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Certified dog trainer
Jonathan Scroggs

Ankeny, IA

Zoom Room Ankeny provides indoor dog agility and obedience classes, covering puppy training, therapy, tricks, shy dog, urban herding, scent, enrichment, and more. The head trainer and owner offers private and group classes, serving Ankeny, Johnston, Grimes, Polk City, Bondurant, and Altoona.

Zoom Room practices positive-reinforcement dog training methods, standing as the sole brick-and-mortar dog training franchise in America and the pioneering dog agility franchise globally. Aside from dog agility, Zoom Room features obedience, puppy preschool, dog tricks training, and therapy dog classes.

As the hub of the dog-loving community in Ankeny, Zoom Room is an ideal venue for hosting memorable dog events such as birthday parties, Bark Mitzvahs, Doggy Disco Nights, or charity fundraisers. Zoom Room's philosophy revolves around the belief that trained dogs lead happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives.

With this in mind, the center employs an easy and effective dog training system within a fun and welcoming environment. The dog training classes are grounded in scientifically-proven positive-reinforcement methods, offering a carefully constructed, step-by-step curriculum that makes learning intuitive and enjoyable.

The training center provides a relaxing atmosphere, including the Hound Lounge, equipped with wireless internet, complimentary fair-trade coffee, and opportunities to connect with like-minded dog lovers. Whether it's puppy training, dog obedience, agility training, or one of the many special workshops/events, Zoom Room aims to help strengthen the bond between dog and owner, enabling them to work as a team to achieve the desired behaviors.

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Who are the dog trainers listed on this page?

We showcase a diverse group of accomplished dog trainers specializing in positive reinforcement techniques. You'll find brief profiles of each trainer, highlighting their experience and expertise.

How can I select the right trainer for my dog?

Start by evaluating your dog's needs and identifying your training objectives. Each trainer's profile provides insights into their areas of expertise. Match these with your dog's character and your goals to find the ideal fit.

How do I ensure these trainers are competent?

All trainers listed here are certified professionals with extensive knowledge of positive reinforcement techniques.

Why is positive reinforcement emphasized, and what is it?

Positive reinforcement centers on rewarding preferred behaviors, ensuring a pleasant learning journey for your dog. This approach not only is humane but also strengthens the bond between you and your pet.

Are these trainers equipped to address specific behavioral problems?

Yes, they are. Our trainers are adept in basic obedience or intricate behavioral challenges. Browse their profiles to identify a trainer who specializes in the particular issues you wish to address.

How do I initiate a training program with a trainer?

Simply click on the preferred trainer's profile to access their contact details. From there, you can get in touch to discuss your requirements and set up training appointments.

How do group sessions differ from private ones?

Group sessions offer a communal setting where your dog learns general obedience alongside other dogs. In contrast, private sessions grant focused attention, making them perfect for targeted behavior modifications or individualized training agendas.

Which training techniques do these trainers abstain from?

All our trainers are committed to positive reinforcement techniques and steer clear of any harsh or punitive methods. Their primary goal is to make training a joyous journey for you and your dog.

When can I expect to see results using positive reinforcement training?

Results depend on factors like your dog's nature, the specific behaviors in question, and your training consistency. While many clients observe improvements in just a few sessions, it's crucial to be patient and persistent.

Can I attend a training session to observe before committing?

Reach out to the trainer you're interested in to discuss possibly attending a session. It's a great way to get a feel for their approach and see if it aligns with your expectations.

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