Children's Programs

 Heeling House, Inc.  offers a variety of programs to meet your child’s needs.  Whether you are looking for sessions to supplement preexisting therapy, social clubs for young teens, summer camps, or an outreach program for your organization, we've got something for you.  The best part is that all of our programs include at least one of our professionally trained therapy animals.

 

A Place Where you Belong

The PACK is a completely unique new social club for young adults 12-17 years of age. The PACK’s focus is on animal related community service and education.

 

The PACK meets for a different animal related activity every other Friday evening. These activities include educational classes, guest speakers, movie and game nights, event planning, and best of all, members of The PACK will be helping to raise and train Heeling House Assistance Dogs!

 

PACK members learn positive reinforcement dog training techniques as well as appropriate ways to handle the corresponding frustration that is inherent in training a dog. Our training sessions require teamwork, which helps to build stronger bonds between the group members. In addition, our members benefit from the training sessions by learning responsibility, patience, tolerance, fairness and the importance of goal setting. Lessons the youths learn, by training the dogs, can be applied to the various challenges they face in their daily lives. Members will learn critical skills that will help them in their interactions with people (and animals) in school, at home, and later on in the workplace.

 

Our core values are:

Peer assisted learning

Assistance Dog Training Program

Community Service

Kindness and respect

 

The PACK meets bi-weekly for one hour

Membership is $15/visit

Register for upcoming PACK dates here

 
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Heeling House, Inc. is proud to be an organization that is active in our community.

We can be found in the Loudoun County, Fairfax, and Prince William School Districts, the Loudoun County Public Library System, local therapy centers, hospitals, at local meetings, events, and special occasions.  You might even run into us 'out on the town' training our animals, sharing their joy, and educating the public about the field of Animal Assisted Interactions. 

Please call (703)661-6610 or email us for details.