Fast-paced and fun

Tunnels and jumps and weave poles, oh my! It’s no wonder agility is so popular. Play at your own level, whether you look forward to competing or are just looking for a great time out with your dog. Either way, we teach the sport to a high standard while ensuring great fun is had by all.

Great exercise for all levels

Agility is great physical exercise for humans and canines of all ages and body types (and all canine breeds and mixes), and provides an excellent mental workout for your dog, too.

Unparalleled connection with your dog

At its core, agility is a cooperation sport, requiring excellent communication between handler and dog—a level of bonding that spills into everything you and your dog do together.

Why train at WOOFS!

Experienced, professional dog trainers

We don’t just love dogs—we understand how they tick. Our instructors are highly certified dog trainers with many years’ experience and a commitment to ongoing education in our field.

Skilled classroom instructors

We’re also committed to good teaching, employing active classroom instructional and management strategies to ensure a fun, effective experience for all canine and human students.

Small class size

We keep numbers low—no more than 8 dogs per class—in order to provide a focused learning environment that meets each students’ and dogs’ needs.

Science-based, dog-and-people friendly methods

In an unregulated industry we use only the most up-to-date, humane, dog- and human-friendly training methods to ensure a good time is had by all while achieving excellent performance results.

Real-life results

Speaking of results, what good are they in the classroom if you can’t replicate them in competition? If you decide to take agility to the competition level, you’ll be well prepared. Just want to have fun? Our trainers will see that you do!

Agility 1

group dog agility class

Come see what all the excitement is about! Get your first taste of jumps, tunnels, wobble boards, and a-frames while working on critical skills like stays and recalls, and agility-specific skills like line-ups, drive, contact behaviors, and ground work. If some of this sounds like a foreign language, not to worry—you’ll be speaking agility-speak in no time!

TUITION & CLASS DETAILS

For dogs 6 months old at the start of class

Where and when:

Shirlington Campus
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Prerequisites:

WOOFS! Puppy Agility or Basic Obedience class, or equivalent at a positive reinforcement dog training center. (We apologize, but PETCO and PetSmart do not satisfy this requirement. If you’ve attended one of these programs we highly recommend our Puppy Agility or Basic Obedience class to set your puppy up for the best success in Agility class.)

Class tuition:

$235 for 7 weeks of class

Agility 2

group dog agility class

Time to add more advanced obstacles like the dog walk, teeter totter, and weave poles. We’ll also continue focus on jumps and handling work, advancing the level of communication between you and your dog.

TUITION & CLASS DETAILS
Where and when:

Shirlington Campus
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Prerequisites:

WOOFS! Agility 1 class and instructor permission are required. Dogs must be dog- and people-friendly, healthy, and able to refrain from barking despite all the excitement.

Class tuition:

$215 for 7 weeks of class

Agility 3

group dog agility class

Time to put it all together! Perfect your obstacle performance while you run short sequences. Jump into more complex handling skills with pinwheels, jump grids, and 180’s while learning how to work as a team.

TUITION & CLASS DETAILS
Where and when:

Shirlington Campus
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Prerequisites:

WOOFS! Agility 2 class. Your dog must be able to work off leash with reliable focus on you.

Class tuition:

$215 for 7 weeks of class

Intro to Contacts & Weaves

group dog agility class

Weave poles and contacts are well-known Achilles heels in agility. If you’re at all considering competition now or in the future, it pays to spend the extra time to get these elusive skills right. We’ll show you tricks of the trade for nailing both.

Note: May be taken concurrently with our Intro to Handling class for an excellent 1-2 agility skills punch.

TUITION & CLASS DETAILS

For dogs 6 months old at the start of class

Where and when:

Shirlington Campus
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Prerequisites:

WOOFS! Agility 1 and Agility 2 classes. Your dog must be able to work off leash with reliable focus on you.

Class tuition:

$215 for 7 weeks of class

Intro to Handling

group dog agility class

If you’ve ever watched an experienced agility duo, you’ve probably wondered just how the dog knows where to go next. It’s no mystery—there’s a skilled handler behind every successful agility dog. Learn how to communicate smoothly with your dog to increase her drive and accuracy. We’ll practice short agility sequences (moving from obstacle to obstacle on a course) using lead outs and front, rear, and blind crosses.

Note: May be taken concurrently with our Contacts & Weaves class for an excellent 1-2 agility skills punch.

TUITION & CLASS DETAILS
Where and when:

Shirlington Campus
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Prerequisites:

WOOFS! Agility 1 and Agility 2 classes. Your dog must be able to work off leash with reliable focus on you.

Class tuition:

$215 for 7 weeks of class

Intermediate Handling

group dog agility class

With some basic handling skills under your belt, it’s time to tackle longer agility course sequences while adding some new handling tricks and moves to your repertoire. We’ll focus on weave poles and contacts, too, for flawless runs.

TUITION & CLASS DETAILS
Where and when:

Shirlington Campus
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Prerequisites:

WOOFS! Intro to Handling and Contacts & Weaves courses. Your dog must be able to work off leash with reliable focus on you, and be working on a minimum of six upright weave poles.

Class tuition:

$215 for 7 weeks of class

Advanced Handling

group dog agility class

You’ve practiced individual obstacles and short sequences. Now it’s time to put your handling skills to the test running full agility courses. We’ll work on handling challenges in real-time context, refining your communication to set your dog up for success.

TUITION & CLASS DETAILS
Where and when:

Shirlington Campus
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Prerequisites:

WOOFS! Intermediate Handling and Contacts & Weaves courses. Your dog must be able to work off leash with reliable focus on you, and be working on a minimum of six upright weave poles.

Class tuition:

$215 for 7 weeks of class

Advanced Contacts & Weaves

group dog agility class

It’s time to tackle those challenging contact points and weave poles as part of a fully agility course, rather than individually or as part of a smaller sequence. This is where everything comes together!

TUITION & CLASS DETAILS
Where and when:

Shirlington Campus
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Prerequisites:

WOOFS! Intermediate Handling and Contacts & Weaves courses. Your dog must be able to work off leash with reliable focus on you, and be working on a minimum of six upright weave poles.

Class tuition:

$215 for 7 weeks of class

Novice Competition

group dog agility class

Ready to compete? This class is for agility teams competing at the Novice/ Starters level at any venue. You’re also welcome—and encouraged!—to enroll just for fun. We’ll practice courses, build competition skills, and smooth out problem areas.

TUITION & CLASS DETAILS
Where and when:

Shirlington Campus
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Prerequisites:

WOOFS! Pre-Competition class. Your dog must have a defined contact behavior and be able to handle 12 upright weave poles.

Class tuition:

$215 for 7 weeks of class

Open Competition

group dog agility class

Congratulations on earning your Novice/ Starters title! This course is for agility teams competing at Open/ Advanced level in any venue, as well as those wishing to push their agility-for-fun to the next level.

TUITION & CLASS DETAILS
Where and when:

Shirlington Campus
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Prerequisites:

WOOFS! Novice Competition class. Your dog must have a defined contact behavior and be able to handle 12 upright weave poles.

Class tuition:

$215 for 7 weeks of class

Masters Competition

group dog agility class

Congratulations on earning your Open/ Advanced title! This course is for agility teams competing at the Masters level in any venue, as well as those playing for fun who wish to reach for mastery.

TUITION & CLASS DETAILS
Where and when:

Shirlington Campus
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Prerequisites:

WOOFS! Open Competition class. Your dog must have a defined contact behavior and be able to handle 12 upright weave poles.

Class tuition:

$215 for 7 weeks of class