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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.

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Pug with leashWOOFS! is a full-service training, boarding, and daycare facility with two locations in Arlington, VA. We offer dog daycare, overnight & vacation dog boarding, a range of classes including puppy kindergarten, basic to advanced obedience, Rally-O, and Agility, as well as puppy socialization, private dog and puppy training lessons, aggression consultations, and board & train.


  • Holiday Closings Through End of 2014

    November 9, 2014:

    christmas 100UPDATED 12/13/2014: The following schedule will be in effect for the winter holidays.  

    When daycare is closed, Shirlington boarding is open from 9:00am to 9:00pm.  Make your reservations early!


    Shirlington AND Ballston daycare closed on the following days:
    Wednesday, 12/24
    Thursday, 12/25
    Friday, 12/26
    Saturday, 12/27
    Sunday, 12/28
    Monday, 12/29 - Ballston daycare CLOSED, Shirlington daycare open
    Tuesday, 12/30 - Ballston daycare CLOSEDShirlington daycare open
    Wednesday, 12/31
    Thursday, 1/1 
    Friday, 1/2 - Ballston daycare CLOSEDShirlington daycare open 

     ** Is your dog staying with with us over the holidays?  Boarding dogs have ALL DAY PLAY on the daycare floor even when daycare is closed to non-boarding dogs!

  • Labor Day Class and Daycare Schedule

    October 6, 2014:

    In observance of Columbus Day, we have the following notices regarding the schedule:

    *  All daycare (Ballston and Shirlington) is OPEN on Monday, October 13th.

    *  Adolescent and Puppy Party are OPEN on Saturday, October 11th.

    *  There are NO CLASSES on Saturday, October 11th through Monday, October 13th.  Classes resume on Tuesday, October 14th.

    Please call (703-536-7877) or email if you have any questions.  Have a safe and enjoyable weekend!

  • Agility Classes Posted

    August 28, 2014:

    agilityThe next agility schedule has been posted!

    Agility I and Puppy Agility are open for registration.  All upper level classes (Agility II and above) will be handled by random draw lottery.  

    The schedule for the draw:

    Draw opens to current students:  September 15 (9:00am)
    Draw closes:  September 21 (midnight)
    Draw notification date:  September 29
    Open registration for all students:  October 1 (9am)
    Payment due date:  October 10

    The agility draw entry form will be available on our website on September 15 at 9:00am. All entries MUST come through our web page.

    Please contact us at info@woofsdogtraining.com with any questions.

  • Ballston Daycare is Accepting Dogs

    June 28, 2014:

    The WOOFS! Ballston campus has reopened to new dogs.  If you previously requested to join the waitlist, you can expect to hear from us over the next few days. 

    Schedule a FREE evaluation:  call 703-536-7877 or email info@woofsdogtraining.com.  Appointments are scheduled between 11:00am–4:00pm (Saturdays and Sundays at Shirlington only).  Bring a copy of your dog’s up-to-date vaccination record.

    Please email info@woofsdogtraining.com with any questions!

  • Laura Sharkey Writing Column for ARLnow

    June 11, 2014:

    ARLnowWOOFS! is currently sponsoring The Local Woof for ARLnow, our Arlington local news source.  The Local Woof will cover a variety of topics relating to dog ownership, training and behavior.  Articles are written by WOOFS! owner Laura Sharkey.  

    Check out Laura's first two pieces:

    >> On Leash Greetings
    >> Dining Out with Fido

    We are excited for the opportunity to provide this information to our local community!

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