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Small Business Spotlight: Zoom Room Redondo Beach

Patch asks Zoom Room Redondo Beach owner Robin Bronner five questions about her business.

Zoom Room Redondo Beach is a doggie gym and training center in North Redondo Beach. Owner and head trainer Robin Bronner took the time to answer five questions from Patch.

Patch: 
How did Zoom Room Redondo Beach get started?
Robin Bronner: I first learned about the Zoom Room franchise in the fall of 2010. I had a thriving career in television production, but had been looking to own my own business doing something dog-related for years. The moment I learned about Zoom Room, I knew this was the opportunity I had been looking for.

First, I had to be approved by Zoom Room, Inc., which was the easy part! Getting the financing and then finding the right location proved to be much harder as it took over a year to find an appropriate location. But, I finally found it and we had our Grand Opening on Sept. 14.

Patch: What's Zoom Room known for?
Bronner: The Zoom Room offers positive dog training in group or private classes:

  • dog agility training
  • obedience training
  • puppy classes
  • shy dog (ideal for rescues)
  • therapy dog training
  • enrichment classes: dog tricks, urban herding and scent work
  • fitness offerings: Pup-lates®, Canine Cross-Training®
You can also enjoy our indoor dog park, whatever the weather, with a Private Gym session for some quality exercise time with your dog. As a dedicated canine event center, we're the ideal spot to host a dog birthday party, meetup event, or a fund-raiser for a rescue organization - as well as our ever popular Doggy Disco® parties.

And we carry a full line of eco-friendly, solution-oriented pet supplies:
  • training gear
  • premium dog food, including raw and grain-free
  • all-natural treats and chews
  • dog beds and bowls
  • collars, leashes & harnesses
  • durable toys and challenging puzzles

Patch: What's unique about Zoom Room?
Bronner: We don't train dogs. We train the people who love them.

Our motto means that we give our clients the knowledge and the tools to continue training their dogs on their own.

Not only does Zoom Room offer training opportunities, but we also celebrate the social aspect of dog ownership by hosting regular social events where dogs can socialize—and so can their people!

Patch: What's the best part about being located in the South Bay?
Bronner: Having grown up in the South Bay, I am more than familiar with how special South Bay residents treat their dogs. Dogs in the South Bay are part of the family and we love spending time with them, nurturing them, and playing with them. Zoom Room offers dog owners the opportunities to all of these things and more!

Patch: If you could give your customers one piece of advice, what would it be?
Bronner: Make sure to properly socialize your dogs and puppies! About 50 percent of our clients who come in for private training are dealing with issues stemming from under-socialized dogs. Many behavioral issues can be easily avoided by providing your dog opportunities to meet and play with other dogs as early and often as possible. Socialization doesn't end with other dogs though. The more variety of dogs, other animals, people, environments and stimuli that a dog can be exposed to, the more comfortable he'll be in general and much, much less fearful!

Zoom Room Redondo Beach is located at 2729 Manhattan Beach Blvd. in Redondo Beach. For more information, email redondo@zoomroom.me or visit zoomroom.me/redondo.

This article is part of our new Small Business Spotlight series, which runs Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays on Redondo Beach Patch. Get your business featured.

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