Rockville Reviews

Zoom Room Rockville Reviews

Although we're satisfied with happily wagging tails, we love to hear from happy dog owners, too! The Zoom Room is committed to providing you with the very best dog training available.

Here are a few of the reviews, testimonials and class evaluations of our dog trainers.

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Maggie really seems to enjoy her time at the Zoom Room, we have been to 3 classes and, although she still is so excited, she went from taking 40 minutes to clam down to 10 and in our last class only 5. It has been fun for both of us, thank you!

- Hannah, who enjoyed Agility 1 and Obedience 2 with Maggie

Since starting at the Zoom Room I've seen major improvement in Tux's ability to jump and obey commands. Tux enjoys attending class at the Zoom Room and is looking forward to learning new tricks as he gets older

- Jeannine, who enjoyed Puppy agility/obedience with Tux

We had lots of fun and both enjoyed it. A positive learning and bonding experience.

- Kristin Perry, who enjoyed ob 1, ag 1, ob 2 with Freya

This is a truly wonderful wonderful experience. Abel loves the time as do I. We have signed up for an additional 10 classes. Steve gets my dog and me and it all just flows beautifully. It's all good. I am so glad that we found Zoom Room and particularly Steve.

- jill aubry

we had such a great class yesterday. It was the first time Mushie did almost everything without using treats! I was so happy & he was so worn out! We had a full class and Mushie & Bandit were the only 2 dogs under 40+ pounds (Mushie is 10 & Bandit is probably 7). Steve handles them all so well. There were some disruptions when a dog jumped out of the gym and another pulled away from his owner but Steve is as relaxed as can be...gotta love it! Can't wait till we get to Agility 2 and catch up with my sisters competition!

- Ava Shulman, who enjoyed Agility 1 with Mushroom

Excellent class with great instruction. Outstanding value. We've just signed up for more!

- Harry G., who enjoyed Puppy orientation with Taro

Steve clearly loves dogs and the people who care for them. He always runs his class with a smile, he is well organized and knows his material, and has made every effort to make sure his clients and their dogs have a wonderful time. Steve's dedication and hard work are the reason that I keep bringing my dogs back to Zoom Room Rockville!

- Daniel H., who enjoyed Agility 1-3, Urban Herding with Felix

Phoebe just loves the Agility 2 class! She has a lot of fun and I get a lot of exercise too! Steve is an excellent trainer, who makes the class fun for both the dogs and the people.

- Kim Betancourt, who enjoyed Agility 2 with Phoebe

Loved his approach with Bonita. She is sweet but very independent and we made great progress. I will continue with private lessons to encourage attention to the subject if learning. Otherwise she only loves to play.

- Marion Julier, who enjoyed Private lesson with Bonita

My girks absolutely love the Zoom Room. All I have to do is mention the name and they go crazy with excitement. The staff is great! Im so glad to have found this place!

- Cathy M., who enjoyed private gym, agility with Smoochie

Enjoyed all the classes so far. Looking forward to more enrichment classes like the tricks class or scent class.

- Kelli Dunlap, who enjoyed Obedience 1, 2, Agility 1, Basic Tricks with Ellie

What a wonderful class! And Steve is an excellent trainer! A great person and a true dog lover. He and the other trainers/staff members are what make the Rockville Zoom Room such a wonderful place. We have also taken the agility classes and the Pup-lates class.

- Kim Betancourt, who enjoyed Urban Herding with Phoebe

We've been attending agility class about once a week for the past few months, and it's the highlight of Franklyn's week! He has endless amounts of energy, which he loves running off, but the agility class has also helped us work with him on focus and recall skills in a fun environment. Steve does a great job managing the class, accommodating each dog's ability level and making sure everyone has a skill they're working on that day. We haven't found anything else in the greater DC area that provides such a positive outlet for Franklyn's enthusiasm!

- Lotus and Sam, who enjoyed Agility 2 with Franklyn

I absolutely love it. Steve pays close attention to you and your dog and teaches YOU how to train YOUR dog based on what he sees in your working relationship with your pet. My dog is learning many more things now that I know how to train HER. I HIGHLY RECOMMED ZOOM ROOM ROCKVILLE.

- Jamie Roberts, who enjoyed Obedience and Agility with Flower

Our greyhound had his first agility class last week, and he and I both had a great time! It was mentally and physically stimulating for our dog, and the pace of the class was perfect - lots of action but still plenty of time to help your dog learn each new apparatus. We will definitely be returning for more classes and recommend trying basic agility no matter how large or small your dog is.

- Ashley K., who enjoyed Agility 1 with Marvin

Fabulous~~This is our 5-5 lesson and both Max and I thoroughly enjoy ourselves~Steve is a wonderful trainer and is very easy to work with.

- LEE ALPHER, who enjoyed Private Agility with Max

Star and I enjoyed her agility classes. It was a great environment to work on aglity and other skills. She came home happy and tired!

- Jill Selman, who enjoyed Agility II with Star

Just wonderful. Steve is the best trainer we have had in 30 years. Abel Kane loves Steve and going to Rockville, MD from Arlington, VA. Please note: Abel's name is Abel Kane NOT Abel Aubry.

- Jill Aubry

Jesse provided clear instructions for the obstacles and appropriate feedback to encourage success with variable challenges in the course. Jesse was insightful to provide advice to allow for success with moving to Agility 2 advancement. We will definitely be back!

- Gina Vaul, who enjoyed Agility 1 with Pepper

We have really enjoyed having our greyhound, Marvin, in the agility classes. They are a wonderful progression of building up introductions and combinations of the different agility skills, and with each class, we have seen a noticeable improvement in our dog's confidence and his ability to focus on us and commands we give him. Our dog absolutely loves going to agility class each week.

- Ashley K., who enjoyed Agility 2 with Marvin

Wonderful well managed class. Lots of fun!

- Tyler Tansing, who enjoyed Agility 1 with Sherry

Loved the environment , the staff. Steve did an excellent job and my dog adored him....

- Marion Julier, who enjoyed Private instructions with Bonita

Great experience so far! Steve has been very patient with our "high-energy" pup! And has provided good guidance and instruction to us as puppy parents. Even though we've only taken agility, I would highly recommend any of the classes offered at the Rockville Zoom Room. The staff and facility are great and the class sizes are kept at a manageable number.

- Scott, who enjoyed Agility 1 & 2 with Rory

I really enjoy the structure of classes at the zoom room. You can go when you want, you aren't obligated to a certain time/certain day of the week, you can take a break and start back up. The flexibility really works for me.

- Theresa, who enjoyed Obedience and Agility with Azafady and Bota

As always, every class weather it be obedience, agility or a special event is done with patience, knowledge, enthusiasm, & professionalism! Both me & my dog thoroughly enjoy it since each time we go it is something different. I love the idea that you don't see the same dogs in every class so that my dog has more socialization. I am looking forward to winter classes!

- Ava Shulman, who enjoyed Obedience 2, Agility 1, Special Events with Mushroom

Owning a herding dog means you need to keep your dog stimulated and active. Zoom Room gives our Australian Cattle Dog a place to expend some energy and use his brain. He loves agility (even if he isn't the speediest). He is a rescue and this has helped him to socialize with other dogs and people. We love Zoom Room!

- B Flores, who enjoyed Agilty 1-3, Tricks, Urban Herding with Banjo

Great. Moxie loves it

- Steve Raucher, who enjoyed Agility III with Moxie

I take both my dogs to the Zoom Room for Agility training. We all love it. Steve is wonderful with the dogs. TJ is usually protective/cautious/leery/not nice with new people. We walked into the Zoom Room and TJ just ignored Steve (a good thing) meaning he was comfortable immediately. STeve soon had TJ "eating out of his hand" with out one warning bark!!!

- JSM, who enjoyed Agility I and II with TJ and Darla

Wonderful. Felt very welcomed and the learning/teaching techniques worked very well with walnut when he wasn't being stubborn.

- Megan Barron, who enjoyed Agility 1 and obedience 1 with Walnut

Great but repetitive. When do we learn something new?

- Stephen Raucher, who enjoyed Agility 2 with Moxie

My daughter Lucy has been interested in agility since before we got our puppy. She loves bringing Rosie to class and reinforces her skills at home. Rosie is so excited in the car - she goes crazy as we approach The Zoom Room! Both Lucy and Rosie get great exercise while having fun together!

- Claudine, who enjoyed Agility 1 and 2 with Rosie

We have been going to the Zoom Room and working with Steve for several months now, and Max REALLY loves it. Steve and his dog Abby make it fun to learn.

- LEE ALPHER, who enjoyed Private Agility with Max

Reese is a a 13 month old high energy puggle. When we first started Obedience I, I actually thought that Reese would never learn. But, with Steve Mulder's encouragement and positive teaching, Reese has come a long way. He certainly is more aware of commands and is more responsive. As much as Steve trains dogs, it is his ability to "train" or really to educate the dog owners how to train their dogs.

Overall, just a great experience. Reese and I actually look forward to coming to classes.

Thank you Steve.

Mike Cutler

- Michael A Cutler, who enjoyed Basic Obedience I and Agility I. with Reese

The zoom room is awesome fun for both dog and human!! My dogs literally start to pop with excitement when I ask if they are ready to go to the Zoom Room.

- Amy, who enjoyed Agility with Luke/Apollo

Excellent instructors - lot of knowledge and suggestions for different situations. My dog loves it!! Very patient!

- Cindy W., who enjoyed Puppy Obedience and Puppy Agility with Ruby

Our instructor was very helpful and the class was a lot of fun. I look forward to taking other classes.

- Charles Raney, who enjoyed Puppy Agility with Cher

Steve is great! He's good both with people and dogs - patient with both, calm voice at all times, has a good sense of humor, and gives very clear directions. Keeps things moving along and yet realizes both the dogs and owners need a certain amount of breaks. Love his classes (and Oscar has very much benefited from them - he is a rescue with lots of "confidence" problems and has improved a lot to the point where he even lets Steve give him treats!).

- Mary L., who enjoyed obedience 1 and 2; agility training 1 with Oscar

We love it and are continuing more training. Stephen is a wonderful instructor - firm yet understanding and calm, humorous and always challenging us which is what we want. He understands dogs and their owners. Facility is great, too. Keep up the good work.

- Michiko Yurko, who enjoyed Agility 1 and 2 with Zoli

Had a great time as usual at Sunday's class. Was not sure how it would work out since it was a full class of 45-60 pound dogs and my Mushroom is a lightweight at 10lbs. At first I was a bit hesitant when we were doing off-leash training but Mushie did well and so did most of the others. Steve knew exactly how to handle any situations with the larger dogs so I felt safe and secure with my lightweight. Looking forward to the next class!

- Ava Shulman, who enjoyed Agility 2 with Mushroom

We have been taking our greyhound, Marvin, to Agility once a week since March. We have been so happy with Steve and the Zoom Room. The agility classes have certainly improved our dog's confidence, obedience, focus, and overall fitness. We have recommended Steve's agility classes to the other greyhound rescue groups that we interact with and would recommend them to anyone.

- A.K., who enjoyed Agility 2 with Marvin


- Anna d, who enjoyed Beginner obed with Lucky

Our time there is great, Eddie is a bit different and needed to be socialized and trained without food as an incentive. Steve has been patient and has introduced Eddie to new situations and activities that has brought Eddie closer to normalcy. I will continue to bring Eddie to the Zoom Room predominantly because he really enjoys his time there and I truly think he is benefiting

- MITCH HARVEY, who enjoyed Private with EDDIE

After graduating from Puppy Agility, we moved on to Agility 2. This has been an outstanding learning experience for our dog and our family. Each class enhances focus, confidence, and communication, plus it is a great mental and physical workout.

- Harry G., who enjoyed Agility 2 with Tarot

We love the Zoom Room. It is such a fun way to train your dog as the dogs learn not only how to use the equipment but how to listen. Dog owners learn how to train their dogs. In between runs during agility class we practice our sits, downs and stays. The dogs learn boundaries and how to focus in spite of distractions. I think the biggest benefit is how much it bonds dog owner with their dog. I am looking forward to many more classes.

- Renee Fulton with Chica, who enjoyed Agility I, Agility II, small dog meetup with Chica

Love the classes and really enjoy the workshop!

- Kelli Dunlap, who enjoyed Obedience 1, 2, 3; Agility 1; Scent Workshop with Ellie

Zoom Zoom and Steve have been a wonderful experience for both of us. I've learned some basic skills in how to deal with Eddie and Eddie who is an unusual character has begun to emerge from his shell and is now making tremendous progress week after week. Steve and I weren't sure what capabilities Eddie had especially since he's part of a very small group of dogs that is not food motivated. But once he came to that conclusion Eddie started to show what he could do with just praise and love.

- Mitch Harvey

We love going to the Zoom Room! The best part is that it's an activity we can do together. The classes are fun and relaxed and really appreciate the flexibility of scheduling.

- Andrea L., who enjoyed Agility 2 with Snap

Riley and I had a great time learning things like going on the dog walk and learning manners. These classes she is taking is really helping me out with learning how to train her properly and helping her get out that locked up energy out of her. The instructor is very nice and very helpful. I will definitely continue going for Riley and I enjoying going and having a ton of fun.

- Emily Meehan, who enjoyed Obedience 2 and agility 1 with Riley

Steve has been instrumental in getting my 1-1/2 lab to the Agility III level. He has trained both of us well! So it was a natural to sign up my 5 month old lab puppy for both Obedience and Agility. So far it's been a terrific experience of learning, bonding and sharing.

- Vikki Philipson, who enjoyed Agility I, II, and III. Puppy Obedience and Agility with Griffin and Harper

Lots of fun and interation great class and seeing my my dog can do!

- susan rosenbaum, who enjoyed agility 1 with coco

Steve is just wonderful!! He is so patient and understanding but makes sure we follow the rules. He just makes the whole experience so much fun... for both the humans and the dogs. Jessie also teaches some classes and does a great job and Wednesday who runs the front desk is also wonderful. We just love everyone at Zoom Room Rockville!

- Kim Betancourt, who enjoyed Agility 2 with Phoebe

Excellent. Instructor is a good guide with an even disposition.

- Mel Stern, who enjoyed Agility2 with Kobi

Beddy loves coming to Zoom Room for her agility lessons. Facility is always clean and dogs are always well behaved. Instructors move at a good pave introducing new challenges and obstacles. We love drop in style of classes since we can double up or show up on an alternative day without having to get special permission. We like it so much we have also made Zoom Room our corgi club's Maryland venue.

- Rose Lucas, who enjoyed Agility and Scent Workshop/corgi meetups with Beddy

Great and fun for me and my dog

- Steve Raucher, who enjoyed Agility III with Moxie

We love Steve's class, it's good for a doggie brain and doggie cardio, especially after recovering from knee surgery and debilitating arthritis. The class is personalized to Bella's ability, who can keep up with the other dogs, and she just thrives! Thank you!

- A Katz, who enjoyed Agility 2 with Bella

We came in with a brand new puppy, adopted from a shelter, who only knew how to sit. After several weeks of obedience class, Steve taught us how to train him. He now knows how to sit, down, settle, stay, up, off, jump, dead, focus, leave it, release, roll-over, shake, dance, spin...of course, he's a smart dog, but learning how to train him was vital for him to learn these things. Going to class, especially agility class, also taught him how to focus around other dogs and he gained invaluable self-control and confidence. Steve knows what he's talking about and with work with your dog's individual personality.

- Sarah, who enjoyed Obedience and Agility with McBane

Agility 1 is great! Max is very excited to go and is learning each class. Steve shows patience to each dog and knows how to talk to the owners as well.

- Eve Margol, who enjoyed Agility 1 with Max

A great experience for owner and dog!

- Alicia F., who enjoyed Agility 1 with Dakota

Forest is a rescued dog from a hoarding situation. He's 4yrs old and had never had any training whatsoever and very little human interaction at all. The first couple of classes were challenging but the improvement in his behavior is remarkable. He only has 5 classes under his belt, but one would think it would have taken months to come this far. The Zoom Room has been great for him.

- Colette Russ, who enjoyed Obedience 1 with Forest

Excellent. Fantastic instructor and great experience. Our Cavalier is gaining more confidence from each session. I highly recommend the class for those dogs which are shy or lack confidence and obedience.

- Richard A Sloan, who enjoyed Agility 1 with Abigail

Hard Work! But I could definitely see improvement from week to week in the dog AND myself coordinating everything (leash, clicker, treats, dog...)

- Sandra Shrout, who enjoyed basic obedience; one agility 1 class with Georgina

Moxie is in Agility 3 and loves it.

- Dr. Steve Raucher

Where to start? Classes were a blast. I worked out harder there than I do at the gym! I was not sure that Mushie would do well but Steve gives you all the help & confidence that you and your best friend will need (he is good with both people & animals!). The "events" are always fun and raise money for a good cause. This is a wonderful way to socialize & educate not only your best friend but yourself. Zoom Room is a great experience tons of fun! Looking forward to many more classes & events.

- Ava Shulman, who enjoyed Obedience 2, Agility 1, Special Events with Mushroom

We are so grateful that Zoomroom has opened up in our neighborhood. Our 2 year old Boxer loves attending the agility classes. It has helped him to focus & correct some behavior problems. He leaves the class happy & tired. Steve is an excellent trainer - very calm & patient with both the dogs & people. I can't thank him enough!

- Laura Reigle, who enjoyed agility 1 with Dolce

Great - so glad I found out about it. Although Georgina has been easily distracted during classes, she has learned things, mainly not to go after other dogs.
The private gym was the best - she had so much fun being off leash and we brought a friend so the two of them had a great time!

- sjs, who enjoyed beginners obedience, private gym with Georgina

It is a wonderful program. Steve is fantasitc with the dogs - the class is different enough each time that neither me or my dog get bored. I love that everything is positive and fun. The place is clean and bright. Everyone in the classes seems to have fun all of the time. We love it so much that we are having a private party there this month.

- Char Ferry, who enjoyed Agility 1 and 2 with Josh

The classes are really fun for both of us - Ollie is a little older than some of the other dogs in Agility class but the instructor makes it work for all the dogs attending. I really appreciate the positive reinforcement concept and making it as fun for the dogs as possible. We both leave class tired and happy!

- Judy Engle, who enjoyed Agility 1 and Agility 2 with Ollie

Loved it! Exceeded our expectations!

- KLF, who enjoyed Agility 1 & 2 with Honey Bear

It's been a great experience for both the dog and my daughter.

- Karen, who enjoyed Agility 1 and Obidience 1 with Bug


- Dr Stephen M Raucher, who enjoyed Agility 1 2 with Moxie

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