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Zoom Room - Dog Training Gym - Franchise


Quick Franchise Summary

We don't train dogs. We train the people who love them. Zoom Room is a venture-backed indoor dog training gym. Investment is quite low compared to other pet concepts. Learn more about the costs, benefits, and available locations today!


Zoom Room - Dog Training Gym
Franchise Cost, Fees & Facts

Minimum Cash Required$75,000
Net Worth Required$150,000
Total Investment$147,125 – $300,625
Franchise Fee$49,500
Financing AssistanceAvailable
Year Founded2007
# of Existing Units9
Franchising Since2009
Training & SupportYes
Home Office LocationCulver City, CA
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Available In These States:

We are currently accepting inquiries in these states:
  • AK
  • AL
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • IA
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • MA
  • ME
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • MS
  • MT
  • NC
  • NE
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OK
  • OR
  • PA
  • RI
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • VT
  • WI
  • WV
  • WY

Not Available In These States:

We are currently not accepting inquiries in these states:
  • CA
  • HI
  • MD
  • ND
  • SD
  • WA

International Availability:

Accepting In These Countries:
  • United States

Overview

Zoom Room - Dog Training Gym - Franchise Information

Zoom Room is a venture-backed indoor dog training gym with an emphasis on socialization and the motto: "We don't train dogs. We train the people who love them." Strong appeal for millennials and well-educated active individuals, especially women. Key revenue streams: dog training classes, socialization events, and retail products. (TRAIN. SOCIALIZE. SHOP.)

Investment is quite low compared to other pet concepts. Requires a small footprint (3000 sq ft), minimal staff (2 people), and zoned absolutely anywhere. As clients accompany their dogs at all times, liability is extremely limited.

The model’s six-figure profitability is driven by passionate loyalty. Clients are retained for years with lifetime spending almost 100x the cost to acquire. Zoom Room boasts more 5-star ratings than any other dog training business and a willingness-to-recommend score that at the level of an Apple or Amazon.

Zoom Room works closely with animal rescue and other charitable organizations and quickly becomes the epicenter of the dog-loving community, and host to countless memorable and well-attended events for responsible dog owners and their pets.

Features of Zoom Room

Financially sound

  • Venture capital backed – unmatched support for emerging brand
  • Ultra low-cost investment – approx. $250K for a single unit, all in
  • Highly profitable – every store profitable, median profit = $120K+
  • Fast growing – pet industry is growing at 2x retail, and Zoom Room’s sales are growing at 4x the pet industry
  • Recession - proof sector of the economy
  • Prime territories available - concept proven throughout U.S.
  • Excellent Validation - all units renewed

Ease of Operation

  • No experience needed – anyone can operate a Zoom Room
  • Fun & beloved with over 2,000 5-star ratings - more than any other dog training business, an NPS Score of 90, and a retention rate of 86%
  • Strong appeal to millennials and active lifestyle, well educated people, especially women – together comprising the most highly-desirable demographics
  • Small footprint (3000 sq ft) - zoned retail, locate anywhere
  • Low payroll/minimal staff – only 2 people working at a time
  • Virtual elimination of all liability issues – clients with their dogs at all times
  • 24/7 Support - response time <1 hr.
  • Full real estate support – includes demographic research, site selection & lease negotiations
  • Extensive marketing - social media & PR support
  • Sophisticated analytics - to assist with pricing and targeted marketing automation
  • Highly-sophisticated tech stack – includes innovations you can’t find in vastly larger brands
  • Positive community impact – become the epicenter of dog lovers in your town

Pet Industry

  • American pet spending has continued to rise every single year since 1994 – even during the 2007-2009 recession – reaching an estimated $72.13 billion in 2018 and now projected to hit almost $100 billion by the end of this decade.
  • Pet owners have a higher degree of home ownership than the general population. 70% of dog owners say their spending on their dogs is unaffected by the economy, and an additional 11% report spending more on their dogs when the economic climate dips.
  • In the past year, 80% of dog owners have shopped at smaller independent pet stores – more than have shopped at big box pet chains.
  • In 2014, American Millennials spent $10.6 billion on their pets, over 15% of the approximately $60 billion spent on pets that year.
  • Females make up 70% of the monetary decision-makers for pet products. (Women comprise 82% of Zoom Room clients; 91% of Zoom Room clients are college educated or higher.)
  • 48% of Americans say they enjoy exercising with their dog, and 68% report that exercising with their dog is more fun that exercising alone.

Mark Van Wye, CEO, Over 30 yrs experience in brand-building and marketing, with an emphasis on education, for clients such as Microsoft, Nintendo, Disney, the Estate of Nat King Cole, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America; expert at teaching non-teachers to teach. Author of Puppy Training in 7 Easy Steps: Everything You Need to Know to Raise the Perfect Dog.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the functions of the franchisee/daily tasks?
A: Assuming an owner/operator (as for semi-absentee, these tasks would be performed by a manager):

  • Hiring, training, and inspiring staff
  • Maintaining retail selection and merchandising
  • Community networking, forming partnerships with veterinarians, groomers, daycares, rescue organization, shelters, as well as other area businesses
  • Running group classes, fast-paced agility league competitions, puppy preschool, playgroups, and one-on-one training sessions
  • Throwing ongoing social events for dog lovers in your community
  • Taking part in PR opportunities

Q: What is the desired background of prospects and ideal candidates?
A: 

  1. Comfortable with an emerging brand
  2. Sufficiently well capitalized
  3. Team leadership & management skills
  4. Desire to succeed, have fun, and make a positive impact in the community
  5. Absolutely no prior pet-related experience needed

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Additional Info

Training & Support

All onboarding, real estate, construction, sales, marketing and ongoing