With a combined 130+ years*

of experience training and caring for dogs (and their people!), and more letters after our names than you can shake a bully stick at, we’ve got the expertise to make life with your dog easier.

* That’s no typo!

Puppy Classes

Puppy Classes

Start your puppy off on the right paw with our fun group puppy classes and Puppy Party socials focused on bringing you real-life results and relief.

Puppy School

Puppy School

Let us be your partners. We’ll do the training for you through your choice of two innovative programs— group and private Puppy School.

Private Dog Training

Private Dog Training

Get customized support to reach your dog training goals through private dog training sessions at our campus or in the convenience of your own home.

Obedience Classes

Obedience Classes

From Basic and Intermediate through Sports, CGC and Tricks, our training classes are fun-filled experiences designed to get you results in real life, right where you need them most.

Nosework Classes

Nosework Classes

Put your dog’s sniffer to good use in this fast-growing dog sport. Nosework is easy to learn, helps build confidence and focus, and is a great fit for dogs of all ages, kinds, and sizes.

Agility Classes

Agility Classes

Join your dog for some exercise in this fast-paced, hyper-fun dog sport suitable for all dogs. Agility is the world’s most popular dog sport—come see why.

Daycare & Boarding

Daycare & Boarding

Not your typical dog daycare, our exclusive program carefully groups small numbers of dogs to maximize safety, fun, and individual attention for each dog.

Become a Dog Walker

Become a Dog Walker

Interested in a career with dogs? Want to work outside? Attend the dog*tec Dog Walking Academy to become a professional dog walker or grow your existing dog walking business.

Why WOOFS!

We’re experienced, professional dog trainers

We don’t just love dogs—we speak dog (and puppy, mutt, pooch, and hound). Our instructors are highly certified dog trainers with many years’ experience and a commitment to ongoing education in our field.

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We use only science-based, dog-and-people friendly methods

In an unregulated industry we employ only the most up-to-date, humane, scientifically researched training methods. We want you feel good about how you (or we) get your training results, and how we care for your dog.

We’re not your typical training and daycare facility

No same-old, same-old here. At WOOFS! you’ll see we do just about everything differently. That’s because we believe in doing things the best they can be done, whether it’s training your dog, caring for him, or taking care of you.

We believe in real-life results

Whether it’s training classes, private training, or dog daycare we want you to see a difference with your puppy or dog at home, where it really counts—or anywhere else you choose to take your best friend.

The WOOFS! Team

Dr. Laura Sharkey, KPA CTP, has owned and led WOOFS! since 2002. An accomplished, certified professional dog trainer, Laura regularly presents to her peers at professional training conferences across the country. Her strong science background—including a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Georgetown—informs her choice of the modern, humane, rewards-based training methods used at WOOFS!

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