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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!



Inauguration Day 2017

Monday, 16 January 2017 10:15

Due to many road closures planned and the high volume of traffic expected for Inauguration Day and the Women's March, the following closings will take place:

* Obedience and Tricks classes on Friday, January 20th, and Saturday, January 21st are CANCELLED. An additional class will be added to the end of your session to make up for this missed class. We apologize for any inconvenience this change has caused.   **Nosework and Agility classes will run as scheduled**
* Adolescent and Puppy Party will be OPEN on Saturday, January 21st.
Ballston Campus daycare will be CLOSED on Friday, January 20th.
* Shirlington Campus daycare will be OPEN on Friday, January 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 weekend!



Pass Sale

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 14:59

Between Saturday, January 14th and Friday, January 20th, 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 Friday January 20th, 2017.  
Call, email or come in to purchase!


K9 Nosework seminar Jan 22, 2017

Friday, 30 December 2016 13:31

WOOFS! is pleased to host a K9 Nosework seminar by Jacy Kelley (Canine Copilots) on Sunday, January 22. Topic is Container Mysteries: "This full day workshop is geared towards those that are trialing and having struggles with containers, distractions, or anything else that can cause problems."

Limited working spots are $100:  Working spots are now full

Auditor spots (unlimited spaces) are $50:  Register at https://woofsdogtraining.dogbizpro.com/public/registration/events.aspx?event=2502



Ballston Daycare CLOSED 12/21/16

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 12:22

NOTICE: Ballston Campus daycare will be CLOSED tomorrow (Wednesday, 12/21) as there will be a power outage in the area as Dominion Power does electrical work.

* Ballston dogs are always welcome at Shirlington Campus! *

As of now, evening classes will still run as scheduled. We will notify you if there is any change!


Schedule for Christmas and Winter Break 2016

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 08:27

The following schedule will be in effect for Christmas and the the winter holiday break:

*  BALLSTON DAYCARE is CLOSED from Friday, December 23rd through Sunday, January 1st.  We re-open on Monday, January 2nd.  Ballston dogs are welcome at Shirlington on the days that Shirlington is open for daycare.

*  SHIRLINGTON DAYCARE is on the following schedule. On days that daycare is closed, we are open 9:00am to 9:00pm for boarding pick up and drop off.

Friday, December 23
Saturday, December 24
Sunday, December 25
Monday, December 26
Tuesday, December 27
Wednesday, December 28
Thursday, December 29
Friday, December 30
Saturday, December 31
Sunday, January 1

*  There are NO CLASSES from Friday, December 23rd through Sunday, January 1st.  Classes resume as scheduled on Monday, January 2nd.

*  Puppy Party and Adolescent Playgroup will be CLOSED on Saturday, December 24th but will be OPEN on Saturday, December 31st.

*  Boarding is nearly full, make your reservations now!

Psst! Boarding dogs have ALL DAY PLAY 
even when daycare is closed!


Thanksgiving Drive 2016

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 09:13

WOOFS! is holding our 3rd annual Thanksgiving Pet Care Drive to benefit the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. Donation bins will be at Ballston and Shirlington Campuses throughout the month of November.

Requested donation items include:

- Vienna Sausages
- Pill Pockets
- Pup-Peroni®
- Pigs Ears
- Bully Sticks
- Kongs (Large & XL only)
- Kong Wobblers
- Natural Balance® Dog Food Roll
- Canned pate style wet dog food (Purina One®)
- Cat Scratchers
- Scamp or non-clump litter
- KMR® for kittens (canned)
- Royal Canine® kitten food (canned & dry)
- Canned cat food (9 Lives® or Friskies® Pate)
- Clorox Wipes
- Gift Cards to Staples & Home Depot
- White & Colored Copy Paper
- Paper Towles & Toilet Paper
- Dawn Dish Detergent

Don't have time to stop by? Donations can be sent to:

WOOFS! Dog Training Center
4241-A N. Pershing Drive
Arlington, VA 22203

Veterans Day Weekend 2016

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 09:09

In observance of Veterans Day Weekend 2016, we have the following notices regarding the schedule:

*  Adolescent and Puppy Party will be OPEN on Saturday, November 12th.
*  There are NO CLASSES at Ballston Campus on Friday, November 11th through Sunday, November 13th.   **Intermediate Obedience at 1:30 pm on Sunday will run as scheduled**
*  There are NO CLASSES at Shirlington Campus on Friday, November 11th through Sunday, November 13th.
Ballston Campus daycare will be CLOSED on Friday, November 11th.
Shirlington Campus daycare will be OPEN on Friday, November 11th.
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!




Agility Schedule Posted Nov 2016

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 18:42


The next agility schedule has been posted!

Please note the following changes to agility registration:  we are opening agility classes for registration tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct 12 at 7pm. We are NOT doing a random draw lottery this session. Instead we will allow current students to register first. This means that all current students will get first choice of the classes they want.

Tomorrow at 7 pm you will receive an email with a password to allow you to log in to a private web page to register. This "members only" registration will be open to you for two weeks. Registration will be public at noon on Wednesday, Oct 26.

If you are a current student and have not received this information as a direct email, please contact us at info@woofsdogtraining.com so we can make sure you're on the list for tomorrow.

We hope you will find this process to be easier than the draw, and we anticipate that everyone will be able to register for the classes they want.

Registration open to current students:  Weds Oct 12 @ 7pm
Registration open for all students:  Weds Oct 26 @ 12pm



Winter Workshops Announced

Friday, 07 October 2016 10:41

Three new workshops have been announced for December. Dogs must have completed (or be currently enrolled in) Puppy Kindergarten or a Basic Obedience class at WOOFS! or a comparable positive reinforcement training center. All workshops will be held at our Ballston campus.

Saturday December 3rd & 10th, 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
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.
Workshop #1: Saturday December 3rd, 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Workshop #2: Saturday, December 17th, 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Do you have an enthusiastic greeter? Are you afraid to allow your dog to meet people for fear that he might knock them over? Join us for this one day workshop to teach your dog to sit politely for greetings.
Saturday, December 10th & 17th, 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
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.

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