Puppy Classes & More

Puppy Classes & More

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.

Adolescent & Adult Dog Classes

Adolescent & Adult Dog 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.

Virtual & Online Training

Virtual and Online Training

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

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.

Day School and Board & Train

Day School and Board & Train

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

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.

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!


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!


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 »

Jennifer Thomas, Lauren Arona certified by CCPDT

We are pleased to announce that WOOFS! trainers Jennifer Thomas and Lauren Arona have 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… Read more »

July 1, 2020: Operating Status and Policies

The following is our current operating status of of July 1st, 2020: DAYCARE: Daycare remains open. We continue to practice increased disinfection and social distancing. Please continue to the Boarding section for current safety policies. BOARDING: Boarding is reopened as of June 22, 2020. Please note the following policy updates: We will no longer have… Read more »