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Winter Pass Sale

Thursday, 03 December 2015 18:31

Christmas wreathJust in time for Christmas!  Between December 7th and December 13th, all daycare passes are 10% off and these daycare days will have no expiration date. 

Sale is limited to 60 days per dog.  Sale ends at midnight on Sunday, December 13, 2015.  

Call, email or come in to purchase.  Yes, we do gift certificates!

 

 

Agility Schedule Posted

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 21:59

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:  Dec 14 (9:00am)
Draw closes:  Dec 20 (midnight)
Draw notification date:  Dec 29
Open registration for all students:  Dec 30 (9am)
Payment due date:  Jan 8

Classes begin the week of January 10.

The agility draw entry form will be available on our website on Monday, December 14 at 9:00am. All entries MUST come through our web page.

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

   

Schedule for Thanksgiving 2015

Monday, 16 November 2015 19:02

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The following schedule will be in effect for Thanksgiving 2015 and the rest of the holiday weekend:

*  Ballston DAYCARE is CLOSED on Wednesday, November 25th.  Shirlington daycare will be OPEN regular hours (7:00am to 7:00pm).

*  Ballston and Shirlington DAYCARES are CLOSED on Thursday, November 26th through Sunday, November 29th.  Shirlington campus will be open 9:00am to 9:00pm for boarding pick up and drop off.  Regular hours resume on Monday, November 30th.

*  Adolescent and PUPPY PARTY will be CLOSED on Saturday, November 28th. 

*  There are NO CLASSES from Wednesday, November 25th through Sunday, November 29th.  Classes will run as scheduled on Tuesday, November 24th and resume on Monday, November 30th.

*  BOARDING is nearly full, make your reservations now!

 *** Is your dog staying with with us over the holidays?  Boarding dogs have ALL DAY PLAY on the daycare floor even when daycare is closed to non-boarding dogs!

 

   

No Puppy Party Nov 14th

Friday, 13 November 2015 08:08

exclamation 100Puppy Partiers alert: There will be NO PUPPY PARTY TOMORROW, Saturday, November 14th. We apologize for the inconvenience -- our trainers are at educational events so that we can continue to provide top notch training and behavior services for you and the dogs in your life. See you next week!

 

   

Columbus Day 2015 Schedule

Wednesday, 07 October 2015 08:13

In observance of Columbus Day 2015, we have the following notices regarding the schedule:

*  Ballston daycare is CLOSED on Monday, October 12th.  Shirlington daycare will be OPEN regular hours (7:00am to 7:00pm).

*  Adolescent and Puppy Party will be OPEN on Saturday, October 10th. 

*  There are NO CLASSES on Saturday, October 10th through Monday, October 12th.  Classes will run as scheduled on Friday, October 9th and resume on Tuesday, October 13th.

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

 

   

Autumn Pass Sale

Monday, 21 September 2015 13:54

AutumnAutumn Pass Sale!  Between September 21 and September 27th, all daycare passes are 10% off and these daycare days will have no expiration date. 

Sale is limited to 60 days per dog.  Sale ends at midnight on Sunday, September 27, 2015.  

Call, email or come in to purchase!

 

   

Agility Classes Posted

Wednesday, 09 September 2015 10:09

agilityThe next agility schedule has been posted!

Agility I, Puppy Agility and Flyball are 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:  Sept 21 (9:00am)
Draw closes:  Sept 27 (midnight)
Draw notification date:  Oct 5
Open registration for all students:  Oct 7 (9am)
Payment due date:  Oct 16

Classes begin the week of October 18.

The agility draw entry form will be available on our website on Monday, September 21 at 9:00am. All entries MUST come through our web page.

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

   

Labor Day 2015 holiday schedule

Friday, 28 August 2015 13:45

Happy Labor DayIn observance of Labor Day, we have the following notices regarding the schedule:

*  Ballston daycare is CLOSED on Monday, September 7th.  Shirlington daycare will be OPEN regular hours (7:00am to 7:00pm).

*  Adolescent and Puppy Party are CLOSED on Saturday, September 5th. 

*  There are NO CLASSES on Saturday, September 5th through Monday, September 7th.  Classes will run as scheduled on Friday, September 4th and resume on Tuesday, September 8th.

*  Update 8/31:  Labor Day boarding is FULL.  We are no longer accepting reservations for this weekend.

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

   

Free Workshops at Your Dog's Friend

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 16:47

Your Dog's FriendWOOFS! owner Laura Sharkey and senior trainer Erica Pytlovany are scheduled for talks this fall at Your Dog's Friend in Rockville Maryland.  Come on out -- we'd see some of our familiar, friendly faces!

Dog Training Myths: the good, the bad and the ugly
Saturday, Sept 19, 2:00 – 4:00pm
Speaker: Laura Sharkey, KPA CTP

We all have questions about our dogs, but there is so much confusing advice out there. In this workshop, we will help you better understand and train your dog by clearing up some of the most popular dog myths. Come hear what research in dog cognition and behavior has to say. It may just change how you look at the dog(s) in your life.

Teaching Tricks to Soothe the Savage Beast
Saturday, Oct 3, 1:30 – 3:30pm

We often put animal training into two categories: serious training (like down, stay and heel) and fun training (like agility and tricks). To our dogs, these are all the same thing! Learn how you can use ‘silly’ tricks to help with aggressive behavior, anxiety, or other behavior challenges.
Speaker: Erica Pytlovany, KPA CTP

All workshops are free of charge but advance registration is requested.  Your Dog's Friend is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose goal is to help keep dogs out of shelters by educating and supporting their humans.

 

   

Wags and Whiskers on Sat August 22

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 15:41

Wags and WhiskersMark your calendars -- WOOFS! Dog Training will again be a sponsor of Wags and Whiskers pet-oriented street festival in Shirlington Village.  The event is free and friendly dogs are welcome.  

From the Shirlington Village website:
"Wags n’ Whiskers is a community-oriented event for animal loving shoppers of all ages to spend an afternoon at The Village at Shirlington with their pet. The event features 60+ onsite exhibitors ranging from pet services and accessories to onsite adoptions. In addition to the onsite exhibitors, Wags n’ Whiskers hosts pet photos ($5), live music, and children’s activities such as face painting, balloon art, strolling entertainment and more."

Date:  Saturday, August 22, 2015
Time:  10am-4pm
Location:  The Village at Shirlington

Come visit our booth!

 

   

Shirlington power out Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 14:18

Alert for Tuesday, July 28, 2015:

Power is out at the Shirlington campus and the surrounding area due to a downed power line on George Mason Drive. This means we have no air conditioning until the power is restored and we do expect the building to get warm.

  • Agility classes: All Shirlington classes are cancelled tonight
  • Daycare dogs: We recommend early pick up if possible
  • Boarding dogs: We will monitor the building temperature and provide all dogs with plenty of water. If it gets warm we will offer cooling treats like kiddie pools or ice cubes. We do not anticipate an extended outage.

Please email info@woofsdogtraining with any questions, or call the Ballston campus at 703-526-0218.

UPDATED 6:00PM:  Power is back!  Thanks to everyone for your flexibility.

   

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