet and following her within minutes. She kept him focused and attentive.
Michele is AMAZING! Her knowledge and patience made the class fun and informative. We had 2 dogs in the class. Xena (7 year old rescue dog) and Myou (1.5 yr old - Xena's daughter). This was a great socializing experiment for Xena. Although she is not motivated by treats and is very distracted - I feel she benefitted greatly from the class and being able to socialize with other dogs and people in a safe environment. After all, she spent 6 years in a crate at a puppy mill before she was rescued, so for her this was remarkable! Myou did very well and we have signed her up for Agility 2! Can't wait to see her progress through each level! Thanks Zoom Room!
Baxter and I loved the Zoom Room puppy training! Lindsay is an excellent trainer (for both dog and parent). It took us longer to complete the course since the classes fill up fast and this particular couse is only offered once per week. Other than that, it was a great experience for both of us and we look forward to continuing Baxter's training in other Zoom Room classes.
Great trainers who help with positive reinforcement for the basics. Winnie has a great time in class and is exhausted afterwards!
We love our classes! Laurel is a great, high energy teacher. We are very glad we started our classes!
It was very positive.
Training has helped Clifford tremendously. He is a fearful/reactive dog. Laurel approached him in a calm and welcoming way. He went from day one of barking at passerbys outside the building to becoming a calm dog. He now walks into the training room greeting Laurel by following her and waiting for her instructions. Laurel has gvien Clifford the confidence he needs to start feeling comfortable around people. All in all, the experience for Clifford has been positive and constructive.
It has been great. we have come to know all the trainers and they are patient and explain thoroughly .
We had a wonderful time in the class. My dog, Stella, is rather shy, but as soon as she got in her "spot" in class she was ready to go. I think she enjoyed the one-on-one attention she got from me during the class as well. At home it was hard for me to do any training as there is always a dog or 2 around that wants in on the action. At the Zoom Room, it was a great environment for her to learn.
The only thing I would have added to the class was maybe a little introduction to other classes the Zoom Room offers like Agility, Tricks, etc. I think we got a little of that from the Jeopardy game on the last day, but I think a lot of people were interested in learning more about those training areas.
Michele is fantastic! Agility was fun for Rayon and for me, and I think that it was a great opportunity for Rayon to become more social with other dogs. Looking forward to other Zoom Room classes.
My girl Rita absolutely adores zoom room...she loves laurel and michelle and their fine staff...in addition to the agility classes that we participate in regularly, our therapy dog group "the pit crew" trains our new recruits at zoom room as well...so we spend quite a bit of time there...it is an awesome community for dogs and their people. rita and i love it!
Loved Lauren's energy and impressed by her expertise. Methods truly work. She was also very patient with me as I learned along with my corgi. Very positive environment all around. As well as exceptionally clean. Hope to continue taking classes there throughout my dog's life.
We loved the classes and seeing Rusty gain more confidence with other dogs! Lindsay was gret and really seems to understand puppies and be able to read their behavior. She did a great job with the class and always gave very clear instructions. She was very easy going and put all puppies and owners at ease.
We have been driving all the way in from Drippings Springs and unfortunately need to find a place closer to home for long-term classes due to our work schedule. If it weren't for the distance we would definitely continue with Lindsay and puppy obedience. We hope to be able to come back in at least for some of the play sessions!
Everyone at Zoom Room is really friendly and obviously dog lovers. Michelle, the owner, has taught my dog private lessons for over a year now, and she is always happy, helpful, and genuinely cares about my dog and her progress.
Scout has a great time at class. She's learning a lot of focus.
We are really enjoying and learning so much in our agility sessions. Tess is wonderful and very patient both with our Dog and our Human slowness!!! Our Dog has improved her attention and overall behavior so it has been a very rewarding experience.
Jake and I had a ball. His behavior has improved considerably over the past six weeks and I credit Zoom Room with that. The owner and our trainer are excellent and they truly love dogs. Jake can't wait to go every week. The atmosphere is welcoming, healthy and fun. Zoom Room in Austin is a treasure.
Trainer lady is the shiznizit. She is superduper with both peoples and doggies
Love, love, love Zoom Room Austin and Michelle, Amber and Laurel. Have 3 dogs and will continue taking classes and recommending it to my friends.
The Zoom Room experience has been a great way to build even more of a bond with my Francesca. She loooves going to class and I really enjoy it too.
Brittany is personable and willing to customize to my dog's needs.
Love it! Laurel is very knowledgable and patient with the dogs (and the owners!) It is a very positive experience for Mollie and me.
All of the Zoom Room staff are wonderful. You can tell they love dogs and they're so good with them. Lindsay is a fabulous trainer, very upbeat and enthusiastic and Cricket adores her. She has so many different ideas for getting the best out of each dog in the classes. Lindsay and Michelle have both given us great suggestions for continued work at home and are always available to answer questions before and after class.
Allie loves it and the instructors are so very gentle and loving to the dogs and patient with the humans too. You can really tell they know there stuff and love what they do!
Allie loves it and comes home so very tired!
Love everything about Zoom Room!
I really enjoyed taking the obedience class with my dog. Ann learned many new skills and it was a great bonding time for us. I would gladly recommend the Zoom Room to others!
Aussie loves to come to the Zoom Room to see all his furry friends.
Excellent class, very good interaction with the dogs and humans
Tess is an incredible (puppy) trainer! She answers all my questions, and emails me any additional information quickly. She's very attentive to the puppies and understands all of the owner's needs. Korben is excelling, but the class most importantly helps me learn how to respond to his behavior. The internet is nice to read--but it does not compare to working with a trainer or going to a class.
We have loved bringing Brownie to the Zoom Room. Brownie is fairly shy, and coming to class for the first time was intimidating for her. Lindsay and Michele have taken a personal interest in her, and have really helped her to come out of her shell. She has gained a lot of confidence, and we enjoy all of our classes. Lindsay's guidance has been invaluable in helping us teach Brownie new skills, and in working on day to day behavior. We are very happy with the instruction and support we have gotten at the Zoom Room Austin. The level of responsiveness and service has always been very high as well.
Shy Dog classs was really good for Chico. The class covered a variety of "work" that kept Chico interested. The instructor was knowledgable and patient. Not only was Chico more comfortable with other dogs and people; I am also more at ease when encountering situations where Chico may become nervous. We will be back!
Katie got such a good experience out of this class! While she had some basic training, we had also fallen into some bad habits that Laurel helped us break, and it has also been a great socialization environment for my normally people-only dog. She gets exercise, we get practice at being good owners, it's a win all around. We're starting another class next week!
This has been so much fun for both of us. Johnny feels very proud of himself and seems to be much more obedient at home.
IT WAS DELIGHTFUL AND UNTHREATENING. LAUREL MAKES IT FUN, AND LOVES THE DOGS AND THEY RESPOND. WHEN THEY MESS UP WE ALL LAUGH, AND WHEN THEY DO WELL WE ALL CHEER. I LOVE BEILNG THERE.
Had a blast with my dog in Agility 1 class, it was awesome to be indoors in the summer heat while working with my dog. Facilities and equipment are top notch!
Across the board, the instructors have been kind, patient, funny, positive, and encouraging. They have taught me well. With their help I have learned to help my dog manage his behavior, and be a good citizen. I have a Weimaraner, so this is no mean feat! Since he has been in training at Zoom Room, I can take him anywhere. He behaves beautifully. People compliment, "He is so calm." Little do they know what went into that!
Excellent class. Awesome instructor!
It was great! I learned some new techniques to help Betty focus. The class was small enough so that we could get individualized attention to our dog's triggers and recommendations to deal with them.
We love the zoom room and it's instructors! The classes are always interesting and informative, and our puppy always seems like he is having fun! The instructors are patient and know every dog by name! They truly care about the dogs and teaching both dog and owner! Couldn't ask for a better place. Worth every penny!
It was great! Laurel is very knowledgeable and tailors her instructions to the capabilities of the dog and owner. I have a very distractable boxer and Laurel completely understood her limits as well as potential.
Great way to exercise and have fun with your pups.
It has been great. Laural has taught me how to properly train my pup and he is doing much better now. We have moved on to agility, he just passed level one.
I signed up last summer at my vet's recommendation; my dog is small (Pomeranian) and was starting to put on weight. She's already obedient and very social, so we jumped right into the Agility 1 classes and had such a great time! We took a break over the fall but my dog missed the socialization and agility keeps her brain working as well as her body. Also love the small dog playgroups! Laurel is very knowledgeable and, while I have spent a lot of time learning and training on my own, I was surprised to pick up a few new tricks and her advice has been spot on. When we're at home getting ready for class, I only have to say "Zoom Room" and Lulu heads for the door!
Laurel is great and is full of good advice. We didn't know where to start when we adopted Cody, but Zoom Room has been the best way to get him used to being near other dogs and being focused on us when he needs to be. Our Groupon is all used up now, but we intend to go back for Obedience 2 or one of the other classes.
Our puppy Jack has had a great time so far in all his classes at Zoom Room. He's learned a lot and met a lot of great dogs, all in the safety of a clean, controlled environment. We'll definitely be back for more as he goes through adolescence!
Laurel is a fantastic instructor. She is knowledgeable, has a knack for helping dogs feel at ease and is always enthusiastic. I would recommend her to anyone.
Both my dogs look forward to going to the Zoom Room. It's entertaining, educational and you can see them think when learning new tricks. The saying is WRONG about not able to teach an old dog new tricks! Sir Joshua is 8 and looks forward finding new tricks he'll be showing off with in the coming week . The Zoom Room is a place that challenges the dogs. They look so forward getting in the car and going there and are exhausted riding home.
My puppy has made such huge progress with Michele - she is so knowledgeable, so positive and just absolutely wonderful! She has helped me deal with all aspects of a very willful, high spirited, high energy puppy who I absolutely adore but didn't have a clue how to handle. I love the facility and everything about it from the easy online sign ups, the healthy treats and other merchandise, the wonderful positive instructors, the indoor agility equipment. Couldn't be happier and will continue to be a client going forward. There are a lot of dog trainers in Austin but I drive from where I live in south Austin to north Austin to go to the Zoom Room because I have had such a positive experience there.
Love it! Pancho loves it and looks forward to it every weekend. The tips are very useful and it's great to have a regular weekend social hour for Pancho.
Learning lots of new things including patience for both me and puppy. I really like the attention to the issues of the day as we are dealing with uncharted territory for us. The positive training is really helpful because my tiny puppy is now a bigger puppy and he needs my attention in a productive way not where he is always in trouble.
I thought the class was great and we learned a lot! Michelle was very knowledgable and made it a fun experience for Minnie, myself and all the other dogs and their owners. Thank You!!
Thunder and I love every minute we have spent at Zoom Room. Lindsey is great and so helpful when I'm having trouble or getting frustrated. Thunder is a pit bull, so many people immediately shy away from her without getting to know her. I love that Lindsey and all the instructors at the Zoom Room never treat Thunder Paws differently and it allows other people to see what a loving and fun breed she really is.
Rita and I love agility at Zoom Room! We've been attending agility training regularly at Zoom room for three years and Rita is honestly just as excited today as when we started. This is a highlight of our week. laurel is not just a fine trainer but she is one of rita's favorite people as well.
I really enjoyed learning with Michelle! My dog and I had a wonderful experience learning something new, and if I want to continue his education in agility, I feel like Zoom Room is a place I could do that!
Our dog Savi loves coming to Zoom Room. She is excited from the minute we step in the front door to the minute we leave. Sometimes we have to drag her away! The commands and advice we have gained is invaluable and we are well on our way to having a more obedient, happy (and tired) dog.
We've gone from agility 1 to 4. Laurel and her staff are knowledgeable and helpful.
Michele is an incredibly knowledgable, patient, kind and present trainer. Amber was helpful and delightfully enthusiastic. This was a fantastic experience!
Awesome. The courses are challenging, in relation to the small space--keeps my brain working!
Michelle is very accommodating, and her energy transfers to dog, as well as owner. This is true of Laura, too. Teddy loves them both.
I would take another class, I would recommend Zoom Room to friends, and you may give me as a testimonial!
Sully loves agility and the Zoom Room. Michele and her staff are amazing.
Zoom Room is wonderful! The instructors are so talented and genuinely love dogs. Ray has enjoyed agility for years. He gets so excited when we pull into the parking lot. Now we have a second dog, Lacy, going through agility classes. Can't wait until they're both in agility league!
I love the classes and the trainers. My dog and I feel very welcome there
Loved the class, Zoe and I really had a blast with Michelle. I look forward to more classes!
Classes are not too big and Laurel Carvell spends time with each owner. Asking if anyone question or any problems they would like to work on. She gives suggestions and hints to achieve better results.
"Set them up for success" is her phrase.
Zoom Room is wonderful! The instructors are so talented and genuinely love dogs. Ray has enjoyed agility for years. He gets so excited when we pull into the parking lot. Now we have a second dog, Lacy, going through agility classes. Can't wait until they're both in agility league!
My dog Sully loves the Zoom Room. All I have to do is say 'want to go zoom?' and he runs for the door waiting to get in the car. Michele and her staff are all excellent!
We love our agility class at Zoom Room, we learn something knew every time and the exercise is great too.
Michele is very positive and teaches by showing. You never hear her say "that's not how to do it", rather she takes the time to show all the dog owners the right way. Our pup is learning a lot because of her.
The instructors are very positive and great with all types of dogs. We are so happy with our experience at Zoom Room! Can't wait to continue taking classes!
The instructors at the Zoom Room are excellent, and especially helpful with fearful dogs. I am now enrolled in Rally-Obedience classes and they look very interesting. Also it is great to go to class in a clean, air conditioned space.
I bagan 5 years ago with obedience and moved up to agility with pirate. These classes are a saving grace to me and my dog. Laurel is amazing in her ability to recognize each dog's personality and capabilities. Michele is a wonder with her patience and caring for each pup that comes into zoom room. Not only does pirate get a workout, but I do as well. I have recommended zr to many of my friends!
My Dog Sully loves the Zoom Room! We go twice a week and a soon as I say want to go zoom he runs to the back door and waits to get in the car.
Michelle & Laurel are excellent as is all of their staff. They love dogs and they really know their stuff!
I was looking for a new, special activity to do with my high energy plott hound and my extremely high energy catahoula... and the Zoom Room is the perfect fit. My girls are honing their listening skills and commands, and learning new ones. And I'm learning to be a better handler and communicator. Laurel is a very knowledgeable and helpful instructor, who also injects a lot of fun into the classes!
My dogs and I really have a lot of fun and enjoy going to classes every week. Michelle and Laurel are so good in what they do that it makes us look foward going to classes
My dog loves zoomroom. As soon as she gets out of the car she knows where she is. The trainers are very informative on dog behaviors. My puppy has learned So many things and so have I.
Laurel is awesome! She is professional, very knowledgeable but also fun. she is able to give advice on a myriad of dog behaviors. My dog also adores her!
My dog and I both love doing agility at Zoom Room! The structure of the classes is great, only positive reinforcement is used, and all of the trainers I've interacted with have been knowledgeable and personable. Beau gained a lot of confidence doing agility; and even though he can be shy with people, he's very friendly with everyone at Zoom Room because he's so comfortable there. We love it :)
Ashley is great instructor. keeps the class fun and eventful. evaluates/ critiques effectively when needed. gunner loves coming to agility class and learning new course work and perfecting his technique each time. he is tired and happy dog afterwards.
This class was more about us learning to calm down than it was about our dog. They've changed our minds about discipline and training, that it's more about our proactive positive response and reward and understanding why he does certain things, not our negative knee-jerk reactions to what we once believed to be bad behavior.
Calm Down! has been very helpful in redirecting our young dog's exuberance into more acceptable behaviors. Lindsay is amazing at troubleshooting and her observations and insights about what is actually happening with Klaus have made a huge difference. This class has truly helped us humans as much as the dog, and I trust Lindsay's and the Zoom Room's training processes completely.
The trainers are super patient with my big stubborn can't stay focused puppy. We will continue to grow
Laurel is the best trainer! She knows what she is doing and makes sure that everybody learns and has fun at the same time.Sophie loves her and the classes!
We are so glad we found Zoom Room! The staff there is AWESOME!
Loved the class! Laurel is sweet and stays positive. Not only does she help teach pups but she teaches you as the pets handler. Always a blast and my Boston truly enjoys the classes. We both look forward to it every week.
Wyatt and I Love the positive atmosphere, the competence and dedication of the trainers, and clean facilities. The classes are focused but friendly. Playgroups are great fun for 2 and 4 legged folks and have given little wyatt confidence to enjoy public dog parks. Zoom Room provides a great place for bonding with your buddy and having fun with other owners.
We both love the Zoom Room - the people, classes and other dogs there are always great. Working with Laurel has been a pleasure, her patience, advice and obvious love for the dogs is great to see.
My daughter and her toy poodle took this class together. It was great for both of them! He got a lot stimulation, and she got practice interacting with adults and being assertive. She tells me it is her favorite thing about summer so far! We will definitely sign up for more classes as her schedule allows.
Clifford continues to make progress overcoming his fear of people. Laurel's approach toward him is careful and positive. Clifford now walks into the zoom room ready to learn. It's confidence building for him and me.
We have learned so much from Laurel. Annabelle just moved up to Agility 4 after starting at the very beginning. Amazing for a scent hound to be able to concentrate on the obstacles and course work.
My dog had a wonderful time! He really seems to enjoy the challenges and so we'll definitely continue classes. I am enjoying watching him learn too!
Excellent - we (the dogs, the kids and I) are loving it. As for recommending it, I have already. In Austin, there are plenty of dog training places, but most of them are actually outside of Austin, so if you live in the city - there are few options - Zoom Room is an awesome addition to THE CITY.
Jimmy Chew, a Westie, is not the most agreeable dog. HE chooses to work or not work. Michelle is very knowledgable and understanding about JC's personality.
We look forward to Agility 2. Sir Joshua is 7 and had such a wonderful time using his mind and learning new things. Just to learn how to Tunnel, Dog Walk, Weave, A Frame and jump was an experience for him. We have a long way to go but you can teach an old dog new tricks! Laurel is a wonderful trainer and has been so patient with all the dogs in our class. Sir Joshua gets so excited we get in the car to go to class! Thank you!
My dog and I really enjoyed the Agility 1 class. Laurel possesses great enthusiasm, and I can tell that she wants your pup to succeed.
Michele was very helpful and supportive. I think the training was very good and Michele was very knowledgeable and experienced. We completed both Obedience I and II, back to back. All the people in Obedience I, including us, progressed with their dogs and everyone seemed much happier with the relationship with their dog at the end of training. Michele emphasized working with your dog during the week between training sessions, and everyone took that to heart and trained with their dogs. I could see the difference in the dogs and people from the beginning class to the end class. It was fun and heartwarming to see the dogs and people get better and more trusting of each other. We will recommend Zoom Room to other people who need dog training. We thought the price was reasonable and the location was really good for us. The facility was clean and had good amenities for humans as well as dogs, such as lockers, water, etc. Being able to buy treats there is very convenient, too.
Puppy agility has been great for Jack! The obstacles are easy enough for him to navigate, but they still present a good challenge. It's also been great practice on getting him to focus in a room full of excited puppies.
LOVED working with Lindsay in the Obedience 1 Class. She was very patient with Stella, and showed easy to replicate training tips.
I have been really impressed with Laural and the Zoom Room facility. My only problem has been scheduling on line. I don't use the system as it is not accurate. I have tried to schedule a class the same day and the web site scheduled a class a week out. So when I showed up that day I was not able to take a class. I have found that calling is the best way to schedule a class the same day.
Lindsay is the best trainer I and Cody have ever had and believe me I have met a lot. She is tuned in to Cody and me, that it makes me look foward to our class every week. She is so easy to get along with and makes the training for Cody and I easy to understand. She knows dogs and she knows how to train the owner to train their dog. By doing our homework and coming to class, Cody's Leash Aggression has now become manageable and I am sure at some point Cody will be so much easier to handle when he see's a trigger. Lindsay is a very valueable asset to your company and you should do every thing possible to retain her.
Brittany was positive and patient with dogs and owners alike. Our dog learned better manners and seemed to love the class. I look forward to more classes at the zoom room!
The class was very fun! My dog had a great time and it was pretty fun for me, too. The instructor was really friendly and patient with our beginning doggies. I'd highly recommend!
Scruffy and I enjoyed our experience at the Zoom Room at the recent Agility level 1 class. Scruffy is a bit shy and I think this class got him out of his shell and he really enjoyed it. We will definitley be back in the future! Also, we really enjoy being able to take advantage of the open gyms.
Izzy loves her agility privates with Michele. The relaxed, friendly atmosphere makes it a fun experience and the classes have improved her attention to instructions at home too.
I started taking Atility-2 at the Zoom Room for something fun to do with "Marisa" this summer. She enjoyed her class and the time I spent with her so much that we continued on to Agility-3. She just loves "playing" on all the equipment. I like that we are in an air conditioned room. Laurel is a really good instructor. She is informative, yet not over-demanding which makes the class fun for me too. I have no interest in competing and Laurel does not push anyone in that direction who does not want to go there. But honestly, if Marissa wasn't having a good time, I wouldn't be here. I love to see her mind and body work through the obstacle courses and the enjoyment that she gets while doing it. Agility at the Zoom Room has been a wonderful experience for both of us.
Calm learning style and lots of patience in encouraging my dog to overcome his reluctance to go on the teeter has made us patrons of Zoom Room for life.
I really liked the classes until they allowed 2 very aggressive dogs in the class. That should not be allowed. we go to class to learn not to worry about the dogs attacking our dog. One dog did go after Simon and the other dog went for Riley but luckily I was on guard so neither of my dogs were harmed. The manager got on to me for complaining and said they could not stop these dogs from taking class. Why not?! I don't know of any training facility but ZOOM ROOM that allows aggressive dogs in training classes. it is not fair to the good dogs to have that in class. I was at Austin Canine Central and a dog got aggressive and the owner immediately took her dog out. So, other than that , I really liked my time at Zoom Room and like the indoors. it is quite small but they are not deterred. I would love to take more classes at Zoom Room, I want calm and a learning environment. the class sizes are good and the facility has all the equipment they need each class.
This class was much more helpful than I expected it to be. We really enjoyed it and learned alot.
Everything about the Austin Zoom Room is wonderful. I cannot say enough good things. Zoom Room has bee great for my dogs and better for me...and we are all still learning! I don't want to stop...
We really enjoyed the lessons and experience of the instructors. They were extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and respected our training preferences.
The class is very easy going, well paced. It's proved to be a perfect way for Flower to learn how to be calm and focused.
Obedience 1 was great. Scout learned all the essential commands and it's been an overall great bonding experience for us with our new rescue. Laurel was incredibly patient and adapts to every dog in the class - whether they're high energy and need focus or whether they're a little shy and barky like ours. We appreciated the extra attention we got, including ways to refocus Scout when she's barking or showing aggression - it's made a huge difference in what all we can do with her!
Zoom Room has been an absolutely amazing experience for us and our dog. We all look forward to agility class every week. In fact, we can't say the word "class" around the house anymore because Dash gets excited and runs to the front door!
Extremely pleased with all aspects. Fabulous facility and excellent instructor. Not a negative thing to report. I've recommended to many friends and also to my rescue adopters. So glad it's in Austin! Will take future classes.
Zoom Room Austin was intstrumental in helping me to bond with my then 5 month old Cairn puppy, Pirate. It had been many years since I had a pup and I admit, I was very nervous about taking him on. I was looking for Austin private trainers and I basically just walked into Zoom Room. Michele Mendoza said that Pirate basically needed a "job." So I took him to "work." Obedience was a chore for me, but it was the beginning of a career for Pirate. He misbehaved and was a mess, but somewhere along the line he decided agility was great because you got extra goodies along the way. In addition, being around other dogs helped to socialize him. Pirate is now in agility 4 and runs off lead. When we head out to Zoom Room, I tell Pirate were we are going. We live 4 miles away and he squeals with delight all the way there!! We were fortunate to acquire Pirate's mom, Cami, earlier this year and she now attends classes at Zoom Room. She is a bit shy and Zoom Room activities have helped her to socialize better as well. I am grateful to the staff at Zoom Room and support them wholeheartedly. I even purchase my food there! One stop shopping!
Always a fun time with my dog whenever we go to Zoom Room.
Brittany was positive and patient with dogs and owners alike. Our dog learned better manners and seemed to love the class. I look forward to more classes at the zoom room!
Max & I love coming here. He knows where he is going when I say "Zoom Room". It is such a safe, comfortable place with yummy treats & fun toys. What is not to like? We look forward to more learning experiences.
Laurel and michelle are wonderful. Skippy loves them both and has so much fun in class, he just graduated level 3 agility.
Michelle is a great instructor. We see the benefits of having been part of this experience.
Michelle is a great trainer. I love Zoom Room Austin and all the staff. Such a great experience for Maggie (my chocolate lab) and myself! I have trained and been to many places in and around Austin, and this is definitely my favorite spot! I will continue to keep going and highly recommend Zoom Room Austin and Michelle.
I have 3 dogs in agility, on different days of the week, and I drive across town 20-30 minutes each way (some trips in heavy traffic). And it's totally worth it because I love the classes and Michelle. I love that the dogs not only allowed but encouraged to socialize and interact with each other. I've been to training facilities where they make you keep your dogs 10' apart AT ALL TIMES! Michelle is an excellent intructor with great patience and an obvious love of dogs. The rates are very reasonable and I will continue to take classes there and use the open gym.
The trainers and atmosphere at Zoom Room Austin are great. Rex has made great progress and graduated from Obedience 1 today. Looking forward to taking more classes.
We had a great time and learned a lot.
Best way to bond with my dog! I really appreciate the Knowledgeable instructors who are happy to field questions and always provide the great positive feedback.
Great experience! Tug loved going there each week and made great improvement - actually calmed down over the course of the classes (which is saying a lot!)! Will definitely take more classes!
Cap and Stryder love zoom room and we love what the training has done for them.
My dog did very well and was so excited every time we pulled up in front of Zoom Room. Jimmy enjoyed himself so much and overcame his Westie contrariness to become a more civilized dog (most of the time)!
Good suggestions from the instructor for time outside the class. We never stayed on one exercise for a long period of time which I appreciate. It was not a boring class and everyone was engaged all the time rather than waiting around while the instructor worked with one dog for a long period of time.
Love it! Laurel is very knowledgable and patient with the dogs (and the owners!) It is a very positive experience for Mollie and me.
Great facility and instructors.
We love going to the zoom room! It's a great way for us to bond, get socialization, have fun and of course lots of treats! He comes home worn out!!
We are so glad to have found Zoom Room! Seriously the best dog training we've found in 15 years since we used Guy Yeaman at Lake Tahoe. I feel like anything we need (training for people and pup, scheduling and really good treats, toys & tools) is all at the Zoom Room. We look foreward for Zooming for years to come!
amelia is teaching 2 of my dogs to ride skateboards. In 4 lessons we have made lots of progress Amelia is a good teacher--very patient and deliberate. She gives lots of positive rewards for the criterion.
Katy and Taser love their time at Zoom Room!! Michele and Laurel make every class fun and challenging so we learn something new each week while having a great time.
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the Zoom Room with Michelle as my trainer. She was very knowledgeable and would show my handler the proper way to work with me ie., lease handling, treats, proper turns, etc. I loved meeting all the other dogs in the class because I've never been around other dogs. Turns out, there are some really nice dogs in this world - wish I could meet with them and have a play day.
We love it at Zoom Room! Chewie gets so excited when we show up, that he sprints to the door. He knows when I grab the Zoom Room stuff and he jumps in the car without hesitation (unlike usual). Everyone is super AMAZING and helpful too! I've already recommended it to lots of friends
Cornchips and I love the Zoom Room! We are now in level 3 Agility training and Cornchips still gets excited every time I mention Zoom Room. When we pull up to the builiding she can hardly contain her enthusiasm. She loves training here and loves both Michele and Laurel the instructor. Zoom Room is a clean and friendly environment and I love spending time there interacting with my pooch. Our relationship deepens with every visit.
Had a great time at Zoom Room! The classes were fun and informative! Great teachers, a great way to bond with your dog and good exercise for both of us! Millie and I will be recommending this to all our friends! Thanks for fun!
Amazing! We love the Zoom Room!
Otto and I had a great time in class. Michelle was always a pleasure and conducted a well rounded class, very helpful and knowledgable. We are sad to graduate from that class but excited to start agility and social hours! Thanks so much for the great puppy socialization. I would highly recommend this class to new puppy owners as it provides a safe fun environment to help you on your way to a well balanced dog.
Lindsay is great. She paces Atticus well and helps me learn how to work best with my wild boy.
Brittany was a very good instructor. She took time to give a thorough explanation of the things we were going to do each class. Teddy loved her in his privates, as well as the classes.
Agility is team work between dog and handler. A special bond. Laurel is very professional and instructs with feeling and care. A fun hour together.
Jasper loves, absolutely loves going to the Zoom Room for his aglility and he is smitten with Michelle. He also enjoys meeting his dog friends every week and they have time to play a little after class.
Jasper, being as smart as he is, smarter than most humans, would be very sad if he did not have the Zoom Room to go an exercise his mind and his limbs.
We absolutely LOVE Zoom Room, we have been going to Zoom Room for over a year now weekly and I couldn't imagine not going every week. Colt loves it and it is so much fun but at the same time very productive. We probably won't ever compete professionally but we love learning agility and practicing and getting her focused. She started with Agility 1 and we've been doing private rentals every week and we went straight into Agility 3 with private training and it helped us immensely with transitioning and getting speed and distance training. We love Zoom Room and the ladies that work there. Colt is currently sleeping off her agility from last night - very happy pooch!
very good. we learned lots of tricks and met nice other dogs and people.
I really love the Zoom Room and Puffy loves it too! She is a happier, better behaved dog and Michelle is great!
Incredible, affordable, a learning adventure for me and my dog
We made it through all four levels of Agility and are now taking private lessons. Then we hope to join the Agility League at the Zoom Room. Agility is a great experience for both me and The Pickle. He is much better behaved, more focused and he loves the exercise. He is really athletic and good at Agility, but I was the one that really needed the training. He also loves the staff and ALL the other dogs. We will be having his birthday party at the Zoom Room again this year. It has become like a home away from home.
I've loved my girls' and my time at Zoom Room. It's always positive and I learn interesting things that I wouldn't know on my own. For example, my Neelu was a bit reactive to larger dogs, and my natural tendency when another dog lunged toward her or if she growled back was to slightly jerk her to me. I learned that that compounds the negative attitudes she may have toward another dog. Instead now I always lure her with treats or call her in a happy voice. It seems to be working as she's way better these days! It's silly because it's obvious but it's those little things that we as guardians of our dogs do that really effect their behavior. Thankfully, the folks at the Zoom Room notice those little things and will help you modify your own behavior to directly modify your furball friends' behavior. And Laurel cracks me up. She has a unique personality that makes agility even more awesome than it already is. Michele always seems to have time to listen and give help you figure out how to be a more awesome dog parent, too. We had a great dog about finding dog food that comes from humanely-raised animals.
Classes have been awesome! We've learned a ton and it's just been a fantastic experience. Sad to see the prices were raised, though - we won't be able to continue coming here. :(
I have already recommended the Zoom Room. We have had a great time. Johnny Depp honestly seems proud and more confident.
Another great class with Michele!! Katy loves her time at Zoom Room! Thanks for giving us a great place to learn about agility.
"School Days" are Chloe'S favorite days. She loves the challenge and, of course, rewards and attention she receives in class. I've learned some great tricks to practice at home and enjoy the structure that these classes provide.
This was a fun and educational class. Jake looks forward to attending future classes at Zoom Room.
We love Austin's Zoom Room! The trainers know what they are doing and it is all done with love. No harsh words to the dogs.
Great classes. Instructor was friendly and helpful, but most of all knowledgable. Very encouraging with the pups and their people.
Taser loves Zoom Room and is learning so much from Laurel in Agility 4!!
We have gone from agility 1 to agility 4. Amazing how fast we have been trained and the wonderful fun it's been. Thank you Zoom Room.
We love the Zoom Room! After every class, we walk away having made improvements and learned a lot. Doing the agility and obedience has totally changed our relationship with our pup, and we love her more than ever!
I've enjoyed each class and they have been informational and supportive. Every instructor has been helpful and easily approachable.
This is a wonderful indoor facility especially in the hot, hot days of summer in Texas. The instructor Michele has an incredible eye for the underlying issues with dogs. Her style is more Victoria Stillwell than Cesar Millan; gentle, consistent, fun and balanced. Emphasis is placed on the dogs having fun with a good mix of traditional obedience behaviors and challenging tricks and agility type exercises. Michele is kind and supportive and adept at correcting/redirecting mischievous or undesirable behaviors. They also have the "best" dog food and toys in town. You don't have to sort through poor quality or dangerous toys or food to find something for your dog because everything they sell is a quality product (good prices too - I compare). I looked for elk antlers for weeks and found them here!
Cody has always been an anxious dog, but the Agility classes he's taken have given him self-confidence and a great deal of enjoyment. He loves the classes, the obstacles, the people, and most of the dogs. And Michele is great. She offers clear instruction and is patient with both dogs and people.
I've been coming to Zoom Room for over a year with my older dog Izzy and she loves her agility privates with Michele. The classes have helped her develop confidence and increased her overall responsiveness to commands. I now also take my puppy Eli to Puppy Preschool and am very pleased with the class. The combination of instruction and playtime is perfect for helping him develop better social skills. So glad to have found such a great facility with wonderful, friendly instructors!
Dallas always enjoys Zoom Room! Dallas has "leave it" down to a "T"!!!! I can't believe it! She's never left a piece of food on the floor in her LIFE! I can say "leave it" now and she walks right over to me! I am shocked! How did that happen!? I remember working on it during class, I guess it's that positive reinforcement that did it! YAY! Thank you, Michele!
The Zoom Room rocks! Every one of the staff are excellent and Sully loves going
We had a great class, as usual!!! Agility clinic is helping me improve my handling skills!! I thank Michele for opening up this class so we can improve our relationship in the ring.
Michelle has been the abosolute BEST instructor we have ever had! And that's counting back with all of our dogs!!! Thank you so much! You have a great approach with the dogs, and their owners. It was me that needed some of the extra tips to work w/ Mirka and her pulling, or her not wanting to come in the house and giving me a mini attitude! Thank you so much! We are hopeful to be back again!!!
love the class. the instructor makes it fun and has lots of different exercises in each class. I have put titles in obedience, rally and agility on other goldens. and hope to do the same with zephyr. He needs lots of work in leash walking and calming down around other dogs--has lots of drive and talent
Great knowledgeable trainers. My pup is doing so well considering the fact that he's not even 5 months old yet. I love that you can buy classes and pick the days and times that is convenient for you. I also like the natural treats that they sell in their store.
jenn is a trainer who is very calm and reassuring to the dogs; she starts the activities slowly and allows the dogs and owners to build their confidence; she shows everyone respect and is very patient.
a lot of fun
It was great! Both Suri and I loved going to the Zoom Room. We are on a break right now but will be back for sure!
Have been taking Clifford to agility classes for almost a year ; we keep coming back because these two instructors approach clifford with great respect. clifford is a very shy dog and anxious around people. jenn and laurel have been so patient with him and to this day, both can approach him without him getting upset. he's come a long way with jenn and laurel working with him.
Laurel was absolutely fantastic! She was so patient - even when our energetic dog was the perfect example of what NOT to do. We truly believe Savannah benefited from the class and we hope to enroll her in another in the future. We also loved the encouraging environment, especially since our dog was such high energy. We loved our Zoom Room experience and will continue to recommend it!
Always a great experience at Zoom Room. We have fun and Barli really enjoys the activities as well as any chance to socialize with new people and dogs! I have recommended the Zoom Room to several new puppy owners since we first started going earlier this year.
Michele Mendoza is AWESOME! She was Ace's instructor for Agility 1, Agility 2 and Obedience 2. Ace passed his Canine Good Citizen test today :) Ace is a rescue that I adopted from Austin Boxer Rescue last December. He has learned SO much from these great classes. Ace and I are both 100% pleased with our experience at Zoom Room Austin!
I love the zoom room! Every instructor is patient and extremely helpful.
Wonderful Class, sheba learned a lot and the instructor was extremely patient.
We loved Agility class! I have a high energy one-year-old pup and was amazed at how well she took to the obstacles and positive training. I was nervous about out final "course" run because she always runs away from me. She clearly knew what was expected and had a clean run. I am so impressed - our instructor was fabulous!
I love our trainer Laurel. She is great and has a lot of patience. Peeno Rue is doing great and really enjoys agility. Sometimes he is a little anxious, but does very well. I hope that one day there will be a Zoom Room closer to our home in Driftwood Texas. We will continue to go into Austin because it is a great environment with great Trainers.
Laurel was great! She really knows how to work with the owner's so we can get great results and have great fun with our dogs.
Chief and I had a lot of fun in the class. Initially I thought he was guessing about where the scent was but over time it was obvious he was tracking the scent. timing of the class was ideal at 8pm--I could always get there on time. but best of all, was the time of year, because we did an easter egg hunt and he found the scent every time. I highly recommend the class and britany was both very kind and patient with the class.
I noticed a marked improvement week-to-week. Both my dog and I very much enjoyed the classes. Thanks!
Our experience with zoom room has been great. The class sizes are manageable and having other dogs around has helped me learn how to keep my dog focused on me. The instructors are friendly and helpful. Caesar would say they definitely have the best treats!
Really enjoyed the class. Jen was very patient and did a great job explaining the steps to take to shape the behavior
Stella and I enjoy it so much, we enrolled in the next class. Thanks for being so great. Not only is Michelle terrific, but Amber is, as well.
I love Zoom Room! All the instructors are extremely knowledgeable as well as personable. I know my dog is safe at Zoom Room since they make sure everyone is updated on their vaccines and keep a close eye on the dogs. Beau loves taking classes and he loves the instructors too - which is saying a lot because he can be very shy. I can't say enough good things about zoom room.
Laurel is very helpful. My dog is really challenging as he likes to herd me when we are jumping. I also am fully aware that I confuse him. Laurel is both patient and supportive about this.
Lindsay is a creative and encouraging teacher. She adapts the material so that both the beginning dogs and the advanced dogs can learn at their own levels. The courses are challenging -- you never know what they're going to be -- so that keeps things interesting. You learn how to communicate with your dog so you can work together to do the courses.
Fun as always. I wish there were more choices for classes and private gym times on the weekend since we live an hour away and can't come during the week. The weekend times seem to fill up several weeks in advance.
This class provided a nice balance between instruction on basic puppy manners and free time for the puppies to run free and play together. Scout had so much fun, and I had a blast watching her socialize with new friends of all different breeds. Michelle is a fantastic instructor, and she provides many helpful hints for continuing the training at home. Another thing I love about the Zoom Room is that the facility is always clean and bright and welcoming to the dogs and their owners. I always highly recommend it!
We have a delightful pet...when he is off leash! We love being outdoors and we wanted Louie as a part of this lifestyle. Getting into a park or walking in our neighborhood had become a source of frustration especially when there were other dogs. Michele has worked with us with the goal in mind of all of us being successful while on leash. It is work and we do get our homework. BUT...today we turned a corner. We owe it to him to give him a good life. It is indeed work on our part. Today we became proud parents! Thank You Michele.
The classes are well run and enjoyable for both of us. It is not only good training but also socializing with others. I would appreciate it if the instructors took more photos and put on facebook: it would hlep me to promote the class.
Daisy is a shelter pup and had low self confidence when I got her 8 mos. ago. Agility has really helped her gain her confidence. and it has been great bonding for us as well. Laurel is a very patient and loving trainer. She has taught me ways to handle my high energy lil girl. Daisy now cant wait to go to Zoom Room. We will continue with her agility and i would like to do some other classes as time permits too.
My dog really likes this class. She is so excited when we go. The instructor is patient and knowledgable. She mixes it up so every class is different.
Neko and I have been going to Zoom Room for about two years, and I only have great things to say about their training, management style, and trainers, and owner, Michelle. Neko and I have worked with Michelle throughout and she's always been accommodating, patient (my dog barks a lot) and honest (she recommended it would be cheaper to do league than continue lessons because Neko had pretty much flown through the levels). I chose to continue working with her, but it really showed how she's about what's best for her clients/animal ones too, and not all about making a buck.
Very positive experience. Laurel and Michelle are both very friendly and know their "dog stuff."
Great class!! Michele always has new and exciting courses to work on your handling skills so you and your dog work as a team.
Would like to see the room set up such that the course could be run without having to pass immediately next to waiting dogs, as not all of them are well behaved or well-controlled by their owners.
The dogs love the agility classes and leagues so much, there needs to be a continuing program so they can continue to improve, be challenged and burn energy. And it keeps the owners in shape, too!
We enjoyed the experience very much. Not only did the dogs gain a new skill my husband and I did as well. Michelle was an excellent instructor.
I love Zoom Room! Michele is a great teacher & she has tasty treats too. I am now taking my second class, Agility Training 2 with most of my friends from Agility 1 so it's lots of fun. I've learned a lot, but the socialization with the other dogs is the best.
I feel like I have learned some very good basic info for training and that has been enormously helpful. Both of the instructors have been patient even though I am the one that feels like a complete dork and uncoordinated trying to master sequence of the command, click, treat in that order!
My dogs had a lot of fun and Michelle is a great instructor.
We had a great time and the dog learned a lot
We had a great time! The facility was nice, class size appropriate, and the instructor (Laurel) was awesome.
I have loved the three Agility classes we have taken. Joe & I both learned so much! The classes are well-organized and fun and the facility is clean and bright. Michele is a wonderful, knowledgeable instructor - very clear in her instructions and very patient.
Zoom Room is a great indoor space to train your dog. THE instructors are friendly and knowledgeable. THE equipment that is used for agility is safe and sturdy. I'd recommend zoom room I anyone looking to build a bond with their dog and to anyone looking to stimulate their dogs brain. Love it.
Very positive! We have taken our dog, Barli, to many classes and meet up's at the Zoom Room including Small breed meet up, obedience and agility courses. I have personally recommended the Zoom Room to many people and will continue to do so. The staff is personable as well as knowledgeable. The location is clean and well maintained. I feel the environment is one where my dog can be socialized but also be safe.
Zoom Room is tons of fun for me and my dog. The instructors Michele and Laurel and both very good. Sully gets so excited when he realizes where we are going. He loves it there!
My dog and I both thoroughly enjoyed this class. It was a friendly, relaxed environment, and a great introduction to agility.
We have so much fun at ZoomRoom. The trainers are always so patient and the facility is wonderful. It has really helped my very active dog have a good outlet for his energy and has built a great bond between us.
Posey and I drive about 50 miles one way to attend the classes at Zoom Room, and we both absolutely love it. Posey had not had any training before we started and she has learned so much from Laurel and the other girls. We love Zoom Room and hope to continue going for a long time!
We had a great time! It's exactly what I was hoping for and Rruffins has really benefitted from the mental workout. We've already bought another class pass and signed up for more Agility 2 training.
I am a first time dog owner and I adopted a 4yr old Manchester Terrier Mix (27 lbs) from the shelter. He is a pistol. They have helped me to be a better dog owner and helped me to use up his boundless energy. They always are so supportive and welcoming. It is a great place to just hang out, to get quality training for my dog and for Jake Pickle to make lots of new friends. It is just simply a wonderful place.
Great as usual!! We love Zoom Room and every class we take there, Michele is excellent!!
It been wonderful, I have taken any of my dogs for training before. She an excellent dog and help become a racer in weinner dog races, she place 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
Love the Zoom Room and Michelle! Great facility, students (humans and dogs) are happy to be there and I feel that it is a good use of my money. Keep up the great work.
This is a wonderful place to share your time with your dogs. Cody and Kelsie are always happy to be there and are loved on by Laural and Michele almost as much as me. Maybe? great atmosphere!
Another fantastic class at the Zoom Room... Both Klaus and I have so much fun! We both are getting a better understanding of agility coursework, and the classes are getting more challenging with more distractions.
The best parts really are the fun, the laughing and NEVERENDING PATIENCE from all of the Zoom Room instructors. The tired, well behaved dog we enjoy for the rest of the day is just a bonus!
My dog and I really enjoy the agility classes, and Laurel is fun, knowledgeable and helpful. My only complaint would be the number of dogs in one class. One class had seven dogs and we couldn't get far enough away from other dogs to avoid a "border skirmish."
We had a great time and Dean learned a lot, Dean will take so much from these classes. Now I think it's time for him to rest and pick up with what training he's had before we can continue with more classes. Thank you so much Ira for all that you have done for Dean and me.
Experience has been great! Both pup and person are learning so much! We receive specific instructions and personalized attention.
My heart is brimming with joy! After 4 private sessions, my Khalee graduated from agility 1. She can now do weaves, dog walks, A-frames, teeters, etc., and she picked it up quickly thanks to Laurel. It was her first day in agility 2 today, in a group setting and she did well! There is a really good energy there, and you can tell they really love dogs, and dogs really love them! The moment my dog sees the front door she knows she's in for a treat. Also, everything is indoors. In this 105 degree heat we sure appreciate that!
Sully loves the Zoom Room. We go at least twice a week. He gets soooo excited when I say "want go to zoom?"
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