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Borzoi Love: Relaxing your mind

animal encounter

Borzoi Love: Relaxing your mind

Paused through July 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
animal encounter

Borzoi Love: Relaxing your mind

animal encounter

Borzoi Love: Relaxing your mind

Paused through July 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

I will introduce you to the Borzoi and we will welcome you in a comfortable, light-filled room with an open fire, looking out over secluded gardens, deep in famous Roslin Glen, close to Edinburgh. These aristocratic dogs are very affectionate and tactile, and each has their own distinct personality. As you get to know them, you will be learning about how to use positive reinforcement - a modern training philosophy - to communicate with the dogs in a kind way. Then, as you enjoy playing with the Borzoi, I will share with you the latest scientific ideas about how humans and dogs learn and change; and about stress responses and ways to relax. You will then explore these ideas by doing some Havening Techniques with the Borzoi assisting; for example doing fun thought-experiments, changing some unwanted responses, and working towards a particular goal. What you are exploring will be private to you. Once you have experienced some Havening, we can enjoy some hot or cold drinks, biscuits and more chill-out time with the Borzoi.

Your host

Learn more about Carol

Carol

I am an artist, inventor, author and specialist in the senses and change. I really love helping people to enjoy engaging with these rare and giant dogs, and to explore new relaxation techniques. As one of the first people in the world to become a certified Havening Techniques® trainer, I have found it wonderful to combine this science-based psychosensory system with my knowledge as an animal trainer in order to to create and develop Animal-assisted Havening. Borzoi, beautiful and gentle wolfhounds from Russia, are particularly suited to helping you explore Havening pleasantly and effectively

What's included

Food
Biscuits
Drinks
Tea, coffee, juice or water

Where you'll be

You will meet the Borzoi in my home, hidden deep in historic, wooded Roslin glen, at the site of ancient archeological finds. This is an old croft, filled with art, and inside it is very home-made and colourful. People say this is a special, enchanted place; that it makes them think of their childhood, and brings back that sense of play, creativity and of time seeming to stop; and I feel so lucky to have lived here for over thirty-five years.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 7 and up can attend. An experience for people confident around dogs and people who enjoy simple country living.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

Comfortable, casual clothes you don't mind the dogs touching. Flat shoes are best.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

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    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Carol
Borzoi Love: Relaxing your mind
New experience
ﺩ.ﺇ189/person
New experience
ﺩ.ﺇ189/person