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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.


  • Wags and Whiskers on Sat August 22

    July 29, 2015:

    Wags and WhiskersMark your calendars -- WOOFS! Dog Training will again be a sponsor of Wags and Whiskers pet-oriented street festival in Shirlington Village.  The event is free and friendly dogs are welcome.  

    From the Shirlington Village website:
    "Wags n’ Whiskers is a community-oriented event for animal loving shoppers of all ages to spend an afternoon at The Village at Shirlington with their pet. The event features 60+ onsite exhibitors ranging from pet services and accessories to onsite adoptions. In addition to the onsite exhibitors, Wags n’ Whiskers hosts pet photos ($5), live music, and children’s activities such as face painting, balloon art, strolling entertainment and more."

    Date:  Saturday, August 22, 2015
    Time:  10am-4pm
    Location:  The Village at Shirlington

    Come visit our booth!


  • Shirlington power out Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    July 28, 2015:

    Alert for Tuesday, July 28, 2015:

    Power is out at the Shirlington campus and the surrounding area due to a downed power line on George Mason Drive. This means we have no air conditioning until the power is restored and we do expect the building to get warm.

    • Agility classes: All Shirlington classes are cancelled tonight
    • Daycare dogs: We recommend early pick up if possible
    • Boarding dogs: We will monitor the building temperature and provide all dogs with plenty of water. If it gets warm we will offer cooling treats like kiddie pools or ice cubes. We do not anticipate an extended outage.

    Please email info@woofsdogtraining with any questions, or call the Ballston campus at 703-526-0218.

    UPDATED 6:00PM:  Power is back!  Thanks to everyone for your flexibility.

  • Agility Classes Posted

    July 6, 2015:

    agilityThe next agility schedule has been posted!

    Agility I, Puppy Agility and Flyball are now 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:  July 20 (9:00am)
    Draw closes:  July 26 (midnight)
    Draw notification date:  August 3
    Open registration for all students:  August 5 (9am)
    Payment due date:  August 7

    Classes begin the week of August 16.

    The agility draw entry form will be available on our website on Monday, July 20 at 9:00am. All entries MUST come through our web page.

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

  • Daycare closed to new dogs

    July 2, 2015:

    Due to capacity restraints, WOOFS! daycare is not currently accepting new daycare or boarding dogs over the age of 6 months to either the Ballston or Shirlington Campus.  We are still accepting  puppies under the age of 6 months at the Shirlington Campus.  If your dog is six months of age or older and you are interested in daycare, please join our waitlist.


  • Daycare closing early / Agility Workshop

    June 17, 2015:

    Two related announcements:

    SHIRLINGTON DAYCARE: Shirlington campus daycare will close at 3:00pm this Saturday, June 20. Daycare dogs must be picked up by 3:00pm. Boarding dogs will start their evening routine early and be back out around 8:00pm. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    Have you ever been curious about USDAA Snooker and Gamblers classes? Hesitant to sign up because you’re not quite sure about the rules? Would you like to improve your strategy for these fun games? Join us for a Snooker & Gamblers seminar presented by USDAA vice-president Andy Hartman! Workshop is from 4:00 - 7:00pm on Saturday, June 20.  There are still a few working spots available and auditors are welcome.  


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