Walnut Creek Reviews

Zoom Room Walnut Creek 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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This facility has been a great addition to walnut creek. It has allowed me to train my dogs and see them progress. We go about 1-2 times per week. It allows the dogs to progress on their own timeline and not be rushed along in a traditional obedience class. My rescue has been a hard dog to train and has taken her 5 months to advance to obedience 2

- Debra Myhr, who enjoyed Private training, obedience and agility with Roxy and Maggie

Wonderful, easy to book, and great trainer. My Schipperke continues to enjoy the classes and he's ready for AKC rally and agility!

- Lisa Vizcarra, who enjoyed agility/ obedience with Bertie

So about a month ago we adopted a 3 year old semi-insane cuddle bug of an American Bulldog from the pound in Martinez. Wilbur loves everyone and EVERY dog but he's sort of clueless about how to express his love to his canine friends. We were a little panicked because we live in an apartment and this pup needs to go on walks to get his energy out. But than we found Zoom Room and Liz and life has been much better. We can take Wilbur to private gym and he gets to run around and play with the toys and go crazy for 30 minutes (which is about all the exercise this lazy boy can take)! Also Liz has been amazing encouraging us with his training and basically reassuring a neurotic dog mama that "everything will be ok!" (I just want my boy to be normal!). Wilbur isn't quite ready for any of the fancy agility courses yet, but we're hoping after some basic obedience training, or maybe some more intense obedience training that he can be jumping and leaping and hoppin' around with everyone else! So my opinion is there is something for everyone and every dog at zoom room so get down there ASAP! Thanks Liz, Wilbur is snoring away on the couch right now, which is just the way we like it!

- Nicole and Adam G., who enjoyed Private Gym with Wilbur

Love the classes. I don't have a regular work schedule so the Zoom Room's many class times work wonderfully for me. I love that your dog can move on to the next class when ready. I equate the Zoom Rooms classes to a child's soccer or violin lessons. This is a great way to stimulate my dog's brain in addition to her getting exercise, socialization, and learning good manners. Bravo Walnut Creek Zoom Room and Liz in particular.

- Wendy, who enjoyed Obedience 1/2 and Agility 1 with Maggie

The best fun ever! Holly loves Liz and the entire Zoom Room staff. We look forward to our weekly sessions and highly recommend Walnut Creek Zoom Room!

- Linda Stalcup, who enjoyed Private Gym Agility practice with Holiday

Whew! What a work out. As good as any class at a gym or one taken privately. And C.C. got to come with me and practice her stays and learn some new skills. The class was fun and so unique because it incorporated our dogs into the work out. I've yet to take a class I didn't like and no matter what we do both C.C. and I love it. So put on your tennies, grab your water and your fur pal and come down to Zoom Room for X-training and a lot of fun.

- Rannie Grosvald, who enjoyed X-training with C.C.

Love it!! Liz is the best. Always informative, patient and fun. My dog loves it. I don't feel out of place either. I had taken an agility class at ARF and was made to feel totally dense. It took me 4 years to attempt it again. I have a mini aussie and she needs the mental stimulation of agility so it was so nice to find it at Zoom Room.

- Trish Schneider, who enjoyed agility and obedience with Bear Schneider

Amazing!

- Brittany Trammell, who enjoyed Agility 2 and Obedience 3 with Landry

We love Liz. Her training is fun & positive. We have been going to classes for several months since I adopted Sunny at 3 months old. Sunny is now almost 8 months old & she is very obedient even off leash, & the classes have also helped me bond with Sunny. We will keep taking classes because we love Liz & Zoom Room. We signed up for more classes today.

- Robyn Evans, who enjoyed Puppy Agility with Sunny

Digby gets so excited when I say to him "Zoom, Zoom!" He knows he's in for a great time. Agility 1, 2, 3, and 4 have taught both of us so much. He adores Liz! Sometimes to the point he runs off course to find out what special treats she has :-)

- Mary O'Reilly, who enjoyed Agility 1, 2, 3 and 4 and Tricks 1 with Digby

Sake and I have had a wonderful time. The classes have had a great effect on Sake especially for socialization and obedience . I was having a hard time getting Sake to sit and shake. By the end of the second Tricks class he was sitting, shacking hands and of course ringing a bell on command !

- Marlene R, who enjoyed Obedience , tricks and agility with Sake

Working in the veterinary field, I am constantly exposed to many differed dogs that have come from different training groups, trainers, and training techniques. The most important aspect of my puppy's training is that is done through positive reinforcement, humanely, and in a way that just enhances my dog's natural behavior, and helps us strengthen our human-dog bond. That is exactly what Liz teaches. The American Board of Veterinary Behavioral medicine recently published a book on how to most effectively and humanely train your dog and the techniques taught in this class are aligned with exactly that, and so are her reasonings.

I also appreciate Liz' wealth of knowledge, she provides owners with accurate recommendations to accommodate pulling dogs through her understanding of the behaviors that cause this and what best harness/walking device would resolve this issue.

Other reasons I love zoomroom:
1. I don't have to adhere to a "package" where we come every "Tuesday at 5:30" it makes it very easy to fit into our busy schedules by having a class offered multiple times a week. We also never feel like we fall behind or are ahead. There are core training we address every class and then new stuff each time.
2. It's SELF-PACED. There is no other training in the Bay Area like this that I know of. Every dog is different and some may need more time than others to grasp new training, or even for the owners.
3. Liz teaches all the classes so there is consistency. She gets to know your dog and his/her weaknesses and strengths. This is very important to me because I don't have to explain his situation in each new class.
4. Class size is TINY. I believe the classes top out at 8 dogs. This is unheard of in the Bay Area; normal obedience class sizes are around 15, and only limited if it is a shy dog class. Smaller Class = more personal Attention.
5. The facility is brand-spanking new, on rubber mats so not cement/grass/chainlink fence and indoors! Perfect for private gym sessions for us to practice recall in a small safe enclosed area, let the puppy burn off energy when it is raining, and introduce him to all the different agility equipment and potential new toys!
6. All the products and treats they have in their boutique are healthy for both your dog's tummy, comfort, and mental health. There are more puzzle toys than bowls! Prices are very reasonable.
7. It is so easy to sign up for classes online and see whats open. If there is an issue just call them!

Many of my friends (and strangers on the street or dog park) have seen how quickly and reliably our puppy has become well-behaved, and asked what we have done. Many of them have even signed up for orientations and evaluations to start becoming a zoomer.

Things I would love to see as Zoom Room Walnut Creek grows is a location in Berkeley/Oakland/Emeryville there is nothing out here like it and it would be more accessible to the San Francisco folk, (and selfishly me, even though we find it worth it to go to Walnut Creek. Traffic can be a bit of a nightmare for the evening classes). We would also love to see more social groups, for puppies, small dogs, medium dogs, big dogs. Maybe also another evening Obedience 2 offering for those who have work during the day.

Thanks for all the work you do!

- Frances H., who enjoyed Puppy Obedience 2/Adult Obedience 2/ Private Gym/ will be trying Puppy Agility with Tricerahops

Liz is a wonderful trainer, of both dogs and people. ;-). In the upper levels of agility classes, she tailored our lessons to the needs of our individual dogs, which I really appreciated. She is always patient, encouraging, and helpful.

- Marilyn, who enjoyed Agility with Macchiato

I cannot praise the Zoom Room Walnut Creek enough for the AMAZING dog birthday party they helped us throw for Taj. Everyone (even those guests with no dog) really enjoyed themselves, Liz and David made it really easy for us the hosts to focus spending time on our guest and not worrying about the food set up or the general running of the party. The dogs had a blast playing on the equipment and socializing, they loved the lights. David so kindly took lots of WONDERFUL photos of the dogs and the party though out the night, just one less thing we had to think about. Thank you again Liz and David, honestly we couldn't have done the party with out you and HIGHLY recommend your services for any other fun loving fur baby family!

- Sarah Vadada, who enjoyed Dog Birthday Party with Taj

Very helpful. Zilly liked the agility classes but was distracted by the other dogs. Zilly was a young stray with no training and had not been socialized. By the end of the private sessions she played with a dog for the first time. It was a breakthrough.

- Laureen, who enjoyed agility + private sessions with Zilly

Really great

- Stephanie, who enjoyed Obedience with Steve

Liz is very knowledgeable and patience. We are leaning how to deal with issues and things are improving. We highly recommend the Zoom room.

- Bob and Debbie Seevers, who enjoyed obedience 1 with Gracy

What a great time for both of us. Great helpful hints to troubleshoot bad behaviors at home

- Marlene Robson, who enjoyed Obedience, agility and tricks with Sake

In one word: fantastic! Both C.C. and I love the Zoom Room. C.C can't wait to get through the door. I get a great work out as well. Liz is patient. Gives great training tips and treats all class
participants, furry and non, with affection, good humor and equality. They are always adding new and fun classes and activities. The location is great. The facility is always clean and neat. Pride of ownership is evident. It's simply an all around great place for us.

- Rannie Grosvald, who enjoyed Obedience 2, Agility 1, 2, 3; Private Gym; Open play; signed up for Urban Herding & Xtraining with C.C.

We really enjoyed our class and learned some valuable tools. Who we were most impressed with was Liz. She is very good at what she does but she has a lovely way about her and an ability to communicate with not only dogs but owners. She's fantastic. Also thought the facility had a great look and was well run and clean.

- Michelle S., who enjoyed puppy obedience 2 with Enzo

Agility 1-3 has been great! Not only has it been a bonding experience with my dog, but we both get some exercise and have lots of fun. Delta's ears perk up anytime she hears the word "zoom" and looks to her leash and the car ready to go have fun. I've also learned so much and have seen the difference in a calmer and more obedient dog.

- Janey, who enjoyed agility 1-3 with Delta Cargo

Liz and team are amazing, great with the dogs, very knowledgeable and I have seen amazing improvements in our Aussie! I would highly recommend them to anyone and have.

- Robert pearson, who enjoyed Agility training with Ava

I really enjoyed my introductory Agility class at the grand opening of Zoom Room Walnut Creek. The staff were very friendly and caring and the other dogs were great.

Two paws up!

- Carol W., who enjoyed Intro to Agility with Kelda

As a large breed dog, Gia isn't the most adept at agility. However, her skills and training have improved at each level. Liz is patient, encouraging, and fun. She loves all the dogs in her classes and works hard to make the experience enjoyable for both dog and owner regardless of their skill level.

- Lysa Nicholson, who enjoyed Agility with Gia

The Zoom Room Walnut Creek is an awesome place to take your precious dog. Our dog loves the Zoom Room it's given him so much confidence and really gives him the physical and mental work out he needs. We threw our dog Taj a birthday party last week and it wasn't only the dogs who had a great time! we had a ball seeing the dogs engaged and trying something new. Thank you so much Liz and David for making our baby's 5th birthday amazing, we can't thank you enough for the great work you put into our event. Thank you David for the great photos, we loved them so much!!!!! Dog Parties are the best way to spend time with your fellow dog buddies!!!

- Sarah V., who enjoyed Birthday Party with Taj

Perfect setting for dog training. Liz is an excellent communicator and enthusiastic trainer. I have recommended her classes to my friends and family

- Sandra Rodriguez, who enjoyed Obedience 1,2 & 3 with Emily

All we have done so far is have our orientation, but WOW! The place is amazing and Liz is fabulous. My daughter is determined to train our dog in agility and as a therapy dog. I am thrilled that I have found someone that my daughter wants to work with and who has the experience to help her. The classes look great and the flexible schedule is going to be wonderful! My daughter has already decided that she is going to have her birthday party here!

- Lynn M., who enjoyed Orientation with Parker

it has been a great experience. Liz is so good and makes you feel very comfortable and competent with your furry friend.

- Trish Schneider, who enjoyed agility and obedience with Bear Schneider

My husband and I love Zoom Room. It' such a fun place to visit and Liz, the owner. is wonderful. She is very knowledgeable about training dogs and is an excellent and patient trainer. The entire staff is very friendly and always so helpful.

- Mary Roberson, who enjoyed Puppy Preschool with Riley

We are currently taking agility classes and having a great time. My dog makes me proud and enjoys it. She is unsure at first but quickly catches on. Liz is great to work with and has a good understanding of dog behavior. And she's fun! I like the way you structure the classes to move on at your own pace.

- NRH, who enjoyed Obedience, agility with Tule

It is a great class and extremely helpful to learn the correct training methods and dos and don'ts.

- Steven Ayres, who enjoyed Puppy II - Obedience with Rodder Ayres

Liz and the Zoom Room are GREAT. Our pup, Mhairi loves it, and we have learned a lot from Liz - she knows her stuff. We haven't been back for a few months, but plan to soon!

- Patty F., who enjoyed Obedience with Mahairi

We have an energetic, happy go lucky and basically crazy one year old Australian Shepherd girl. She's gone through some obedience, however, we need to continue with that as well. The thing I love about agility is watching just how much fun the dogs are having. Yes, the humans love it too, but it is just so heart warming to see them get so excited and smile throughout the class and it's really easy to pick out which obstacles are their favorites. For Willow, I feel this is a very important activity as she is so smart and it makes her think through her actions instead of just jumping in. You can tell when she has figured something out and can repeat it multiple times and is as thrilled as I am when she does something great in class. I was thinking it was all for her benefit, but I've gotten hooked on Agility myself and want to continue doing it and growing along with my dog in our skills. We love Zoom Room!!

- Maureen and Shannon Loughney, who enjoyed Agility 1, 2, 3 and 4 with Willow Loughney

Teddy loved the classes. He was pooped after the agility. It was so nice seeing him learn how to do activities and obedience. All good. Only problem is he is a young pup and can't advance yet so it is repetitious after awhile and towards the end of the classes he was not interested. But that is also puppy thinking.

- Jo Levy, who enjoyed agility and obedience with Teddy

Great teacher!! Knows her dogs well!
I love her explanations of why and showing how to use treats to our advantage.

- Gaylene S., who enjoyed Obedience 1,2, and in 3 now with Blazer

In one word: fantastic! Both C.C. and I love the Zoom Room. C.C can't wait to get through the door. I get a great work out as well. Liz is patient. Gives great training tips and treats all class
participants, furry and non, with affection, good humor and equality. They are always adding new and fun classes and activities. The location is great. The facility is always clean and neat. Pride of ownership is evident. It's simply an all around great place for us.

- Rannie Grosvald, who enjoyed Obedience 2, Agility 1, 2, 3; Private Gym; Open play; signed up for Urban Herding & Xtraining with C.C.

It was a great experienced.

- Trish.m.schneider, who enjoyed Agility with Bear

My Schnoodle and I love the Zoom Room. He is 85 pounds and not an obvious candidate for agility training, but Liz understands that we want him to be mentally and physically stimulated, to learn new skills, to enhance the communication between Digby and me and to have fun! As she has said, he will never be a competitive agility dog, but that was never our goal. She is an excellent trainer, a very caring dog-lover and runs a superior business. When Digby loses his focus at about 40 minutes into the session (he is still a puppy with a teenage-boy dog brain) she knows how to bring him back to task. Digby and I are almost complete with Agility 4 and next we will do Scent training and when he's a bit older, he will become a Therapy dog with the help of Liz and the Zoom Room. If you love your dog, you must give this a try!

- Mary O'Reilly, who enjoyed Agility 1, 2, 3 and 4 with Digby

Very happy with the progress so far.

- Brent Welling, who enjoyed Obedience 1 with Wheeler

Holly loves the Zoom Room and especially the Agility Classes! Liz is an engaging, enthusiastic instructor and always has the best interests of her four and two legged clients in mind, and her staff is the same way. Zoom Room is consistently clean, well organized and even if you didn't have a dog, you would want to get one so you could buy all the really cool stuff there! Highly recommended for a fun and positive experience for you and your dog!

- Linda Stalcup, who enjoyed Agility 4 with Holiday

Loved it. Liz is great.

- Wendy Bryant, who enjoyed Obedience 1 with Maggie

Zoomroom is great. My dog is learning so much. More than I ever thought he could.

- Kim Larkworthy, who enjoyed Agility with Bailey

June and I have learned SO much since we started. It's pretty phenomenal when I think about it. Ronianne's teaching and communication style work really well for me, too. I think we'll be back to try agility!

- Susan F, who enjoyed Obedience 2 with June

My dog and I love the Zoom Room. It's a great place to learn, and fun, fun, fun!

- M.G., who enjoyed Agility 1, 2 with Macchiato

Kaycee has a blast in the class and it's been fun watching her learn & try new things.

- Nicole, who enjoyed agility with Kaycee

A well-organized, clean, neat and professional establishment. Kelda and her guest, La Russa thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The classroom setting was very professionally run.
A great place for dogs to meet and enjoy themselves, along with learning many skills.

- Carol Weldin, who enjoyed Agility I & Private Gym with Kelda

With an active Border Collie I knew I'd have to challenge him and the Zoom Room has been really helpful in teaching Diesel new skills. Liz is a great trainer, positive and very patient. I've enjoyed the once a week activity and I know that my dog has too, because he's always tired after class!
The facility is very nice, well maintained and fully stocked with anything a dog could need. I only wish there was a location closer to Alameda/Oakland.
I am interested in continuing his herding training, and possibly even start him on Agility.

- Rachel Radcliffe, who enjoyed Urban Herding with Diesel

Bailey is a 11yr old Maltese who has had agility classes over the years, but none have been as enjoyable as the classes with Liz. Bailey loves school and we think Liz is a fabulous, loving instructor who loves her job and all the dogs giving them whatever she sees is needed to help them succeed. We will continue our doggie education with Liz at Zoom! Thank you Liz......xo Rochelle & Bailey

- Rochelle Glassel, who enjoyed Agility 4 with Bailey

We started off training our rescue dog through Arf for basic obedience. He did great, but there were some things beyond basic obedience we wanted to work on without committing five weekends in a row. Liz was awesome in giving us the tools to work with at home. Our dog also really liked her and responded very well, which he doesn't do for everyone. The facility is nice, easy to get to, and clean.

- Serena Y., who enjoyed Private Lessons with Walter

Missy & I enjoyed our classes and we both learned a lot. The instructors are fantastic. Everything is explained, positives as well as consequences, so we understood what to do, how to accomplish each lesson & why it's important to follow their instructions. We are looking forward to more classes in a few weeks.

- Jeanne Haycook, who enjoyed Puppy 2 Obedience with Missy

We have had a great experience at the Walnut Creek Zoom Room! Liz is very knowledgable, personable, and accommodating. The facility is inviting and organized and well-run by the staff. Everything at The Zoom Room is superior to other training options (both pet store based and private trainer) we've used for our cattle dog, Kora, previously.

- Mary Lou Bullock, who enjoyed Obedience 3 and Agility 1 with Kora

Willow loves agility at Zoom Room! As a young and energetic Aussie, it's the perfect exercise for her body and mind. Not to mention for me; it's a workout and she's pretty tired after an hour long class. It's exciting to see her remembering how to go through each obstacle and improving each class. Meeting and working with other dogs and their people is fun too. We love Liz, too!

- Maureen Loughney, who enjoyed Agility 1 & 2 with Willow B

I think my husband and I have as much fun as our pug in class. Liz is a fabulous trainer - patient, knowledgeable, helpful, and positive. The entire staff is friendly and focused on customer service, which I really appreciate!

The online reservation system is great (you can also book a class over the phone). I love that the block of classes I bought can be used for whatever class I want, in whatever time slot I need. We've done Agility so far, but I'm really interested in Tricks and maybe throwing in an Obedience to brush up on some skills. I'm also looking at Calm Down (teenage pug = crazy), though I think that's a workshop at specific times each week instead of a drop-in as needed class. We also look forward to renting the space for private gym to play and practice all his new skills.

They are well-stocked with toys, healthy food, etc. (even the hard to find Acana brand of food we use).

Highly recommended!

- Wendy P., who enjoyed Agility 1 with Angus

We enjoyed every class

- Gleise Beltrame, who enjoyed obedience 2 with Marbles

Claire, my 7 yr old Brittany, and I have been attending Zoom Room in Walnut Creek for the past 7 months or so. We have done Agility private lessons, Agility League, Tricks Class, and Scent Class. The Zoom Room has become our # 1 activity on our calendar and the high point of our week. Claire loves going and I love the bonding and joy we have shared learning, playing, and making new human and canine friends. Every instructor we have met has been knowledgeable, positive, patient, and just plain fun! We love the Zoom Room's philosophy and commitment to improving our dog's lives, and we look forward to "zooming" for many years to come! Thanks Zoom Room !

- Maureen Reschke, who enjoyed Agility, Agiltiy League, Tricks and Scent classes with Claire

Did some great fine tuning and liz gave us some more tools to work with to help Arlo with learning and myself with the same. Arlo loves playing as well. Was fun and definitely helpful

- Krista Silveria, who enjoyed Private training session with Arlo

We had a great first experience with agility. Liz helped Shasta feel comfortable, since she was really nervous. Can hardly wait for the next class. Post Zoom Room pooped out puppy. Loved my experience.

- Donayalynn, who enjoyed Agility 1 with Shasta

Very informative class. I learned a lot about Training my Shiloh. Shiloh enjoyed the class as much as I did! She couldn't wait to go to the next lesson.

- Fay Gaya, who enjoyed obiedence 2 with Shiloh

Great trainer, great facility, dogs much better behaved since we are taking them for regular classes

- NZ, who enjoyed Obedience 2&3 with Enzo&Zoey

Our little puppy Alice has come so far from the tiny pup we found on the side of the freeway because of Liz and Zoom Room! Liz suggested the classes and training Alice should have and it has helped her grow into a far more confident dog -- and has helped us all have so much fun together! We are now taking our older dog as well and having a blast.

- Judy, who enjoyed Puppy Agility, Agility 1 with Alice

It was very good and informative. Fun to learn for both myself and Jenny.

- Tammy Rieser, who enjoyed 3 classes Agility 1 and 2 classes Agility 2 with Jenny

Pepper loves agility, but gets very excited and barky with the activity of the other dogs.
Liz has always been very supportive and made efforts to accomodate him as he gets used to the class.

- Sue G., who enjoyed Agility with Pepper

Liz is a great, upbeat instructor. Abby is in Agility 3 and just loves it. I hope to continue with agility and urban herding.

- Cathy Overmyer, who enjoyed Agility with Abby

Sake and I have had a wonderful time. The classes have had a great effect on Sake especially for socialization and obedience . I was having a hard time getting Sake to sit and shake. By the end of the second Tricks class he was sitting, shacking hands and of course ringing a bell on command !

- Marlene R, who enjoyed Obedience , tricks and agility with Sake

Positive and fun way to bond with my dog.

- Kristen Parker, who enjoyed Agility with Blew

Bella is our new rescue dog and she is perfect, except that she is very afraid of many every day things including people. The shy dog class was perfect for her. I learned many technique to help her when walking in the community or when meeting with people. She has greatly improved, I am amazed by her progress and very thankful to the team at the Walnut Creek Zoom Room . I now know that my Bella will be OK even with her shy issues, and I will definitely continue to work with the Zoom Room over the next years. I highly recommmend to enroll tyour dog to their shy dog class if you have a dog afraid of human and afraid of the outside world.

- Anick, who enjoyed Shy dog with Bella

We loved the intro class! Liz and the rest of the staff at Zoom Room Walnut Creek are fabulous. Our pug was "dog-tired" after the 50 minute class where he got his first taste of jumping through the tire, weaving, going up the ramp, over the bar and through the tunnel. Who knew you can teach a (7 year) old (out-of-shape) dog new tricks? We will definitely be back (probably tomorrow to sign up for a package of classes!).

- Christie R., who enjoyed Intro to Agility with Rascal

These classes worked very well for my dog. He is an Australian Blue Heeler and they can sometimes be hard to manage. He has greatly improved with these classes.

- Gale Foley, who enjoyed Obedience 1 and Agility 1 with Rowdy

Bella and I absolutely love coming to our urban herding class on Saturdays. I know she loves the environment and loves the things we learn and I love watching her learn new things and how happy and excited she gets when she gets the new trick! Bella is a shy dog, so not only has this class been fun and mentally stimulating but it's also been great for her socialization skills! I can't wait to take her to another class!

- Melissa Davis, who enjoyed Urban herding with Bella

Liz is amazing. My dog loves going to the zoom room. Liz goes above and beyond being a dog trainer. I recomend her to everyone I know that has a dog.

- Marlene Riedel, who enjoyed Agility and obediance with Daisy

We love Zoom Room, Walnut Creek! Liz has really helped us with our dog's behavioral problems and we've notice tremendous improvement with our dog ever since we've started seeing her for private lessons. Liz is very easy to talk to and you can tell she really knows her stuff and that this is her passion!

- Kelly Pearson, who enjoyed Private Training with Ava

It's been very good. It's a good bonding experience for us, and gives us good techniques to use outside of class (I'm just not very good at doing that!) Sometimes it feels like the classes should last a little longer, but it's always a positive experience. Charley loves it!

- Genica Robbins, who enjoyed Obedience 1-3 with Charley

Wonderful. I have really enjoy my experience with Zoom Room. All the staff have been very friendly and professional. I appreciate the reasonable flexibility of scheduling my class time. Liz (Elizabeth Claflin) has been wonderful and patience with not only my dog, but all the dogs in the class. Using positive training techniques for both dogs and owners. Liz has been willing to share her knowledge about dog behavior and even shared some good books to read. I have enjoy being able to rent the gym for private time for my dog, helping my dog learning to do some of the obstacles for agility training. I would highly recommend Zoom Room for your dog needs.

- Warren, who enjoyed Agility 1 and 2 with Sugar

In a word: Fantastic. Classes are informative, conducted by well-versed and experienced staff. Classes are small so there is opportunity for some personal attention, if / when needed. A variety of classes are offered, so that just about any need may be met. In addition, there are "extracurricular" events that are fun for both you and your dog. My dog can't wait to get through the door. She loves her time in class, no matter what we are doing. We've taken obedience, several levels of agility, private gym (you reserve the floor so you and your pal can work alone). We're starting a new class this Friday: X-training. We can't wait to see the fun we'll have. We are also on the list for the Urban Herding class when it starts.

So you see, we're pretty much lifetime
members! -:)
Additionally, they stock a full assortment of food, treats, toys, and all manner of equipment.
The facility is always spotless, well kept, and well stocked. The staff, without exception, is friendly, helpful, and just plain nice!

BTW IMPORTANT TO NOTE: If, like myself, you are interested in Therapy Dog training and / or CGC testing, this is the place.

In summary: Try it. You'll like it!

- Rannie G., who enjoyed Agility 1, 2, 3 Canine Cross Training, Meetups, Obedience 2, Private Gym with C.C.

Yogi and I love this place. We have started the agility training and my dog, Yogi, loves the experience. She is challenged and excited every time we take a class. Liz is wonderful with all of the dogs and their owners. They also offer a great selection of natural dog food and snacks.

- Amber J., who enjoyed Agility 1 with Yogi

Lily had a lot of fun at puppy school. She loved playing with the other puppies, and she learned to sit, to down, and to come when called.

- Dee Allen-Kirkhouse, who enjoyed puppy preschool with Lily

Hugo and I think the Walnut Creek Zoom Room is the greatest thing ever for dogs and their guardians. We have been looking for training and we found the perfect trainer in Liz. She has helped Hugo overcome his shyness through private training where Liz showed infinite patience. We were so thrilled when Hugo graduated to group classes and is now in Agility. We also have lots of fun in private gym where we get to practice our lessons.The Zoom Room is such a wonderful concept and fills the void for dog training in multiple disciplines all in one place as well as a great place for dogs and their guardians to have fun and get exercise. We would live there if we could!

- Katherine Stewart, who enjoyed Private training, Obedience, Agility, Private Gym with Hugo

This class is exactly what my Daisy and I needed! Daisy had some "manners" but needed a few more . . . ha, don't we all! So, Daisy has become much more focused on me as we learn together some of the basic commands and plan to continue our classes at the Zoom Room where everyone is welcome and the feeling is inviting! Thank you, Zoom Room!

- Susan Hyde, who enjoyed Obedience 1: Basic Manners with Daisy

I love the Zoom room! The instructor is amazing. My big dog has learned so much and she loves going to the zoom room.

- Marlene Riedel, who enjoyed Agility, trick, obediance with Daisy

Zoom Room is amazing! We love Liz and we love every class we've tried at the Walnut Creek location. Everyone there is super nice and helpful, and Liz really knows her stuff! Our 9 month old puppy is so well-behaved thanks to Zoom Room! Puppy obedience is a MUST for new puppies and their owners, and we love that you can make your own schedule with a variety of classes. We recommend Zoom Room to every dog owner we talk to!

- Michelle and Kyle, who enjoyed Puppy Obedience, Obedience 1, 2, 3, and Agility 1,2 with Ollie

Good...Liz was really kind to me and my dog. My dog liked playing with all the dogs in his classes.

- Nancy Belliveau, who enjoyed Agility and scent with Scotty

Great. Abby loves this and we are going to continue with Agility 2 and 3.

- Cathy Overmyer, who enjoyed Agility with Abby

I'm a professional dog walker at Walnut Creek Dog Walker. Each & every dog I walk that has been through training at the Zoom Room is a pleasure & a breeze to work with!! I love their retail store, and dogs who have experienced their gym sniff at the door like there's a steak inside when we walk by!! Liz is honest & supportive.. This is a highly professional establishment!

- Deborah D., who enjoyed Nothing Yet! with Ellie

We LOVE the Zoom Room!! Chloe is always so excited for her obedience classes, and we all love Liz! Chloe has made huge improvements in obedience since we've been going. Liz always knows exactly what to do! I wish we'd found it sooner!

- Lindsay E., who enjoyed Obedience 2 with Chloe

I am nothing short of impressed with the treatment we've received every time we go into Zoom Room. I have two other dogs: a 20lb mutt and a 155lb Tibetan Mastiff. Our big boy is very apprehensive of new people. I wanted to be able to get him into classes last year so I paid for and scheduled an evaluation. When the day came, I got my furbaby out of the car, walked him up the street...and he refused to get close to the door. After a few minutes of trying to coax him inside, the OWNER (not a worker) herself came out. She brought out several different treats, sat with us, talked to me, tried giving me tips...in other words, she helped in every way she could! I wasn't a regular client. I hadn't paid for extra time. She didn't print me a bill. We received fantastic treatment and we're not even regular clients, yet!

She did give me the option of getting a refund for what I had paid. I decided against the refund so that we'd have the opportunity to try again to bring him in. As of yet, I haven't been able to get him to go in. I blame myself for not getting him in when he was younger--he's wary of all things new and not well socialized. We are adopting a pitbull mix and will be taking her to Zoom Room for help with socialization and training right away, so I'll do an update after a month or so.

- Kristen L., who enjoyed Nothing Yet! with Eir & Pabu

Zoey had a great time in Agility! Liz is very patient and has a great approach to training, even for a dog like Zoey who can sometimes be shy/timid. We look forward to more classes!

- NP, who enjoyed Agility with Zoey

My dog Handy loves this place even though he is pretty bad in the class. Handy is an 8 year old small Maltese and is very very lazy with no discipline. So I thought maybe agility classes could help him become more active. Liz is so good. I was very embarrassed because my dog wouldn't even go more than 3 steps on the A-frame the first time. Failed almost every task when other dog just got it right away! The only thing is he is pretty cute so I can't get too mad at him. So I was thinking - ok there is no hope. But the second class he went ALL THE WAY on top of that A-frame! i was so impressed! And Handy enjoyed it so much that my dad told me that one time he was walking him for me and he walked straight to Zoom Room and wanted to go in and play! Right now he is still in agility 1 but I believe he will go on to 2 soon!

- Li Jia W., who enjoyed Agility 1 with Handy

This class and Ronianne's help exceeded my expectations. We not only learned how to get and practice the basic obedience skills, we learned of other tips that were really helpful day-to-day. The staff have all been very professional.

- Susan F, who enjoyed Obedience 1 and a dog playgroup session with June

We both love the classes. All the dogs love Liz and the classes are full of activity for owners and their dogs!

- Judy Wilkenfeld, who enjoyed Agility with Burt

Great place with great instructors. Love the small class size and energy level! Im not sure who was more tired out - me or my dogs! :-)
5 stars!

- brenda, who enjoyed Agility 2 and Obedience 2 with Tinkerbell & Cosmo

I absolutely love the Zoom Room! What an amazing experience this has been. From the great products they offer to the staff going above and beyond for their clients to the fun and educational classes - Liddy and I are so glad we decided to check it out. It is definitely the highlight of Liddys week! I saw "today were going to Zoom Room" and she starts wagging her tail and getting excited.

- Monique Thompson, who enjoyed Obedience 1 & 2 & private gym with Liddy

Zoom room has been a great place for Stella to learn and socialize with other puppies. It has been a great experience for both our puppy and us!

- Jordan Jenkins, who enjoyed Puppy 1 with Stella Jenkins

Really enjoy the atmosphere and staff at the Zoom Room! Very knowledgable people and never thought my dog at 4 years of age could learn so much so fast! We have a closer bond
Now! Would highly recommend this experience
For Dog owners.He Also got fitted for a halter
And able now to handle him better on walks .
It is convenient to have everything in one place.

- J.D., who enjoyed Tricks, Gym, Agility 1,anniversary party with Laith

I like both the group and private sessions.In private it was great to be able to choose what i wanted to work on.

- Anne Fuller, who enjoyed obedience 2 and 4 private sessions with Jordan

Love that the puppies can run around & play with each other before the instruction with clients began.
Also the handling and passing around of our puppy to other puppy owners has helped our pup become familiar with
all kinds of people. We are so glad we didn't wait for all vaccines to be complete to find this class! We didn't realize
there was such a class for partially vaccines pups. The Zoom Room disinfects all surfaces before pups gather for playtime. Great tips on training at home and other problems answered at each class.

- Susan, who enjoyed Puppy preschool with Hunter

The classes are the highlight of Buz's week and they are such fun for all! Liz keeps the pups and their people busy and entertained. Can't wait to try other classes, too. Haven't tried it yet? Just do it!

- Julie Cummings, who enjoyed Agility 3 with Buzby

Very exciting , and fun for the dogs

- Gleise Beltramr, who enjoyed Obedience 2 with Marbles & Pepsy

The agility classes and private gyms have been a great outlet for Sabrina. She has a lot of energy and takes a huge amount of patience and Liz has been great working with her.

- Jennifer, who enjoyed Agility with Sabrina

Zoom room is a great facility and Liz and staff are great instructors. We have taken other dog obedience courses (named after a star and created by a dr) and the zoom room experience is far better.

- Jonathan, who enjoyed obedience with Cairo

It is a great class that not only helps train your dog but develops your knowledge too.

- Steven Ayres, who enjoyed Puppy II - Obedience with Rodder Ayres

Was great....

- Gleise Beltrame, who enjoyed Obedience 1 with Marbles

So much fun and engaging for Holiday! We look forward to every class!

- Linda Stalcup, who enjoyed Agility with Holly

Would never want to take Rufus anywhere else! We have a great time and Liz is very knowledgable . Really excited to take more classes.

- Tiffany and dusty Sulon, who enjoyed Puppy classes with RUFUS

It is always great going to the zoom room. Liz is always really informative on ways to help my dog and explains everything really well. It's always clean inside and are always stocked on toys and treats which is great.

- Talie, who enjoyed Shy dog class with Crosby

We LOVE it here!! Liz is great!! She makes learning fun. Charles (the pug) has such a fun time. We learn something new every session and practice at home until our next class. Liz's methods work. We're now at the point where we occasionally get rewards and Charles doesn't seem to mind when he does a command and gets a belly rub. I would HIGHLY recommend bringing your pups here. Great environment, friendly staff and you'll get results (so long you practice daily at home for 15 min). I do however think you should do a private lesson first. We did just so Charles can get acquainted before jumping in. We learned some basic commands (sit, stay, down) and picked a command to focus on: we have a killer stay! I have to admit, I'm surprised he's doing this well (pugs can be pretty stubborn). And you should see our puppy push ups! Charles worked really hard to perfect his 'down'.

- Nicole L., who enjoyed Puppy Obedience with Charles

Both Lucy and I are really enjoying learning agility together. What I love the most is the flexibility Zoom Room gives their clients to train at their own speed. They also allow us to switch from one class type to another when I want. The staff are all very friendly and eager to help out with your needs. Easy parking and a clean and bright environment for all.

- Peggy B., who enjoyed Agility 1 with Lucy

2 month ago, I adopted a little furball from the Berkeley Humane Society. She was 8 weeks old at the time and had some separation anxiety issues since she was left at the shelter when she was only 6 weeks old. I decided to start her off on the right foot and take her to puppy preschool and Zoom Room was the place I chose.

The owner, Liz, is very knowledgeable, caring and always answers my questions even if I have a bunch of them being a new puppy owner. Riley, my puppy, went from hiding under the lockers on her first class to a confident and happy pup, socializing with all the puppies after just 2 classes. I recently took her to a puppy agility class and it was fun for the both of us. Megan, our trainer for puppy agility, was sweet and patient and for an energetic and fun loving pup like Riley, that class was great for her! I wish it was offered more than once a week since I can't always make it on a Saturday morning.

Everyone at Zoom Room have been helpful and they carry great products for dogs as well. I get many of Riley's treats from there and feel safe knowing they carry high quality products. They also carry Acana dog food and since switching Riley over, she has had less GI issues and became more regular with her potty habits.

Being a very picky and protective puppy parent, I am very happy with Zoom Room and their staff. If you love your dog, bring him/her here!

- Yue L., who enjoyed Puppy Preschool and Puppy Agility with Riley

Liz if very patient and really helps me with the correct command and hand motions.

- Annette, who enjoyed Agility 2 with Lani

Both instructors are great! My dog has enjoyed attending the sessions. We will be attending Agility 2 in the summer too

- Ellen Stevens, who enjoyed Obedience 2, 3 and 4, Agiliity 1 with Tess

I knew when we got Ginger as a rescue that she would enjoy doing an agility type class but she was very shy around both people and other dogs. She would drag me to the other side of the street if she saw another dog walking towards us. The tips that we got attending the "Shy Dog" class really helped her. She is still a little reluctant esp if the other dog is a lot bigger than she is but she is much better. And she loves the obstacle course at agility class. So much that we have set up a small course in out back yard for her.

- Sally Karlin, who enjoyed shy dog, agility with Ginger

It was our first class. Liz remembered missy from our evaluation. She is wonderful trainer and easy to understand. I look forward to many more.

- britta, who enjoyed obedience 1 with missy

I've been lazy and haven't reviewed zoom room out of fear that it would become such a popular place and my poor nutmeg wouldn't be able to get her training, but alas the time has come to finally do a review. At first Liz recommended doing agility because our dog was shy and that would help her come out of her shell... I'll admit, I was skeptical at first and really just went with it to see my dog jump over the bar when set at 18 inches, yes it's a man thing, but my small pup has some hops. Sure Liz took it easy on her setting the bar low, but after a few tries, I knew my Nutmeg appreciated the low bar so she wouldn't be seen as a show off in front of her classmates... But she does set the bar high at private gym.
Right, to the point! So I doubted my dog would ever get out of her shell, but tonight I am the happiest dog daddy ever. My Nutmeg played with other dogs! Was she leading the pack? Hell no! Not her style, but she was curious, barked, went into the crowd and running the hell out of the crowd, but no longer hugging the walls or begging me to pick her up to save her! So here's my review! Have a shy dog? Bring em here! Got a happy go getter dog? Bring em here! They'll just love to play! And it's true, Liz doesn't train the dogs, she trains the people, dog already knows what to do: make you happy :) Thanks Liz! Nutmeg is sleeping well tonight with a smile on her face!

- Danny R., who enjoyed Agility and Play Sessions with Nutmeg

5 stars isn't enough for this place. We started bringing our dog by on his walks for treats and now we're enrolled in classes and taking advantage of the open gym that they offer. Unlike a lot of other dog training facilities, the Zoom Room is extremely clean and never has a foul odor. I think we've met every person in staff and they have all been very professional, friendly and helpful. What impressed me the most is that the owner/trainer Liz and her staff having nothing but your dog's best interest in mind. My dog Bernie and my wife and I have definitely learned a ton from the trainings so far. It is so cool to be able to rent out the entire gym for 30 minutes to play and burn energy. And Bernie can bring up to two friends with him! We're so happy to have this amazing place in our neighborhood!

- Mark N., who enjoyed Obedience 1, 2 and Private Gym with Bernie

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