Expert Advice for Pet Owners Who Travel

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 26, 2023) – Zoom Room, the industry-leading indoor dog training gym, is pleased to announce its recent feature on DogTime, a trusted consumer site for pet owners. Published on April 28, 2023, the article, “Tips for Leaving Your Dog at Home When You Travel,” includes expert advice from Hannah Gillihan, a certified dog trainer at Zoom Room.

The article addresses the challenges pet owners face when they have to leave their dogs at home while traveling. It offers practical tips to prepare dogs for their owners’ absence and minimize anxiety. Among the key recommendations are downplaying the owner’s absence, choosing a trusted pet sitter, and using mental stimulation toys to keep the dog engaged.

“Being featured on DogTime is a testament to Zoom Room’s expertise in dog training and pet care,” said Mark Van Wye, CEO of Zoom Room. “We’re committed to providing valuable insights to pet owners, and this feature allows us to reach a broader audience with practical advice for those who travel.”

Zoom Room’s contribution to the article includes a variety of tips such as:

  • Downplaying Absence: Keeping interactions nonchalant before leaving helps prepare the dog for a stress-free time away from the owner.
  • Choosing a Trusted Sitter: Providing the sitter with all necessary information, including vet details and feeding instructions, ensures a successful stay for the dog.
  • Distracting with Toys: Zoom Room offers a range of toys like Kongs, lick mats, and slow-feeder puzzles that can keep a dog occupied and mentally stimulated during the owner’s absence.

The article also emphasizes the importance of a proper reunion between the dog and owner, citing a study that found dogs experience higher levels of oxytocin when greeted both verbally and with physical touch.

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Established in 2007, Zoom Room® is a venture-backed and revolutionary indoor dog training gym, recently recognized as one of the Top 40 fastest-growing consumer service brands in the United States per the Inc 5000 list. Zoom Room’s mission is to deepen the bond and communication between dogs and their human companions through its focus on socialization, positive reinforcement, human education, and interactive learning. Accolades include rankings on Entrepreneur‘s Franchise 500 list and their esteemed list of Top Franchises for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. They are also the authors of the best-selling dog training book, Puppy Training in 7 Easy Steps and Ultimate Puppy Training for Kids. Committed to social responsibility, Zoom Room celebrates responsible pet owners and actively collaborates with animal rescue and welfare organizations at both local and national levels. Discover more about how Zoom Room is redefining the pet industry at