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Laura Sharkey to Speak at APDT

Monday, 15 October 2012 11:41

Congratulations to owner Dr. Laura Sharkey on her upcoming lectures at the The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) annual educational conference.  Her talks include "Everything I Know I Learned From Playing Tug" and "Stop Talking, Start Training", a presentation of our signature Tranquil Training™ program. We are very proud that she has been asked to speak to such an esteemed group of professionals.

Reminder: Ballston will be closed for day care on Weds the 1th and Thurs the 17th, and there will be no class or puppy party at Ballston from Tues the 15th through Mon the 12th. Our trainers will return on Tues the 23rd, ready to share what they've learned!


Laura Sharkey To Speak at Green Festival

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 15:14

WOOFS! owner Dr. Laura Sharkey will be speaking on the Pet Stage this Saturday at 4pm. She will be talking about why relationship based training is healthier for both you and your dog. The Green Festival takes place this weekend at the Washington DC Convention Center. WOOFS! has a limited number of FREE passes if you are interested in attending.

Read more: Laura Sharkey To Speak at Green Festival


No daycare evaluations noon-3pm on Monday 9/17

Sunday, 16 September 2012 20:14

We are unable to conduct any daycare evaluations on Monday 9/17 between noon and 3pm due to a mandatory manager meeting. 


New Puppy Classes!

Friday, 22 June 2012 11:53

We have added two new puppy classes. These classes have a small group format with a maximum of 6 students per class.  

The session is only 5 weeks long but each class is 1.5 hrs. The emphasis is on providing individual attention and teaching basic skills to fluency. 

Classes start on Friday July 6 at 7pm or Friday August 10 at 7 pm. Call 703-379-9022 to register. 



JULY 4th

Thursday, 21 June 2012 13:06

The 4th of July is just around the corner!  Please remember that WOOFS! Ballston campus will be closed for daycare, but Shirlington will be open for both daycare and boarding. 


Erica Pytlovany in the News!

Monday, 23 January 2012 13:42

WOOFS! Trainer and Rally Obedience expert Erica Pytlovany has been published in the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) nationwide bi-monthly magazine, "The Chronicle of the Dog".

Her article on Rally Obedience appeared in the 2011 Nov/Dec issue.  Erica is also writing a series of articles on effective group class teaching that will be published over the next year.  Erica is an extraordinary trainer whose innovative classroom exercises help to make training fun and efective for both dog and handler.  You can learn more about Rally Obedience at Rally-O and subscribe to the Chronicle at Chronicle of the Dog

Erica's rally classes are held on Saturdays between 1pm and 4pm. If you think you might be interested in Rally you are welcome to come observe a class (without your dog please) any time.

Congrats to Erica! 



Tuesday, 01 November 2011 12:00

The new Rally Obedience schedule is up!

Classes start Jan. 7, 2012

Register now!


Classes Cancelled!

Friday, 26 August 2011 10:08

All classes cancelled this weekend (8/27) due to Hurricane Irene! NO Puppy Party either. Stay safe!


Sports for Pups

Friday, 12 August 2011 00:00

WOOFS! was featured in the Ballston-Virginia Square Patch. Click here to read the article on Patch.

Posted 8/12/2011

Read more: Sports for Pups


Agility Schedule Posted

Monday, 07 March 2011 09:38

Posted 9/20/2011

Click here to view the AGILITY SCHEDULE.


Obedience and Rally Schedule

Thursday, 10 February 2011 09:36

Posted 11/5/2012

Click here to view the OBEDIENCE AND RALLY SCHEDULE.


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