Dog Training with the Right Equipment and Attitude
| May 16th, 2013

Zoom Room Belmont‘s training approach is exclusively positive reinforcement, and we’re happy to say we have scholars and veterinarians on our side! According to Dr. Ballantyne, the veterinarian from University of Illinois at Chicago, learning how to “sit,” “stay,” “come,” and many other cues is fundamental for a well behaved dog. “Training is also vital […]

Please Don’t Leave Me!
| Jan 29th, 2012

Does your dog whimper and cry when you leave her? Does she chew up your favorite pair of shoes when you’re at work? Or has she scratched patches of fur off her body? She is probably suffering from separation anxiety. Separation anxiety? Really? Yes, really.

Positive Training Produces Playful Pups
| Dec 14th, 2011

There is a massive amount of scientific evidence supporting positive reinforcement as the most effective method dog training method. These studies typically focus on the main goal of training a dog – obtaining the desired behavior. But a new study from the University of Bristol examines other, equally important collateral benefits of positive training.

Ellie’s Journey
| Nov 22nd, 2011

Ellie was a very shy dog and terrified of the world when her new owners adopted her. Under their loving care she has transformed into a happy agility dog!

Clicker Training Clarified
| Nov 1st, 2011

Clicker training is a very effective training method, yet is often misunderstood and therefore under-utilized or misapplied. Common misconceptions are clarified.

Fastest Growing Dog Sport
| Oct 31st, 2011

The sport of Dog Agility is one of the fastest growing dog sports in the world. It was not too long ago that the idea of Dog Agility was born. In 1978 at the Crufts Dog Show in London, John Varley, was given the task for coming up with the entertainment for the audience between the obedience and confirmation competitions. Varley along with dog trainer Peter Meanwell presented a jumping-style course similar to something of the equestrian world.

Little Pearl’s Big Steps
| Aug 8th, 2011

A tiny Boston Terrier named Pearl, who was rescued from a puppy mill, makes big strides during Zoom Room’s Introduction to Agility class.

Dogs and Fireworks
| Jul 1st, 2011

Fun, sun, barbecue and fireworks are what we think about come Independence Day. But for your dog, the 4th of July can be stressful.

Seth Rogen on Ellen
| Feb 7th, 2011

An hysterical clip from the January 17 Ellen Degeneres show in which guest Seth Rogen relates his experiences in Shy Dog class at the Zoom Room. Seth offers an hilarious take on positive reinforcement training, or as he puts it… now his rescued dog, Zelda, is no longer shy… just fat!

Playing Well With Others
| Sep 7th, 2010

Socialization is one of the most important components of dog training. The Zoom Room combines training and agility with a safe, social experience for your dogs.

USA Today: Dog Tricks
| Jun 30th, 2010

When USA Today decided to feature an article on the increasing demand among pet owners for ever more elaborate dog tricks, they turned to the Zoom Room’s top dog trainer Jaime Van Wye as their expert source.

Jesse the Jack Russell’s Best Dog Tricks
| Feb 8th, 2010

FIRST PLACE WINNER in the America’s Best Dog Trick Contest! Jesse the Jack Russell Terrier began learning tricks through the motivation of tasty lunch meat. And when he was only nine weeks old, he taught himself how to sit up!

America’s Best Dog Trick Finalists
| Feb 1st, 2010

Your votes have been counted, and we’re delighted to announce the five finalists in the America’s Best Dog Trick Contest in support of positive dog training.

Victor the Rescue Poodle Performs
| Jan 26th, 2010

Victor, a four-year-old Poodle, was picked up as a stray by an animal shelter in Worcester. He was then adopted by American Poodles at Work (APAW) where he met his owner, Sharon. Watch their entry in the America’s Best Dog Trick Contest.

Jilli the Yorkshire Terrier’s Incredible Dog Tricks
| Jan 26th, 2010

Jilli Dog, a Yorkie, was rescued from the streets as a sickly, messy little pup, almost 11 years ago by her owner, Rick. She has gone on to become a most amazing little pooch, making many people smile with her dog trick performances.