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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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Dog-tec Dog Walking Academy

Academies beginning at WOOFS!
in 2017!



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Classes, holidays and closings 
for classes and daycare


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  • Memorial Day Closings 2017

    May 23, 2017:

    In observance of Memorial Day Weekend 2017, we have the following notices regarding the schedule:

    *  There are NO CLASSES at Shirlington Campus on Friday, May 26th through Monday, May 29th.
    *  There are NO CLASSES at Ballston Campus on Saturday, May 27th through Monday, May 29th.
    *  Adolescent Playgroup and Puppy Party will be CLOSED on Saturday, May 27th. 
    Ballston daycare will be CLOSED on Monday, May 29th.
    Shirlington daycare will be OPEN on Monday, May 29th.
    Shirlington boarding will be OPEN regular hours all weekend (9:00 am to 9:00 pm).
    Please call (703-536-7877) or email if you have any questions.  Have a wonderful holiday weekend!


  • 15 Year Anniversary Pass Sale

    May 12, 2017:

    partyHelp us celebrate our 15th Anniversary and get some savings at the same time!

    Between Monday, May 22nd and Sunday, May 28th, 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 Sunday May 28th, 2017.

    Call, email, or come in to purchase!

    ** Passes can only be used at Ballston Campus until June 30th, 2017. Passes will transfer to Shirlington Campus. **


  • AWLA Walk for the Animals 2017

    May 5, 2017:

    Come join us at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington's Walk for the Animals!  The fundraiser is a dog-friendly and kid-friendly event and WOOFS! will be performing training and trick demos!

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    Saturday, May 6th:  Animal Welfare League of Arlington's Walk for the Animals
    Location:  Animal Welfare League of Arlington, 2650 South Arlington Mill Drive
    Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
    Features:  3 or 1 mile walk/stroll, doggy costume contest, bouncy houses, face painter, balloon artist, food trucks, photo booth, and much more!

    Register online today!

  • Non-Holiday Closings March 2017

    March 20, 2017:

    Please take note of the following non-holiday closings as many of our trainers and managers will be attending the educational event ClickerExpo in Stamford, CT: 

    Ballston Campus daycare will be CLOSED on Wednesday, March 29th, through Friday, March 31st.
    Shirlington Campus daycare and boarding will remain OPEN. Ballston dogs are always welcome at Shirlington!
    Adolescent Playgroup and Puppy Party will be CLOSED on Saturday, April 1st. All other classes will run on regular schedule unless you have been explicitly notified otherwise by your instructor.
    Please call (703-536-7877) or email if you have any questions.

  • Winter Storm Stella

    March 13, 2017:

    *** UPDATED 12:15 pm Tuesday, March 14th *** 

    * Due to the snowy and icy road conditions, all classes at both Ballston and Shirlington campuses will be CANCELLED on Tuesday, March 14th. Please check your email for updates on makeup classes.

    * Ballston Campus daycare will be CLOSED today, Tuesday, March 14th. Shirlington Campus daycare will remain OPEN. Ballston dogs are always welcome at Shirlington Campus!

    * Due to predicted blizzard conditions, all classes at both Ballston and Shirlington campuses will be CANCELLED on Monday, March 13th. Please check your email for updates on makeup classes.

    We hope you and your dogs stay warm and safe!

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