We Speak Dog
Also puppy, mutt, pooch, hound and tail-wagger

Nobody knows dogs better than the staff at WOOFS! Between all 18 of us, we have 130+ years of experience training and looking after dogs—and more professional certification letters after our names than you can shake a bully stick at.

Learn MoreThat’s the kind of expertise you want in your corner when you need
help with your dog.


Dog-tec Dog Walking Academy

Academies beginning at WOOFS!
in 2017!



Group training class

With 40 classes a week,
which one is right for you?
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Meet our Trainers

WOOFS! trainers have the
skills and experience
your dog needs!



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Classes, holidays and closings 
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  • President's Day Weekend 2017

    February 16, 2017:

    In observance of President's Day Weekend 2017, we have the following notices regarding the schedule:

    *  Adolescent Playgroup and Puppy Party will be OPEN on Saturday, February 18th.
    *  There are NO CLASSES at Ballston Campus on Saturday, February 18th through Monday, February 20th.
    *  There are NO CLASSES at Shirlington Campus on Saturday, February 18th through Monday, February 20th.
    Ballston Campus daycare will be CLOSED on Monday, February 20th.
    Shirlington Campus daycare will be OPEN on Monday, February 20th.
    Shirlington Campus boarding will be OPEN regular hours all weekend (9:00 am to 7:00 pm).
    Please call (703-536-7877) or email if you have any questions.  Have a safe and enjoyable weekend!


  • Team Members Named Karen Pryor Certified Training Partners

    January 24, 2017:

    KPA 216x133WOOFS! would like to congratulate three team members who have graduated with distinction and been named Certified Training Partners by the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior: Apprentice Trainer Marti Friedman, General Manager Cynthia Robertson, and Agility Trainer Melissa Bishop. 

    Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior is an innovative institution committed to educating, certifying, and promoting the next generation of animal trainers.  Certified Training Partners participate in an extensive educational program culminating in a detailed assessment of their technical ability and hands-on skill teaching pet owners and training pet dogs. Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training PartnerSuccessful candidates must complete the program, earn the equivalent of an A on each component of the assessment, and pledge to uphold the high standards and practices of Karen Pryor Academy.

    We are incredibly proud of this achievement, and of Marti, Cynthia, and Melissa's continued dedication to world class animal training!


  • Inauguration Day 2017

    January 16, 2017:

    Due to many road closures planned and the high volume of traffic expected for Inauguration Day and the Women's March, the following closings will take place:

    * Obedience and Tricks classes on Friday, January 20th, and Saturday, January 21st are CANCELLED. An additional class will be added to the end of your session to make up for this missed class. We apologize for any inconvenience this change has caused.   **Nosework and Agility classes will run as scheduled**
    * Adolescent and Puppy Party will be OPEN on Saturday, January 21st.
    Ballston Campus daycare will be CLOSED on Friday, January 20th.
    * Shirlington Campus daycare will be OPEN on Friday, January 20th.
    Shirlington Campus boarding will be OPEN regular hours all weekend (9:00 am to 7:00 pm).
    Please call (703-536-7877) or email if you have any questions.  Have a safe weekend!


  • Pass Sale

    January 10, 2017:

    Between Saturday, January 14th and Friday, January 20th, 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 Friday January 20th, 2017.  
    Call, email or come in to purchase!

  • K9 Nosework seminar Jan 22, 2017

    December 30, 2016:

    WOOFS! is pleased to host a K9 Nosework seminar by Jacy Kelley (Canine Copilots) on Sunday, January 22. Topic is Container Mysteries: "This full day workshop is geared towards those that are trialing and having struggles with containers, distractions, or anything else that can cause problems."

    Limited working spots are $100:  Working spots are now full

    Auditor spots (unlimited spaces) are $50:  Register at https://woofsdogtraining.dogbizpro.com/public/registration/events.aspx?event=2502


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