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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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  • Independence Day Weekend 2016

    June 27, 2016:

    In observance of Independence Day Weekend 2016, we have the following notices regarding the schedule:

    *  Adolescent and Puppy Party will be CLOSED on Saturday, July 2nd.
    *  There are NO CLASSES at Ballston Campus on Saturday, July 2nd through Monday, July 4th. 
    *  There are NO CLASSES at Shirlington Campus on Friday, July 1st through Monday, July 4th. 
    * Ballston Campus daycare will be CLOSED on Monday, July 4th.
    * Shirlington Campus daycare and boarding will be OPEN regular hours all weekend (9:00 am to 7:00 pm).
    Please call (703-536-7877) or email if you have any questions.  Have a safe and enjoyable weekend!


  • Shirlington Daycare Hours June 3rd, 2016

    May 26, 2016:

    Shirlington Campus daycare activities will end at 6 pm on Friday, June 3rd in preparation for a special event. Dogs may still be picked up until 7 pm with no late fee, however they will move from the daycare floor to a crate or suite at 6 pm.

    Ballston Campus daycare hours will not be affected.

    Please call (703-536-7877) or email if you have any questions.


  • Memorial Day Closings 2016

    May 24, 2016:

     In observance of Memorial Day Weekend 2016, we have the following notices regarding the schedule:

    *  Adolescent and Puppy Party will be CLOSED on Saturday, May 28th.

    *  Ballston daycare will be CLOSED on Monday, May 30th.

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

    *  There are NO CLASSES at Ballston Campus on Saturday, May 28th through Monday, May 30th. 

    *  There are NO CLASSES at Shirlington Campus on Friday, May 27th through Monday, May 30th. 

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


  • Agility Schedule Posted for June 2016

    May 2, 2016:

    agilityThe next agility schedule has been posted!

    Agility I is now 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:  May 9 (9:00am)
    Draw closes: May 15 (midnight)
    Draw notification date:  May 23
    Open registration for all students:  May 25 (9am)
    Payment due date:  May 27

    Classes begin the week of June 5.

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

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


  • 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.


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