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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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  • Puppy Parties Closed October 1st, 2016

    September 26, 2016:

    Puppy Parties and Adolescent Playgroup will be CLOSED on Saturday, October 1st as WOOFS! will be hosting an educational event at our Ballston Campus this weekend.

    * Please call (703-536-7877) or email if you have any questions. *

  • Free Workshops at Your Dog's Friend

    September 26, 2016:

    WOOFS! owner Laura Sharkey and senior trainer Erica Pytlovany are scheduled for talks this fall at Your Dog's Friend in Rockville Maryland.  Come on out -- we'd see some of our familiar, friendly faces!

    Your Dog's Friend

    Teaching Tricks to Soothe the Savage Beast
    Saturday, Oct 1, 1:30 – 3:30pm

    Saturday, Oct 1, 1:30 – 3:30pm
    Speaker: Erica Pytlovany, KPA CTP

    We often put animal training into two categories: serious training (like down, stay and heel) and fun training (like agility and tricks). To our dogs, these are all the same thing! Learn how you can use ‘silly’ tricks to help with aggressive behavior, anxiety, or other behavior challenges.


    Advocating for Your Dog with Family, Neighbors, Veterinarians, and Even Strangers
    Saturday, Nov 5, 1:30 – 3:30pm
    Speaker: Laura Sharkey, KPA CTP

    If you have a sensitive dog (shy, fearful, reactive) or one with a specific training plan, you know how difficult it can be to communicate your dog's needs to other people in a way that they will respect. A stranger, saying that all dogs LOVE her, insists on approaching your shy dog. When your dog barks for attention, your spouse caves in and gives him treats, just to keep him quiet. Your neighbor lets her dog run to your because her off-leash dog is "friendly". Your vet rushes through your appointment without explaining your dog's medical condition. Or a friend insists that using a prong collar would solve all your problems. In this workshop, we will go over many different situations and provide you with ideas to help you be your dog's best advocate.


    All workshops are free of charge but advance registration is required.  Your Dog's Friend is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose goal is to help keep dogs out of shelters by educating and supporting their humans. Register online at: http://yourdogsfriend.org/workshop-registration/

  • Pricing and Policy Changes

    September 1, 2016:

    Effective September 1st 2016, WOOFS! is transitioning from an open admission daycare to a much smaller, more exclusive service. Our screening standards will increase from high to downright picky in order to ensure that all your dog's playmates are the nicest of the nice - just like your dog.

    Daycare policies will change as follows:

    - Daycare rates will increase from a base rate of $36 to $38. The half day rate will increase from $25 to $27.

    - Boarding rates will increase to $58 for crate boarding and $68 for suite boarding.

    - Weekend daycare will no longer be available, although boarding dogs will still get plenty of play time.

    - Daycare activities at the Shirlington Campus will end an hour earlier, at 6 pm, although you still have until 7 pm to pick up your dog with no late fee. Your dog will wait calmly for your arrival in a crate or suite, where we are happy to feed them dinner. This will eliminate the high levels of stress and arousal that accompany evening pick-ups. 

    - Dogs must have successfully attended daycare within the last six months to be considered for boarding.


    Questions? Just reach out to us in person or by email.

  • Pass Sale!

    August 24, 2016:

    Last chance to purchase a pass package before our prices go up!

    Between Thursday, August 25th and Wednesday, August 31st, 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 Wednesday, August 31st, 2016.  
    Call, email or come in to purchase!


  • Puppies Parties Cancelled August 20th, 2016

    August 18, 2016:

    Puppy Parties and Adolescent Playgroup will be CLOSED on Saturday August 20th as WOOFS! will be hosting an educational event at our Ballston Campus this weekend.

    Puppy Kindergarten will remain OPEN tonight, Thursday August 18th.

    * Please call (703-536-7877) or email if you have any questions. *



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