Welcome to the Zoom Room Virginia Beach. Providing excellent service and exceptional dog training for dogs and their owners in Virginia Beach and all areas of the 757. We offer positive dog training in group or private classes in an indoor, climate-controlled facility. You can also rent the facility for birthday parties, meet-up groups or special events. Or stop by for Private Gym, a chance to get in some quality exercise time with your dog!
We recently adopted a dog that exhibits some dog aggression, is very skittish and to make it more challenging he is not motivated by food. I have had dogs all my life and have successfully trained several with very little outside help. Ollie, however, is the exception. I tried everything that worked with past pups with little result. I quickly realized I needed some professional help. I went in to the Zoom Room and from the moment I walked in the training began. John asked me to take his prong collar off. My immediate reaction was no way, I can't manage him without it, I have always used them. I was nervous but he explained that dog training is not as archaic as it once was and there are more effective positive ways to train your dog starting with the collar. He was right. Our experience with the Zoom Room has been positive, John is very reassuring and reminds me almost every session that every dog learns differently. our training has been personalized because ollie freaked out when he heard the clicker. John simply put the clicker away and used a lot of praise instead. I told John about Ollie's reaction to other dogs and how difficult it can be to manage on a walk. He took us outside on a walk so he could see Ollie respond to distractions and used another employees dog so he could see how Ollie responds. We spent a lot of time working with Ollie and the other dog to help us manage his reactions. I felt so much better after I left that training session, I now know what to do and it is working (albeit very slowly) it is still working. I am slowly coming to understand that Ollie should not be compared to the ease of training with my previous pups. Like children, each dog is unique and as long as you are consistent progress will follow. It has been a slow progression but he is making progress with his walks and interactions. We have a long way to go with him but I am confident with John's guidance, support and reassurance we will get there.
Kristy is wonderful. She breaks down the skills so the handler and dog are successful. She also individualizes the lessons for the dogs and handlers. Sara has made amazing progress during these classes.
My Poodle, Kona, and I thoroughly enjoy the agility 4 classes. Kona graduated from agility 4 quite awhile ago, but we still continue to participate. John mixes up the course so it is always a challenge to kona and me. it is good exercise for both of us. and Kristy and john are awesome. I have also enjoyed many of the extra curricular activities that they have offered. Zoom Room, Virginia beach is a wonderful place, I highly recommend it!!
the staff members are all very helpful and have fantastic attitudes. John is a great instructor who clearly enjoys what he's doing.
My experience at zoom room has been exceptional. Bevan and I have had and continue to have a wonderful experience. John and Kristy promote an extremely positive experience for both myself and my dog.
Kona graduated from agility 4 quite awhile ago, but we continue to go because both of us enjoy it so much. John always keeps it new and interesting by changing up the course. this is our first time in the league and we are also enjoying that!! I plan on continuing agility 4. I love Zoom Room, John and Kristy are awesome. Kona and I also enjoy the "social" events that are held.
we thoroughly enjoyed taking Scout to zoom room - Virginia Beach. She started in the puppy preschool in February and by July passed Obedience 3 and canine good citizen. The classes were individualized even when there were many dogs attending. Kristy made the classes interactive and fun by playing challenging games and using several props. It was a great bonding experience with our new active and energetic puppy. Their positive reinforcement training program using treats, praise, and individual attention was beneficial to making scout a well behaved dog!
Love going there so much fun, such great people. My dog gets exited when I say agility and he has gained confidence. He is a rescue and had little social skills before starting at Zoom Room
I couldn't be happier with our experiences with Zoom Room. I have been bringing my puppy there since she was 8 weeks old. It has been fun to watch her grow and improve with every class. John and Kristy are great trainers, patient and knowledgeable. The entire staff makes you feel welcome and it is Maggie's favorite place to go. She loves the entire staff and has made lots of new friends.
Zoom Room VB has been such a blessing for Me and Loki! The flexible class schedule lets me decide on when to attend and Loki gets to advance at her own pace. It has taught me how to better communicate with her strengthening our bond. We love learning at zoom room! I recommend it to everyone i know with pups young and old.
John, Christy and the entire staff at Zoom Room have become Fender's extended family. John and Christy are excellent trainers and are very patient with not only Fender but with me as well since we are both trying to learn new things. They do live up to the motto of training the dog and teaching the owner.
The classes are structured and always advancing for different agility learning concepts. Finch has learned so much and enjoys showing off his skills during agility league.
Jazzy is almost two years old, and she has been taking classes for over a year. our goal was for her to become a Therapy Dog, and with the great socialization and training Zoom Room has provided, she has recently passed the therapy dog evaluation and is now certified! john, Kristy, and the entire staff at Zoom Room are very professional and use a positive approach to training. Jazzy loves them and starts barking with joy before we pull up to the door! We highly recommend Zoom Room to every dog owner we meet!
Boogie, my 10-pound Chi-pom, was very uncomfortable with his surroundings when he first went to the zoom room. However, at the end of shy dog, boogie is definitely more relaxed, confident and even loves agility class with dogs who are way bigger than him!!
My little Libby loves her classes and LEAGUE. As soon as we pull in the parking lot and she sees one of her classmates she goes crazy...and 18 months ago she wouldn't have a thing to do with other dogs. The zr staff are always upbeat and supportive of dogs and owners and offer great help in addressing problems from dogs or owners. we have been clients since shortly after they opened and plan to keep doing classes as long as we are physically able. Ps...this is a great place to keep both dogs and owners fit!
The class was excellent. We learned real world techniques and received individual attention. I love this Zoom Room concept.
It was been wonderful.
Myself and bootsy really enjoyed the training sessions with kristy. I felt a difference with bootsy's behavior around other dogs within the first few sessions. i would recommend zoom room and the training staff to anyone looking for dog training.
The trainers are great at their jobs. they know all the dogs names and are always happy to accommodate both dog and owner. a relaxed atmosphere where dogs are number 1! It's not like others training facilities. I would recommend them to all my dog friends.
Remington has been attending zoom room for a little over a month. When we first came, he was overwhelmed and so was I! The help we received from Christie has been so wonderful. She has offered tips for practice, tips for patience, and really helped me to learn how to better support Remington. We have learned so much in such a short time. The socialization, guidance, and training we have received has been outstanding and we bark about it to everyone!
It's been fun and rewarding to see the change in my dog. what he already knew and how it all got reinforced. he's very happy to go to class and responds well to the instructions. john and christy make it enjoyable and fun.
This was my first training experience. I enjoyed learning, and I think my dog did too! We are both becoming more confident in the skills we learned.
THe class was great. ZIp enjoyed the agility portion. We decided to take advantage of a special for 10 classes total. after the 2nd class it was suggested Zip have private lessons and the classes were adjusted. We practiced at home to reinforce what we learned from the classes both outdoors & indoors at our home. During class sessions we discussed Zips past as I felt it was important for Christy & John to know pertinent details about him to help give them a better feel of what we could do to help him focus & learn. I feel they did all they could think of to help us find what would trigger Zip to perform better & utilized many resources with the use of a realistic dog with collar & tags; brought out one of their own dogs to see how Zip would react & what steps to take if he tugged or barked by going back a pace to reinforce the training of restraint. There was some success as both dogs did meet without any aggression or barking. As soon as the other dog moved with John, Zip barked & tried to follow. There was some progress in the short time we had lessons. If I knew Zip would be able to restrain his barking & would demonstrate what he learned I would continue with classes. I feel like we did come out with some very great advice on how to work with Zip & perhaps if we c0ntinue to work with him at home & see progress we may return. Since Zip did very well on the agility course for an intro class, we are working on constructing an agility course in our back yard since Agility seems to be Zips strong point. I feel CHristy focused on his strong points & tried everything she could think of to improve areas he was not doing so well in. Highly recommend Christy & John at Zoom Room.
Excellent. Commands are easy to teach, they do an excellent job with individual help when necessary. They make something like agility that can be intimidating an awesome time for the dogs.
Great place for Dogs! my Kirby loves Zoom Room! John & Kristi and their staff are Knowledgable & wonderful with all the dogs. Its a safe, clean & fun place for all the dogs to play & learn from the different classes & playgroups offered.
We love the zoom room!!! A fantastic network of people and friends!
The class went on an excellent speed to allow the dogs to learn the topics. This class gave my dog and I the amazing opportunity to bond with practice at home. seeing her confidence grow by each week was truly inspiring. we will make classes here our normal schedule!!!
From the first day we went in we liked the open space feel and the gym like qualities of the zoom room. The staff is great. They are knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and genuine. It is a wonderful social place for puppies and dogs.
Finch is a Cairn Terrier who just turned one. Zoom room was critical to his development with obedience dog training And learning agility and fun tricks. Finch comes everywhere with me so it's important he is well adjusted. We do agility for fun and to keep finch entertained and active. As a certified veterinary technician I am impressed with Zr Virginia Beach goal of positive dog training.
I originally schedulded the training for Kimber and me but i changed it to husband and Kimber. husband had a great time with Kimber at class. I will do training after summer is over.
Zoom room has made a dramatic difference in Roman's life - he thoroughly enjoys getting out and meeting new dogs and being held accountable for learning new commands. I have recommended many friends to zoom room Virginia Beach and plan on continuing his training for another 8 classes. He has become much more respectful at home but The only thing that I am still struggling with is taking him on walks around other people and dogs as he gets overwhelmed. I struggle with him around men as he becomes intimidated and gets semi-aggressive. Hopefully he will learn to overcome these setbacks as we continue classes! Another thing that I loved about zoom room is that they make sure the dog is ready to move on based on merit not on time - in the case I get another dog I will definitely be bringing them here!
Love zoom room. Very innovative techniques. Staff is super friendly and helpful.
this IS THE BEST PLACE EVER FOR A DOG TO HAVE FUN IN CLASSES AND MEET OTHER DOGS TO LET LOOSE AND HAVE FUN! the entire STAFF AND instructors ARE SO AWESOME AND TREAT THEIR CUSTOMERS AND THE DOGS WITH Exceptional CARE PLUS THEY SELL REALLY COOL STUFF IN THEIR STORE. THEY HAVE A LOT OF FUN EVENTS FOR YOUR DOG!!! you & YOUR DOG MEET THE NICEST AND COOLEST DOGS AND DOGGIE PARENTS.
the instructors at zoom room give great working advice, are able to personalize the program to your dogs needs. they offer great encouragement to the owners and are always available for questions. I have seen positive changes in my dogs behavior. they offer in addition to classes, lots of safe good tasting snacks, treats and toys( all made in the usa)
Great experience. The staff has worked so well with my fearful dog. I see so much improvement
Bubba and I love the zoom room! We have completed all three obedience classes and participated in tricks and agility as well! Kristy is knowledgeable and approachable with any questions or concerns and I love that she and John know every dog that walks through the door and their personalities! Keep up the great work guys!
The training has been educational for myself as well as my family. We're learning along with Minnie. She has learned the puppy basics and is able to use what she has learned at home.
fantastic! always FUN! I gET TO BOND WITH JAXSON AND ITS GREAT EXERCISE. it's OUR FAVORITE DOGGIE PLACE! the ENTIRE STAFF IS EXCEPTIONAL AND MEET SO MANY NICE DOGS AND DOGGIE PARENTS. they CREATE A GREAT ENVIRONMENT FOR DOGS AND HAVE SUPER FUN EVENTS!!!
our experience has been wonderful. classes have been a lot of fun and challenging. John and kristy are awesome and really care about their clients!! I recommend (and always share posts on facebook) zoom room to all my friends with pups. we have had a great time there!!
Great staff who are always friendly and helpful in teaching good behavior for both dogs and trainers
everything was great. Tucker loved his training and everyone at the Zoom Room!
We have been coming here since Zoe was 8 weeks old. We love it at zoom room virginia beach. it is our extended dog family. zoe feels very comfortable here with the positive reinforcement method of training as she is very sensitive and can only learn with positive reinforcement. Agility: I am Training at the Zoom Room so that my dog can enter agility trials in 2018. The courses are well designed for the real trial and the instructor makes us work hard to perfect our skills. obedience: i am training at the zoom room so that my dog can enter obedience trial to earn the companion dog title. each of the skill sets taught and practiced are exactly what we need in order to earn our title. the instructor is very thorough and we play games to proof the skills learnt. playgroups and private gym: there is no other facility like zoom room virginia beach for us to play when the weather was too hot and too cold. this is a perfectly safe venue for zoe to enjoy playing with all her friends. The other day i came to buy treats and made the mistake of taking her out of the car to potty....she refused to get back into the car without first going into zoom room. this tells me that my girl loves zoom room and the people that work there, so it is always a pleasure for me to see her happy, whether in training or in play time. I am so glad that we found zoom room.
We absolutely LOVE THE ZOOM ROom!
from our first class, over a year ago, to now Sunny and I have always had a great time! Whenever we pull into the parking lot she gets super excited to go see the zoom room staff. They are always friendly and any time spent at the zoom room is a fun time. We love zoom room!
Buzz loves ZR, I think he wants to live there.
The entire staff at Zoom Room is great. Bevan and I are always greeted with excitement. Kristy is a great trainer; she explains things well and is very encouraging to myself as the owner as well as to my dog.
We always have a great time during agility class! It is always impressive to see how Landy can learn
Kristy is very positive and patient with my dog. My dog is happy and enjoys coming to Zoom room every week. I have also see some growth in my dog too.
Jazzy and I highly recommend taking classes at zoom room. the trainers are skilled and professional, and you can tell they love their jobs and clients. they take the time to reinforce each step, and they make sure your dog is enjoying themselves! jazzy has taken many classes, and she will continue in the future. i believe dogs want to learn, and jazzy has proven you just have to give them the proper tools to do so. Plus it is fun, and she loves John and christy!!!
We had fun meeting so many dogs and people! A nice spacious room with cool dog activities. Hope to see you again real soon!
excellent service. well worth the money. kristy is very patient and has awesome people/pet skills. she explains everything every step of the way. I'm happy with tobias' progress. we will definitely continue to utilize the private training and hope to proceed to group classes & play groups.
This class was great and Kratos loves it! We enjoy our time at zoom room, the atmosphere has always been welcoming and fun. Our trainer, John has been awesome and makes the class entertaining. The only thing I've been frustrated with is other dogs and handlers, which does not reflect poorly to the zoom room or the trainers. I feel some dogs just aren't cut out for Agility and it really cuts into the time I paid for to train my dog on the course. The dogs and owners that have to sit and wait around don't get their time in to run the course, and I understand if it's the dog's first time and they might need some time to get use to the course but some dogs have no interest in agility and they take up time for other dogs which I don't think is very fair. Other than that, I do not have any other complaints. Zoom room is wonderful and I wish there were more in my area.
kona and I are having a great time at zoom room!! john is very patient and changes things up, so the pups don't get bored. I also took Kona to his first playgroup last weekend and kona had a ball. I share most of the zoom room posts on facebook. I want everyone to know what a great place it is. I am so glad to have it here and so close to where we live.
Both of my dogs absolutely love zoom room. My nine year old maltipoo lilly absolutely loves agility classes and agility league. My golden retriever puppy Calvin loves the puppy classes and playgroups and I plan to continue him at zoom room to eventually get his cgc and do therapy dog workshop. All of the staff are super friendly and I love the selection of healthy treats for my dogs! I will forever be a zoom room customer!
We have had classes with both kristy and john. They have been amazing instructors with our dog. Jackson is always excited to come to zoom room and we cannot wait to see how much he progresses in his training.
Landy and i had lots of fun during the scent workshop! it was great to see how the dogs progressed every week with more difficult challenges. it also makes for some fun games at home!!
IT'S BEEN TOTALLY AWESOME. BENTLEY LOVES GOING AND I'M AMAZED AT HIS PROGRESS.
Well first off - miley was a rescue girl about a year old and when I got her I was trying to fill a hole in my heart from the loss of my American bulldog a few months earlier - I spent way too much time cuddling with miley (she is a great snuggler - and they say dogs don't like hugs) not too much training went into our time together. fast forward almost 2 years and I have a three year old pit mix with way too much energy and very few manners. our first time in obedience one was a disaster - miley barked at everyone, pulled on her leash, jumped all over the place and occasionally acknowledged my presence - one of the other trainers stepped in to try and help me but by the end of the class I was frustrated and wanted to cry. Kristie talked with me after class and recommend private training for a few weeks. We have only been to 3 private training sessions so far but I cannot believe the difference in miley. while she still occasionally forgets her manners and jumps she is quick to listen and I am able to get her refocused on being a good girl - we love zoom room - she gets so excited when we pull up in front of the building. I am hoping to eventually have miley certified as a therapy dog - we have a long road ahead of us but I know with Kristie and john's help miley will make it.
Kristy is a great instructor and was very good with myself and Dottie. we learned a lot and Dottie has made great progress. also loved their knowledge of products and supplies in the store. i have already recommended to many of my friends and vet.
It's been fantastic for both myself and Tetley. John has helped us greatly.
Great place to come!! Love the new format where you buy a set amount of classes and you move up depending on when your dog is ready. Your not stuck into a 6-8 week puppy class doing nothing but playing like other places. John and his staff are wonderful!! Excellent with the dogs and know how to relate with them!! I know the place is new, but they really do keep it looking nice! Ive been in the dog industry for 20 yrs and love recommending the Zoom Room virginia beach to everyone!! Way to go john!!
Miley loves going to the Zoom Room. She has learned so much and behavior at home has improved greatly and she sleeps in on days she goes to class or play.
This class was great for our rambunctious, you fog dog. We learned a lot! Rico do better in smaller classes without so many doggie distractions. Week day classes were less busy than Saturday classes. Can't wait for Obedience 2 and Agilty!
My dogs love zoom room. There is a wide array of activities/classes for my dogs and i to choose from and attend. like that we can come for organized playgroups as well as private gym, especially in bad weather. We take obedience, agility Nosework and therapy workshop and find them positive, structured and effective and so much fun. My dogs get bored easily with too much repetitions but not at the Zoom room. Zoomroom is like a family to us. We like the good quality toys and treats as well. We are very grateful to have zoomroom as a facility we can go to .
Appa and I have had an absolute ball coming to all of the classes at Zoomroom. The instructors are very knowledgeable and helpful. You can tell they love what they do! we love going to their classes, events, and holiday parties!
We absolutely love zoom room! Ford gets beyond excited every time we pull into the parking lot! We have tried so many different classes and are excited to try more! I'm not sure how we entertained him before discovering zoom room. We absolutely love our trainers at zoom room!
Buzz loves zoom room and he loves John and Kristy!
Every time we come in they are always friendly and very helpful.
I've had an awesome time being a part of the zoom room..both myself and my 5 month old puppy are learning so much due to the excellence of the trainers and staff.everyone at the zoom room are beyond friendly and helpful.i can't say enough great things about this location other than you have to come here and experience it for yourself!
I have been going to zoom room since i got my rhodesian ridgeback at 8 weeks. he can barely wait to enter the premises indicating that his experience there is always a pleasant one. the classes are thorough and positive which suits the temperament of winston, therefore he learns quickly. we learnt the "touch" command and this helped save my dog when i fell and broke my ankle and lost control of his leash because it was this command that helped me keep him instead of him running into the street. the playgroups are well supervised and fun for both the dogs and the owners. in conclusion, our learning experience has been a very effective and a positive one.
Jaxson loves going here! He loves the agility classes and runs around in playgroup. It is so easy to sign up and the classes are well run. They care about the dogs and are very responsive and go the extra mile in customer service and dealing with every type of dog's behavior. The sell a variety of dog treats and toys. Jaxson has a few favorite treats and loves them. This is the best place to take your dog! They also have a lot of special events that are fun!
Twizzler feels right at home at Zoom room- he knows where the bucket of toys is kept for playgroup and knows where to get fresh water during his agility class breaks. I love that he and I can participate in class or playgroup in a safe, fun and comfortable environment. There is no better place to learn how to have more fun with your dog!
They have really taken the time and patience with us and Zelda. They Have really taught us a lot on how to train our hyperactive girl and the results really show!
We absolutely love zoom room! Ford gets beyond excited every time we pull into the parking lot! We have tried so many different classes and are excited to try more! I'm not sure how we entertained him before discovering zoom room. We absolutely love our trainers at zoom room!
We live the Zoom Room. It is a great environment for our dogs. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable.
I have had an all-around great experience with Zoom Room and their staff. ZR is a great addition to the Hampton roads/virginia beach area. Since september, I have taken my 10 lb, 4 year old through obedience classes and small dog play group and now starting on Agility and Tricks. I have seen my dog (and Me) become more confident in herself and around other dogs. She has gradually conquered her shyness as she has become more confident. The trainers are great, patient and knowledgeable. They are patient with the dogs (and owners) and so encouraging. My daughter recently had a birthday party for her dog and 12-15 other dogs. the staff were very helpful and accomodating. So much fun! I definitely would recommend (and do with other pet owners). The price of the classes is far outweighed by the end result of a calm, obedient, confident and well adjusted dog.
With Louie being deaf I was looking for a way to help us bond. Zoom Room has givin me and Louie the confidence we needed to know he can do everything all the other pups can do and enjoy the experience. We look forward to every class and playgroup and can't wait to see what's next for us.
John and kristi have been incredibly helpful with my dog ringo. we started out in private training to work on socialization issues and john and kristi worked with ringo using their own dogs to help teach ringo how to calmly and quietly approach other dogs without becoming overwhelmed. he was then able to go to agility classes and sit (mostly) quiet, well behaved, and focused even with other dogs around him, something i never thought he'd be able to do. he's made so much progress thanks to john, kristi, and zoom room!
My dog was having some serious issues being around other dogs and john was able to give me lots of tools to help get him over these issues. We still have a ways to go but things are much better than I could have ever hoped. Wonderful experience!!!!!!
We enjoy taking keo to his private training. not only he is getting trained we are also learning as we go along. today is going to be his last class and we are slowly making progress working on his anxiety and aggression towards other dogs. the school is very inviting and the staffs are very helpful and friendly. we might check other classes or maybe bring him in for playgroup once a week. we absolutely enjoy bringing him in.
Buzz absolutely loves going to zoom room, Sometimes I think he would happily swap living with us and moving in there! Buzz has become a much more confident dog with each and every class we've taken and we are very pleased with the training and customer service. Thank you John and Kristy!
I was very happy with John's approach to training! He doesn't believe in using techniques that "hurt" your dog! I have had two other German Shepard's in the past and they were more docile than Ruby. With his knowledge and correction style, I will be able to continue to work with Ruby and will come back if neeeded. John is very receptive to my needs as well as ruby's. Anyone who loves dogs would appreciate his techniques and advice!
Always a blast at zoom room. Sunny and I are always happy to be there and we love all of the staff!!!
This is one of many classes and play groups we have taken. Kristen and John are very patient with my shy, skittish man-hating rescue dog. She has come a long way since we started at zoom room.
I initially signed Wallace, a border collie/husky mix, up for the agility class because of the new client package. It gave me a good feel for how agility works and it really helps to exercise Wallace's body and brain. John is incredibly patient with the dogs when they're nervous or get distracted. I've been very satisfied with every class we've gone to and you can tell that everyone enjoys their job.
A very spacious and clean facility with an assortment of agility equipment to challenge your pup. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly. They also have a great selection of toys and treats! Our 4 dogs love when we take them to Zoom Room and let them pick out their favorite treats from the "Cadaver Bar" before we head home!
I was very fortunate to move to VB RIGHT before ZoomRoom opened their doors. My 2 yo Havanese was ready for training and so was I! She also was shy around other dogs and I hoped classes would help help with socialization. What a difference a year at zoom room makes! She loves going to zr and is becoming quite a social butterfly! All of the classes and instructors have been fun and instructional. Nothing but good to say about our experiences and looking forward to rally classes next!
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