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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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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.


  • 2014 HOWL-iday Workshop

    November 10, 2014:

    WOOFS! Dog Jumping

    Dates:  Saturday December 6 and 13
    Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm
    Location:  Ballston Campus

    Description:  Join us for a two part workshop to prepare your dog for the upcoming holiday season.  The November and December bring exciting new experiences for our dogs: holiday guests, holiday decorations, gifts and presents, holiday foods, and more.  Teach your dog how to greet guests appropriately, to ignore holiday decorations, and to give back presents that weren’t intended for the dog!

    Workshop is $60 for both dates; please plan to attend both sessions.  Dog must have completed (or be currently enrolled in) any WOOFS! class.  Limit 8 dogs per workshop.  Register online or call 703-536-7877.

  • Holiday Closings Through End of 2014

    November 9, 2014:

    The following schedule will be in effect for Thanksgiving and the winter holidays.  

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

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    Wednesday, 11/25:  Ballston daycare CLOSED
    Wednesday, 11/25:  Shirlington daycare OPEN 7:00am - 7:00pm

    Shirlington AND Ballston daycare closed on the following days:
    Thursday, 11/26
    Friday, 11/27
    Saturday, 11/29
    Sunday, 11/30


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    Shirlington AND Ballston daycare closed on the following days:
    Wednesday, 12/24
    Thursday, 12/25
    Friday, 12/26
    Saturday, 12/27
    Sunday, 12/28




    Shirlington AND Ballston daycare closed on the following days:

    Wednesday, 12/31
    Thursday, 1/1
    Friday, 1/2 - Ballston Daycare CLOSED
    Friday, 1/2 - Shirlington OPEN for DAYCARE 9:00am – 7:00pm

     ** 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!

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