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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.

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  • Walk for the Animals 2016

    April 27, 2016:

    Come join us at one of two, yes TWO, wonderful Walks for the Animals to benefit the Animal Welfare Leagues of Arlington and Alexandria!  Both events are important fundraisers, and both dog-friendly events feature vendors, goodies, demonstrations, and kid-friendly activities.

    Animal Welfare League of AlexandriaSunday, May 1:  Alexandria's Walk for Animals
    Location:  Alexandria's Old Town Market Square
    Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
    Features:  "Lost animal search" for kids to participate on the walk route.  Visit our WOOFS! booth for tricks and nosework demos, and learn to teach your dog some new tricks!

    We have FIVE walk registrations available for Team WOOFS!  Contact us to participate!


    Saturday, May 8:  Arlington's Walk for the Animals
    Animal Welfare League of Arlington

    Location:  Bluemont Park
    Time:  9:30am - 12:30pm
    Features:  All pre-registered walkers receive a Walk T-shirt and participating dogs get a Walk bandana.  Visit our WOOFS! booth and come watch our agility demo!

    This event also features WOOFS! foster momma Harlie and her 11 adorable puppies.  We have FIVE walk registrations available -- come support #TeamHarlie!  Contact us to participate.

     

  • Jane and Frankie win Regional Championship

    April 13, 2016:

    Congratulations to WOOFS! trainer Jane Saunders and her Papillion Frankie for their performance last weekend at the USDAA 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships!  Jane and Frankie won the Regional Championship for 8" Performance Masters Challenge Biathlon, came in 3rd place the 8" Performance Triathlon, and made it to the finals for all events. And on top of all of that, Frankie was top 10 for 2015 in both Standard and Snooker for Masters 12" dogs!  Way to go!

    2016 USDAA Regionals Jane and Frankie

     

  • Spencer Smith named Karen Pryor Certified Training Partner

    April 5, 2016:

    Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training PartnerWOOFS! daycare supervisor Spencer Smith has graduated with distinction and been named Certified Training Partners by the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior. 

    Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior is an innovative institution committed to educating, certifying, and promoting the next generation of animal trainers.  Certified Training Partners participate in an extensive educational program culminating in a detailed assessment of their technical ability and hands-on skill teaching pet owners and training pet dogs. Successful candidates must complete the program, earn the equivalent of an A on each component of the assessment, and pledge to uphold the high standards and practices of Karen Pryor Academy.

    We are incredibly proud of this acheivement, and of Spencer's continued dedication to world class animal training.

     

  • Schedule for Easter Weekend 2016

    March 23, 2016:

    Easter EggsIn observance of the Easter holiday 2016, we have the following notices regarding the schedule:

    *  Adolescent and Puppy Party will be CLOSED on Saturday, March 26th.

    *  Shirlington daycare will be OPEN regular hours all weekend (9:00am to 7:00pm).

    *  There are NO CLASSES at Ballston Campus on Saturday, March 26th or Sunday, March 27th. 

    *  There are NO CLASSES at Shirlington Campus on Friday, March 25th through Sunday, March 27th. 

    Please call (703-536-7877) or email if you have any questions.  Have a safe and enjoyable weekend!

  • Closings in March 2016

    March 4, 2016:

    Please take note of the following non-holiday closings in March 2016:

    * Saturday, March 5:  NO Puppy Party.  All classes will run on regular schedule unless you have been explicitly notified otherwise by your instructor.

    * Thursday & Friday, March 17 & 18:  Ballston Daycare CLOSED.  Shirlington daycare will be open regular hours and Ballston dogs are always welcome at Shirlington.

     


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