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-- a transition now to another subject to -- gonna go to another bureau.
We're gonna head over to Los Angeles one of my favorite places and joining us now is Jamie -- why the founder and CEO of the Zuma.
Rome -- hi Jamie how -- I'm great Daria I'm -- happy new year again I was reading about what the -- room is.
You are the founder and CEO of this this is it came down -- social club that teaches your dog to -- All kinds of I mean there's all kinds of different social aspects with the zoo room so why you start -- telling us what exactly this isn't what people confined by going.
Are basically a dog training franchise and we have dog training classes and we also do a lot of in -- for dogs so we do agility training -- -- obstacle course training.
And we do a lot of fun stuff like dog tricks we teach dogs to -- skateboards we teach in the such fears from the fringe.
-- and we also work with a lot of dogs that are interest in doing therapy work in hospitals.
So we have kind of a great program for all dogs regardless of how old they are or.
You know what their level of training as we can basically bring him in and have them do all kinds of stuff in our senator wow that is so -- Did I hear you correctly did you say you train dogs to fetch a beer.
You -- yes we do you do that and you can also came -- to pick up the laundry.
Has amazing how do you do that -- Basically it's everything -- -- once the dog learns how to go fetch things on commands you can.
Kind of go -- in expanded into all other avenues of life.
And you can get very very creative with how do you get the -- -- abided to the beard puncture.
Use glass that.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- So -- socialize and shop -- this -- also had a place that's really cool for the pet owner right I mean you've got Wi-Fi -- he's got.
You know so it's it's not just -- like here in New York.
We have the you know people only see the dog parks -- -- limited they're pretty small.
But this is a place really where owners can hang out socialize talk with other dog owners tell us about the the human aspect.
Well we really.
Urge people to interact with their dogs we do a lot of dog parties dog's birthday parties people come in all the time and just use -- facility if they want an alternative to the dog park it's indoors.
And that we really see that people are using it as a social outlet with them and their dogs so that.
Instead of going out for dinner they'll go to the Zimmerman don't run around with their dogs in -- for their dog friends and their friends and think it's really sort of become a social phenomenon in in the cities where it's available right -- Now I understand that you opened up -- -- room.
You know talks about the small business aspect -- when you first started this business.
-- quite sure that this was gonna work -- take off and and talk about the demand and what you learned since you've launched it because I hear it's very successful tells about the challenges of being the small business up.
Yeah I started and in 2000 set.
And and quite honestly I didn't know if it was gonna -- not we had this experience and pretty significant downturn in the economy but what -- -- this is that people will still spend money on their dogs that they still want to engage with their dogs and they will come to the senators and and play with their dogs and train -- dogs and everybody still needs dog training so.
We've experienced a lot of growth despite the economy and -- -- -- industry.
As a whole is generally very.
High growth industry right now given the fact that people are treating their dogs like members of the family and this has become a pretty significant growth industry in the United States today.
And when people what you were talking to people about starting this in 2007 I understand that there was a similar business but it was far away and it was hard to get into.
What's the demand -- like at the -- room for you what do you have a do you have a waiting list now.
Yeah I mean we've generally run between 22 and 26 classes a week so that can give you an idea of how many people are coming -- classes six to ten dogs in -- cost.
And -- were pretty much you know.
Been busy all the time you know people are coming in and not only using it for classes that private lessons.
And what we -- -- rental so they come in and they just use the facility likens him.
Going to do their work out and then they go home and it's been tremendous tremendous growth in the last couple you know years he share the -- with us how much how much would it cost me to come in with my -- For our particular location it costs us fifteen dollars for a half an.
How dominant and they are now gone beyond people -- -- -- as I understand you guys do birthday parties with the Dobson is all kinds of yes we do.
We do do the birthday parties and we have a package you can come in and we making cupcakes -- on the facility and you can come in with your -- -- your -- friends in your opinion of people go all out for those parties so they'll bring in.
Bartenders and -- bring in catering and all kinds of stuff you know a lot of dancing.
Yeah it's it's quite an event.
I love that -- -- live bands.
You know but we have not had a life and yet -- that's a great idea I'm thinking that I'm -- in this -- here in LA at live bands.
One we have one viewer who wrote in Brian.
Good dog now if you could just take out the trash.
I mean maybe that'll work agenda work on that I think -- up.
New curriculum coming -- did -- get all right Jamie -- why the founder and CEO of the zoom around.
We're showing folks your website so people can find you easily at www.
-- room on the line dot com.
Look at it book market check it out even if you don't have a dog chances are you know somebody who does so you want to share this information with your friends.
That's how you do it says Jamie thank you so much for being with us here today thank you so much all right they -- you'll see next time.
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