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Zoom Room Dog Agility Franchise Information
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Brick-and-Mortar Dog Training Franchise In The U.S.
philosophy behind the Zoom Room is simple: We dig dogs. We think it's
great to share our social lives with dogs, and now we can. We believe
that trained dogs are happier and healthier, lead better lives than
untrained ones, and enhance the lives of everyone around them. So we've
created a training system that is effective but easy, and developed an
environment where dogs and their owners can have an amazing time.
Our training methods are based on
scientifically-proven positive reinforcement. We've carefully
constructed a step-by-step curriculum to make learning intuitive and
fun, because teaching your dog to pick up his toys or ride a skateboard
is pretty cool. We also believe it's important to have a great time
with dogs and their owners while running a green business.
The Zoom Room, conceived as a franchise
from its very
inception, was created to be the ideal turnkey dog business by Jaime
Van Wye, the leading national pet boarding consultant and the Dog Day
Care Chair of the Pet Care Services Association. As an unrivaled expert
in the creation of dog service businesses, Jaime designed the Zoom Room
as a streamlined, fun-filled business that incorporates everything
great about working with dogs, while eliminating the countless
headaches that come with dog boarding, dog day care and grooming
there is no element of boarding or grooming, dogs are never left alone
at the Zoom Room, and thus the liability issues facing dog day care
franchises are removed from the equation since the customer is always
there, taking charge of his or her own dog. And, unlike in-home dog
training franchises, in which a solved problem often means the end of a
client, by building an exciting and varied curriculum, the Zoom Room
enjoys terrific client retention, with owners and their dogs quickly
growing addicted to the classes and to the facility.
Dog owners love the diversity of classes
proud and happy to frequent the Zoom Room as regulars, in the company
of their dogs, enjoying a sense of membership to this unique Canine
Social Club. With its emphasis on dog agility, the Zoom Room is ahead
of the pack — celebrating the fastest-growing dog sport in the nation,
branding it, and creating a sporty gym-like environment that appeals to
young, upscale dog owners with an active lifestyle and accompanying
We are absolutely confident that you
will be utterly
impressed by our ability to offer you a business that is way more fun
and appealing than that of our competitors, and at a fraction of the
COMPLEMENTARY REVENUE STREAMS
Zoom Room offers far more than just dog training classes! As a training
center and Canine Social Club, you will become the absolute epicenter
in your community for all wonderful dog-related events and activities:
- Group Classes
- in addition to
agility, we offer obedience, dog tricks, puppy preschool, therapy dog
training, and a wide range of innovative specialty classes you won't
find anywhere else, like Pup-latesTM and classes
for shy or hyperactive dogs.
- Private Dog Training
Lessons - for dogs (and owners) who require a bit more
- Drop-in Structured
Playtime/Indoor Dog Park - in rain, sleet, snow, hail,
or glaring sun, the ZoomRoom remains a safe and perfect place for dogs
- Retail Sales of select
- not the usual fare you'd find at Big Box pet stores, the Zoom Room
serves as a unique boutique of the highest quality treats, training
toys, organic pet food, and other fun stuff.
- Rentals by individuals
and groups - breed meet-up groups, community
organizations, or anyone who'd love to have the place all to
- Events -
dog birthday parties, Bark Mitzvahs, children's parties, charity events
- canine catering at its best!
- beverages and treats for dogs and their owners, including Kobe beef
hot dogs, and soft-serve peanut butter ice cream with crushed liver
topping (for the dogs, of course!)
- Rentals by area dog
- let your competitors pay you for the privilege to seem more
professional to their clients by conducting their private trainings in
your dedicated, expertly-equipped training facility.
- Educational seminars
for the community: special classes for kids, expectant
mothers, folks interested in therapy dog work, and much more.
PERFORMANCE OF PET
SERVICES IN A CHALLENGED ECONOMY
you've looked at other pet franchises, you've heard the same statistics
over and over about the pet industry and all the billions of dollars
it's worth. That's great, but it includes dog food, vet bills, and
other stuff that won't apply to a service-based pet franchise. So we've
taken the time to specifically examine the pet service industry.
Specifically: dog training and pet care
have increased from $5.2 billion to $6.9 billion within the past three
years with major growth now predicted for the next five years.
According to BusinessWeek, "Pet services is one of the fastest-growing
[sectors] in the pet industry, jumping 8 to 12% per year."
our nation's current economic woes, the pet services industry continues
to flourish. According to Forbes Magazine, "An astounding 92% of pet
owners spent the same or more on their pets during the most recent
recession period. Many pet owners are even forgoing luxuries in their
own lives in order to make sure their pets are living in the lap of
luxury." Financial experts at Forbes now widely tout the pet industry
as "apparently immune to recession."
For the last few years, Entrepreneur
been consistently ranking pet franchises on its annual franchise
hotlists. In 2009, they specifically single out pet service franchises.
Here's what they have to say: "In tough times, pet owners tend to
scrimp on pet toys and products, but they still shell out the dough to
ensure that their pets stay healthy and happy. While growth in the pet
retail sector seems to have come to a standstill, franchises offering
pet services like training, day care and grooming are at the head of
WHAT MAKES THE ZOOM ROOM
- Exceptionally Well-Researched
- Excellent Service & Support
- Shift to Client Liability
- Emphasis on Agility
- Cutting Edge Curriculum
- Phenomenal Client Retention
- Proprietary Equipment
- Ease of Operation
- Savvy Modern Branding
- Hip Upscale Atmosphere
- Focused Retail Revenue
- Strong Internet Presence
- Media Friendly
- Eye Candy for Passersby
- Alternative to Dog Parks
- Member Loyalty & Pride of
- Diverse and Complementary Revenue
- Opportunities for Growth &
- Low Starting Costs
THE ZOOM ROOM JUMPS
THROUGH HOOPS FOR ITS FRANCHISEES
When you become a Zoom Room franchisee,
you can count
on us to leap through countless hoops for you! Here's a quick overview
of the service and support you will receive from our talented,
experienced core staff:
- Smart Branding
- Use of the Zoom Room name, logo and snazzy interior design.
- Cutting Edge Curriculum
pioneers in innovative new training classes, and even our "traditional"
classes such as obedience, agility and puppy preschool are chock full
of proprietary games and techniques. You will benefit from having a
curriculum unlike that of any of your neighborhood competitors.
- Training the Trainers
- We really
shine at taking people with a love for dogs but no prior experience and
turning them into professional trainers. We provide a comprehensive
online classroom, followed by three full weeks on hands-on live
You'll learn to troubleshoot all the inevitabilities of the dog world:
difficult owners, aggressive dogs, hyperactive or hand-shy dogs, and,
of course, "stage mothers."
- Online Video Library
created our own proprietary video training library - an easy-to-follow
system for brushing up on a vast range of training techniques. You and
your staff have 24/7 access to this library, and it will provide an
especially great orientation to any new trainers you bring on board.
- Easy-to-Use Manuals
- We've taken
great pains to make sure that our Operations Manual and our Curriculum
Guide are incredibly easy-to-use, straightforward, and well-indexed to
help you find all the answers you need in a flash.
- Periodic Visits
- We come to you.
We'll sit down to discuss any questions you may have about optimizing
your retail section, enhancing the number of facility rentals,
training your new staff on the software, showing you the latest tips
and tricks of the trade we have to share. Whatever you need.
- Ready to Go Website
- A stunning,
easy-to-navigate website is all yours. No programming is necessary - we
take care of everything. Your clients can contact you directly, sign up
for classes online, book private trainings, and much more. You can even
upload news and photos of your exciting events. When dog owners in your
area search for dog agility training, the Zoom Room will appear at the
top of the search results.
- Sterling Software -
We have a
fully-streamlined software system unlike any other in the business.
You'll have state-of-the-art bar code scanners for retail products, an
check-in system with sleek member cards for your customers and their
dogs, and all of this interfaced with accounting, inventory management,
payroll, scheduling, enrollments, reporting, you name it. Our software
makes it easy for you to run all day-to-day operations, track potential
leads, stay in contact with your customers, keep track of all
schedules, and maximize client growth and retention. This same software
allows your clients to manage their own schedules, enroll in new
classes, sign up for special events, and much more - all from the
comfort of their own homes via the internet. Our system features gift
cards, automated check-in, instant class rosters, and loads of other
bells and whistles we'll be happy to tell you about.
- Location Vetting
- Unlike dog day cares and kennels which require very specific and
often hard-to-find retail space due to zoning laws, a Zoom Room,
because it does not include any boarding component, is far easier to
situate in your area. We can provide you with resources to help you
find just the right home for your Zoom Room.
- Advertising and
- We have developed tried and tested online advertising campaigns that
are yours to run with. We also provide you with templates for fliers,
brochures and business cards you can personalize and distribute in your
area. We also provide you with Press Releases for you to customize and
- You'll receive
special quarterly newsletters from us, keeping you abreast of new
developments, and some of the innovative events or activities taking
place at other Zoom Room locations around the country. (Of
course, we hope to feature your location in the Newsletter, too!) In
addition, we will provide you with templates for newsletters you can
send out monthly, quarterly, or as needed to your own members.
- Ongoing Training
- All of the
world's best teachers know that learning never ends. We've been
training dogs forever, and yet not a day goes by that we don't pick up
some new insight, technique, or modification. Recognizing this, we make
sure that all of our franchisees receive ongoing training. If there's a
better way to get a dog to stop counter-surfing, or to bring you a
latte, we want to make sure you know all about it, so you can share it
with your clients and their eager-to-learn dogs.
ARE YOU READY TO ZOOM
An ideal Zoom Room owner is:
- Hard Working
- A People Person
- A Dog Lover
- A Great Problem Solver
- Financially Stable
- Knowledgeable About the Dog Community
- Attentive to Detail