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Run, Jump, Beg, Shimmy

At Zoom Room Dog Agility Training, every mutt learns a trick or two. And so do their owners.

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This story appears in the July 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Maybe you've seen them on TV: Dogs jumping over hurdles, weaving around poles and running through tunnels at lightning speed, all at their owners' commands. And maybe you've looked over at your dog and thought, 'We could never do that."

Jaime and Mark Van Wye beg to differ. At Zoom Room Dog Agility Training , they teach people and dogs of all ages, sizes and backgrounds to blaze through doggy obstacle courses. The idea isn't necessarily to get the dogs into national competitions--though, indeed, some do--but to make obedience training fun instead of a chore.

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