We Speak Dog
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.

Learn MoreThat’s the kind of expertise you want in your corner when you need
help with your dog.


Dog-tec Dog Walking Academy

Academies beginning at WOOFS!
in 2017!



Group training class

With 40 classes a week,
which one is right for you?
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Meet our Trainers

WOOFS! trainers have the
skills and experience
your dog needs!



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  • Summer Workshops Announced

    June 9, 2017:

    Four new workshops have been announced for this summer! All workshops will be held at our Ballston campus.

    Friday August 4th & 11th, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Does your dogs come to you every time you call them, without fail? This two week intensive workshop will focus on teaching your dog a reliable recall, so that when you call him, he happily comes bounding over to you. The prerequisite for this workshop is Puppy Kindergarten or a Basic Obedience class at WOOFS! or a comparable positive reinforcement training center.
    Workshop #1: Friday, July 7th, 11:45 am - 1:45 pm
    Workshop #2: Wednesday, August 9th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    A brief overview and practice run through of the elements of the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Test. The prerequisite for this class is WOOFS! Intermediate Obedience class or instructor permission.
    Friday, July 7th & 14th, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Does your dog pull you down the street on your walks? Or does he constantly stop and sit down? This workshop is a two-week intensive focus on teaching your dog to walk politely on a loose-leash at your side. The prerequisite for this workshop is Puppy Kindergarten or a Basic Obedience class at WOOFS! or a comparable positive reinforcement training center.
    Friday, July 14th, 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
    Practice Rally Obedience courses. Good for general practice with attention and heeling, also good if you're interested in competition.


  • Bark in the Park 2017

    May 31, 2017:

    unnamed-1Come join us at Clarendon Alliance and Clarendon Animal Care's 3rd annual Bark in the Park celebration!

    Sunday, June 4th:
    Location:  James Hunter Park (Clarendon Dog Park), 1299 N Herndon St
    Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Features:  A dog-friendly and kid-friendly event with live music, BBQ by Smoking Kow (free to the first 300 guests), bounce house, face-painting, balloons, and more!





  • 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!

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