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Summer Workshops Announced

Friday, 09 June 2017 10:17

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

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 09:32

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

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 09:01

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

Friday, 12 May 2017 06:55

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

Friday, 05 May 2017 07:11

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

Monday, 20 March 2017 09:28

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

Monday, 13 March 2017 12:09

*** 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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New Puppy Kindergarten Class

Monday, 06 March 2017 10:10

Due to popular demand, WOOFS! has opened another Puppy Kindergarten class! Puppy Kindergarten is now available during four time slots on Thursday evenings:

* 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (new!)

* 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

* 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

* 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Your puppy's socialization window starts to close at 16 weeks. Before then, your puppy must be positively introduced to all manners of people, dogs, sounds, textures, sights, and situations - not to mention get a foundation in house-training, crate training, bite inhibition, and manners. WOOFS! is here to help with our open-enrollment Puppy Kindergarten class (join any time!) and FREE weekly Puppy Parties, so you can give your puppy the best start in life. The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior recommends that puppies start socializing in safe environments as early as 8 weeks of age as long as they have had their first round of vaccinations.

Register your puppy for class online!

 

   

Fun Dog Show 2017

Monday, 27 February 2017 09:08

Come join us at the Fun Dog Show to benefit the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria!  The fundraiser is a dog-friendly and kid-friendly event featuring a doggy costume contest and a St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Animal Welfare League of AlexandriaSaturday, March 4:  Alexandria's Fun Dog Show
Location:  Alexandria's Old Town Market Square
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Features:  Doggy Irish Costume Contest - prizes for Most Outrageous, Most Creative, Dog-Owner Look-Alike, and Luckiest Dog. The Ballyshanners Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade kicks off at 12:00 pm after the contest ends.

Register online today!

 

   

President's Day Weekend 2017

Thursday, 16 February 2017 12:42

In observance of President's Day Weekend 2017, we have the following notices regarding the schedule:

*  Adolescent Playgroup and Puppy Party will be OPEN on Saturday, February 18th.
 
*  There are NO CLASSES at Ballston Campus on Saturday, February 18th through Monday, February 20th.
 
*  There are NO CLASSES at Shirlington Campus on Saturday, February 18th through Monday, February 20th.
 
Ballston Campus daycare will be CLOSED on Monday, February 20th.
 
Shirlington Campus daycare will be OPEN on Monday, February 20th.
 
Shirlington Campus boarding will be OPEN regular hours all weekend (9:00 am to 7:00 pm).
 
Please call (703-536-7877) or email if you have any questions.  Have a safe and enjoyable weekend!

 

   

Team Members Named Karen Pryor Certified Training Partners

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 09:48

KPA 216x133WOOFS! would like to congratulate three team members who have graduated with distinction and been named Certified Training Partners by the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior: Apprentice Trainer Marti Friedman, General Manager Cynthia Robertson, and Agility Trainer Melissa Bishop. 

Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior is an innovative institution committed to educating, certifying, and promoting the next generation of animal trainers.  Certified Training Partners participate in an extensive educational program culminating in a detailed assessment of their technical ability and hands-on skill teaching pet owners and training pet dogs. Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training PartnerSuccessful candidates must complete the program, earn the equivalent of an A on each component of the assessment, and pledge to uphold the high standards and practices of Karen Pryor Academy.

We are incredibly proud of this achievement, and of Marti, Cynthia, and Melissa's continued dedication to world class animal training!

 

   

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