We Speak Dog
Also puppy, mutt, pooch, hound and tail-wagger

Nobody knows dogs better than the staff at WOOFS! Between all 18 of us, we have 130+ years of experience training and looking after dogs—and more professional certification letters after our names than you can shake a bully stick at.

Learn MoreThat’s the kind of expertise you want in your corner when you need
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Pug with leashWOOFS! is a full-service training, boarding, and daycare facility with two locations in Arlington, VA. We offer dog daycare, overnight & vacation dog boarding, a range of classes including puppy kindergarten, basic to advanced obedience, Rally-O, and Agility, as well as puppy socialization, private dog and puppy training lessons, aggression consultations, and board & train.


  • NEW! Agility, Daytime Basic, Saturday CGC

    April 22, 2014:

    agilityThe next agility schedule has been posted!

    Agility I and Puppy Agility are open for registration.  All upper level classes (Agility II and above) will be handled by random draw lottery.  

    The schedule for the draw:

    Draw opens to current students:  April 28
    Draw closes:  May 4 (midnight)
    Draw notification date:  May 12
    Open registration for all students:  May 14
    Payment due date:  May 23

    The agility draw entry form will be available on our website on April 28 at 9:00am. All entries MUST come through our web page.


    We've added daytime Basic Obedience classes!  Starting Friday, May 9th, we have Puppy Basic at 10:30am and Adult Basic at 11:45am.  We've also added Intermediate - Focus on CGC on Saturdays at 1:00 starting June 21.  Enjoy!

    Please contact us at info@woofsdogtraining.com with any questions.

  • 12 Year Anniversary Pass Sale

    April 9, 2014:

    partyWOOFS! Anniversary Daycare Pass sale begins today. Help us celebrate our 12th (!!!!) Anniversary and get some savings at the same time. Passes are 10% off and these daycare days will have no expiration date. Sale is limited to 60 days per dog.  Sale runs Wedsnesday, April 9th through Friday, April 11th. Call, email or come in to purchase.

  • Laura Sharkey to Speak at ClickerExpo 2014

    March 24, 2014:


    WOOFS! owner Dr. Laura Sharkey will speak at ClickerExpo in Norfolk, VA on March 29 and 30, 2014.  Her first talk, "Shh! Tagging, Targeting & Tranquil Training", explains how to teach human students more effectively with non-verbal communication.  Her second is "Give Pups a Chance: Working with Aggressive Puppies" which shares case studies and protocols for puppies with true aggression as young as 8 weeks old.

    This is Laura's second year as a speaker at ClickerExpo.  It is a terrific honor that she shares billing with Karen Pryor, Ken Ramirez, Dr. Susan Friedman, Kathy Sdao, and many more amazing behavior experts and trainers.


  • Ballston Daycare Closed March 17th

    March 17, 2014:

    snowDue to weather conditions and Federal government closing, WOOFS! Ballston Campus will be CLOSED for daycare on Monday, March 17th.  

    WOOFS! Shirlington Campus will be OPEN for daycare.  Come on by if you need us, and stay warm and safe at home if you don't!


  • 2014 Price Increases for Classes

    January 30, 2014:

    Dollar signThe price for all classes will increase on February 15th.

    Beginner classes increase from $205 to $225
    Includes: Puppy Basic, Adult Basic, Agility I, Puppy Agility

    Intermediate: Focus on CGC increases from $195 to $215 (CGC test included)

    Other Intermediate, Sport and Agility classes will increase from $185 to $205
    Includes: Agility II and higher, Rally Obedience, Competition Obedience, Nosework, Tricks and Flyball and more.

    Puppy Kindergarten will remain at $120 and Puppy Kindergarten students still receive $25 off registration for Puppy Basic.

    Planning to register for a class? Register before February 15th to receive our old prices!

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