Puppy Classes & Parties

Puppy Classes & Parties

From 9 weeks old and up, jump into socialization, life skills and training with our Puppy Parties, Kindergarten and Basic Obedience classes.

Adolescent & Adult Dog Classes

Adolescent & Adult Dog Classes

For dogs 6 months old and up, get going with Basic and Intermediate, then keep training with our advanced specialty classes like Canine Good Citizen, Rally, Tricks and more.

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.

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.

Day School

Day School

Let us be your partners. We’ll do the training for you, then show you how it’s done.

Virtual & Online Training

Virtual and Online Training

Flexible training options and skilled instruction, all from the comfort of your own home.

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!

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.

Learn more about us.

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 Microbiology and Immunology from Georgetown—informs her choice of the modern, humane, rewards-based training methods used at WOOFS!

WOOFS! Blog

Erica Pytlovany Earns Fear Free® Certification

WOOFS! Dog Training Center congratulates trainer Erica Pytlovany on completing the Fear Free Boarding and Daycare Certification Program and becoming a on achieving the Fear Free Trainer Certified® Professional with the Fear Free® initiative. The Fear Free mission is “to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care… Read more »

Sarah Hampel certified with CCPDT

We are pleased to announce that WOOFS! trainer Sarah Hampel has been awarded CPDT-KA certification through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. CPDT-KA stands for Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed. Applicants must complete 300 hours of client training before trainers are eligible for an extensive semi-annual test. Certificants must demonstrate ongoing education and professional… Read more »

Joelle Cuprak Earns Fear Free® Certification

WOOFS! Dog Training Center congratulates trainer Joelle Cuprak on achieving the Fear Free Trainer Certification by the Fear Free® initiative. The Fear Free mission is “to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them.” The initial program was launched in 2016 to certify veterinary professionals and… Read more »