Milwaukee Dog Training
It’s been a wonderful few years here on Brady Street and we want to thank all of you for your business, support and friendship. We are very sad to announce that we will be closing permanently on January 22, 2015. At this time we are selling only individual classes and gym passes with the stipulation that they must be used before we close. If you have unused classes, private lessons or gym passes, please be sure to use them before January 22nd.
Welcome to Zoom Room Milwaukee, providing exceptional dog training and the best in dog retail products for Milwaukee area dogs and their owners. We offer positive dog training in group or private classes in an indoor, climate-controlled facility. You can also rent the facility for birthday parties, meet-up groups or special events. Or sign up for Private Gym, a chance to get in some quality exercise time with your dog!
Click here to see the current class schedule and sign up for classes. All new clients must attend our Foundations of Dog Training class (without your dog) before enrolling in classes. Scroll down for information about our classes.
We offer small group training in agility, obedience, puppy, and a wide range of enrichment classes using only force-free dog training methods. Our classes use a flexible class structure system that is designed for the busy owner. You work at your own pace, and graduate to the next level when you and your dog are ready to move up. You can attend class as frequently as you like, or skip a week if your schedule changes. You’ll never fall behind because everyone in class is at the same level working on the same skills. Most students start at Basic Manners after attending our Foundations of Dog Training class, and will advance to the next level when the dog and handler have mastered the skills needed to move on. If you’re not able to enroll in a class, it’s due to not having yet attained that needed prerequisite. You can click on the name of any class in the schedule to view a description of the class as well as all prerequisites.
Want to place out of a class? Of course not every dog that comes to the Zoom Room needs to start off with Basic Manners. Many clients have dogs who are extremely accomplished and thus able to jump ahead in the levels. No problem! All you need to do is schedule a twenty-minute Evaluation with us so we can ascertain your dog’s current skill level and make training recommendations. And if you have two dogs, they can both attend the Evaluation at no additional cost.
Don’t see the class listed that you were hoping to take? Please drop us a quick note, letting us know which class you’re interested in and what days of the week and times of day are best for you; we’ll do our best to get it on the schedule soon!
We offer private training throughout the week in obedience, agility, puppy training, and any other special forms of training you might have in mind. Agility and Puppy training are always conducted in half hour sessions. Obedience training should begin with a one-hour private session; after that your follow-up sessions can be either a half-hour or an hour. Have two dogs? We also offer special rates on Private Training for Two Dogs. If you’d like to book a time not listed, please call us at (414) 220-9202 to check availability.
We require current vaccination records (DHPP & rabies required, bordetella strongly recommended) for every dog who enters our gym area. You can scan them in and email them to us, have your veterinarian fax them to us, bring them in in person — or easiest of all:
Private Gym is like an indoor playground for your dog – one with great music, lots of toys and an agility course, and all of the other amenities you could hope for in a wonderful smelling, spotless, climate-controlled environment! You can even come with your friends – up to three dogs per half-hour session. It’s a great chance to get in some off-leash exercise or play time with your dog, or to practice your agility or other training.
Birthday Parties and Doggy Disco®. You can throw a birthday party for your dog, or for your dog-loving kids, or an anniversary party for the day you rescued your dog. Or just about any other occasion for which you’d love to throw a party with lots of dogs in attendance as well as your friends and family. Our parties include a free mini-agility lesson for all your guests, set-up, clean-up, supervision, plates, cups, cutlery, and of course our famous Doggy Disco® with your choice of music and laser lights on the floor for the dogs to chase. We also include Doggy Donuts, yummy freshly made treats, to make the event unforgettable.
We also host events for Meetup groups, rescue organizations, charity fundraisers, companies, civic groups, singles mixers, and so on. If you’re interested in throwing such an event with us, please simply give us a call or visit us in person to discuss the details. You can also read about our incredibly rewarding ongoing work with a wide variety of rescue organizations.
Our weekly Agility League is incredibly fun – great friendly competition with trophies & prizes. Courses will be different every week and will require you and your dog to work as a team. This is a great way to keep up your dog’s agility training without taking a class!
We have an enormous assortment of eco-friendly toys & puzzles, all-natural treats & chews, dog food, collars, leashes, bedding, and the best solution-oriented training equipment you can find anywhere. None of it is available for online purchase, so please stop in and see us to check out our offerings — many of them not available anywhere but the Zoom Room!
Dog Training Classes
Foundations of Dog Training
This 75 minute class is the cornerstone for successfully training and building a solid lifelong relationship with your dog. You’ll learn the basics of how dogs learn, dog body language, communicating with your dog, how and why positive reinforcement training works and more. Puppy owners will also receive guidance on house training, nipping, socialization and other challenges of raising a puppy. Foundations is the first level class and is required for all new clients. It is to be attended without your dog. Prerequisite: None. (Ongoing, Mondays at 7:45 pm)
Obedience 1: Basic Manners
Obedience classes at the Zoom Room are designed to get you and your dog working on practical, effective behaviors immediately. You will learn all the basics for getting – and keeping – your dog’s attention, even in distracting environments. Our classes emphasize fun and positive motivation, not only for your dog, but for you as well! We incorporate real-life challenges to help make obedience practical and way more fun. Prerequisite: Foundations of Dog Training (one hour class). (Ongoing, join any time – Tuesdays at 6:45 pm or Saturdays at 12:30 pm)
Obedience 2: Stays, Walking & Recalls
In Obedience 2 we’ll focus on more advanced stays, walking politely on a leash and coming when called, critical skills for a well-behaved dog! Through fun games, your dog will learn to master more challenging behaviors. Prerequisite: Obedience 1 or equivalent skills. (Ongoing, join any time – Tuesdays at 5:45 pm or Saturdays at 1:30 pm)
Obedience 3: Canine Good Citizen
This class focuses on preparing you and your dog to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen test. We use fun games and activities to teach your dog to work through distractions and fine tune obedience skills. Prerequisite: Obedience 2 or equivalent skills. (Ongoing, join any time – Thurs 7:00 pm and Sunday 12:45 pm)
Designed for the dog with basic obedience training but no agility experience, you and your dog will learn the basics of obstacle management, development of control and confidence. Prerequisite: Obedience 1 or equivalent skills. (Ongoing, join any time – Sundays at 10:00 am, Thursdays at 1:30 pm beginning 12/11 or Wednesdays at 6:00 pm starting 1/7)
This intermediate agility training series will help your dog develop more control and fluidity and begin to learn agility coursework and footwork. We’ll also troubleshoot some of the more pesky agility obstacles to develop speed. Prerequisite: Agility 1 or equivalent skills. (Ongoing, join any time – Wednesdays 8:00 pm or Thursdays at 12:15 pm)
Advanced agility training emphasizes footwork and off-leash control. In this class, agility coursework and precision are emphasized. Prerequisite: Agility 2 or equivalent skills. (Ongoing, join any time – Wednesdays 7:00 pm)
Advanced handling and coursework encompassing all obstacles. Speed, attention to detail, and smooth progression through transitions will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Agility 3 or equivalent skills. (Ongoing, join any time – Sundays 1:45 pm)
You’ve mastered the core agility skills and are ready to challenge yourself further! We’ll coach you through various obstacle combinations and drills to fine tune your handling and communication with your dog on the agility course. Come as many times as you like – every class is different so you’ll never be bored! Prerequisite: Agility 4 or equivalent skills. (Ongoing, Wed 1:30 pm)
We’ve got trophies, we’ve got whistles, we’ve even got a referee shirt. Once you and your dog have completed agility training, you can team up with your classmates for some friendly competition in this weekly Agility League, designed to keep you and your dog in tip-top shape. Prerequisite: Agility 4 or consent of instructor. (Ongoing, Thursdays at 8:00 pm)
Puppy 1: Puppy Preschool
Someday they’ll grow up. Just not yet. In the meantime, get your puppy off to the right start with our puppy preschool class. You’ll learn training and socialization tips to help your puppy develop into a well-adjusted life-long companion. Includes introduction to basic skills and group play time for the little ones. For puppies 8 to 16 weeks old. Prerequisite: Foundations of Dog Training (one hour class). (Ongoing, join any time – Thurs 11:00 am or Sat 10:00 am)
Puppy 2: Puppy Obedience
Our puppy obedience class focuses on age-appropriate behaviors in a fun, relaxed environment, designed to introduce your puppy to basic skills that every puppy needs to be a happier, more well-behaved dog. We introduce attention exercises, sit, down, and stay, as well as begin teaching loose-leash walking and coming when called. We’ll also tackle common problem puppy behaviors like jumping. For puppies three to six months old. Prerequisite: Foundations of Dog Training (one hour class). (Ongoing, join any time – Mon 5:30 pm or Sat 11:15 am)
A special class for puppies ages two to eight months, designed to be easy on growing joints and bones. This class emphasizes confidence-building for your puppy, and builds upon the foundation of great communication learned in Puppy Preschool, while also whetting his appetite for Agility. For puppies 8 weeks to 8 months old. Prerequisite: Foundations of Dog Training (one hour class). (Ongoing, join any time – Sundays at 9:00 am)
Tricks 1: Learning Dog Tricks
Every dog needs a few tricks, and some dogs need even more! This class covers the classic tricks like roll over, play dead, and sit up, but also covers more advanced behaviors like turning out the lights. This class is great for teaching focus around other dogs. Prerequisite: Obedience 1 or equivalent skills. (Ongoing, join at any time – Tuesdays 7:45 – 8:35 pm)
- Foundations of Dog Training – $10
- Individual Flex Classes – $28
- Gym Sports (Agility League) – $15 per session
- Evaluation – $20
- Private Training (1 hour) – $95
- Private Training (1/2 hour) – $50
- Private Training for 2 Dogs (1 hour) – $120
- Private Agility Training for 2 Dogs (1/2 hour) – $70
- Private Gym – $10
- Private Gym – each extra dog – $5
- Dog Party – $150
- Canine Good Citizen Test – $25
Zoom Room Milwaukee
Monday through Thursday 11 am to 8:30 pm
Fridays from 11 am to 6 pm
Saturdays from 10 am to 6 pm
Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm
1701 N. Humboldt Avenue
(corner of Brady St.)
Milwaukee, WI 53202
TEL: (414) 220-9202
FAX: (888) 332-5004
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