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Animal therapy & hike with puppies/dogs

Chatsworth, CanadaPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Birgitt

90 mins
Includes drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, German

What you'll do

Puppy and Dog Paradise in Glenelg

Give yourself a break from the winter blues and all that time indoors!
Meet our lovely pack of canines and go for a beautiful nature hike with them!

Discover petting, and feeding up close experience with our special friendly farm puppies and dogs. See how we raise them to be calm, intelligent, and grow up properly. Play with the pups and learn how to train them. Learn the language of dogs, and understand their nuances. Animals can make you forget all about your problems and make you laugh. Our babies are naturally very cute, friendly, social, and curious. Walk and play with our animals.

Bring food if you wish and lets create a Family Picnic! (regulations on not serving food).

Many people are disconnected with nature and animals, spending most of their day on their phones and computers. This is your chance to form a meaningful connection with life in the country and get to discover a relationship with nature and these wonderful creatures. Your special time to recharge, relax and revitalize your Body, Mind and Spirit.

Meet New Friends, Feeding, Education, Excitement & Fun for Everyone!

Other things to note

Ask about getting close animals to gently introduce yourself. You may get a little dirty. Safety first - open palm feeding. SUPERVISION for safety always, No wondering on own. Please ask if you can come outside hours. No smoking or pets.
Puppy and Dog Paradise in Glenelg

Give yourself a break from the winter blues and all that time indoors!
Meet our lovely pack of canines and go for a beautiful nature hike with them!

Discover petting, and feeding up close experience with our special friendly farm puppies and dogs. See how we raise them to be calm, intelligent, and grow up properly. Play with the pups and learn how to train them. Learn the language of do…

Birgitt's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Drinks
From £15
/ person
Sat, 8 May
£15 per person
£15 per person
Sun, 9 May
£15 per person
£15 per person
Thu, 13 May
£15 per person
£15 per person

Meet your host, Birgitt

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 16 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Dear visitor,

Out of the wonderful experience with my first Border Collie puppy, which was properly raised and trained four months with her entire dog family, I had the idea to do this as well with the puppies. I wanted to show how important it is for them to have time with their parents, to live with their siblings, and be ready to spend the rest of their beautiful lives with us humans. If you give them a chance, they easily learn how to behave, and make us happy. We believe that after around four months, lots of patience, they will be the best companion possible. A dog who can develop the right way can be healing for us.
Dear visitor,

Out of the wonderful experience with my first Border Collie puppy, which was properly raised and trained four months with her entire dog family, I had the idea to do this as well with the puppies. I wanted to show how important it is for them to have time with their parents, to live with their siblings, and be ready to spend the rest of their beautiful lives with us humans. If you give them a chance, they easily learn how to behave, and make us happy. We believe that af…
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Where you'll be

About Backhaus Farm:

Surrounded by nature with many song birds, scenic hilltop views, and occasional deer sightings. We are next to Saugeen Conservation Areas managed forest, which make for beautiful nature excursions on our groomed trails. Located on a 42-acre property, we're adjacent to Bells Lake, a Class 1 Wetland tucked into the rolling landscape of Grey County. Join the dogs and I, as we explore the gorgeous countryside.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

Peter
April 2021
Birgitt puts a lot of love and care into her dogs. They are extremely happy creatures, in an open healthy environment. Birgitt has a refreshing, organic outlook on life that often goes unnoticed and unappreciated. Thank you Birgitt for being a great host and caretaker for the dogs.
Birgitt puts a lot of love and care into her dogs. They are extremely happy creatures, in an open healthy environment. Birgitt has a refreshing, organic outlook on life that often…
Erica
April 2021
It was a great time with dogs. My kids didn’t want to leave. I wish we had know we could stay over as well. She taught my kids a lot about the dogs too.
Kevin
April 2021
It was such a wonderful animal experience! My kids 8 and 11 loved loved loved the dogs. Birgitt was amazing, she trained her dogs really well. We took a walk on her large property while playing and Interacting with the dogs. Birgitt taught us a lot about training and caring for the dogs. She showed us her garden of fruit trees, hopefully next time we visit we will be lucky to see the fruits! It was worth the drive and as soon as we left my kids already asked when will we be back.
It was such a wonderful animal experience! My kids 8 and 11 loved loved loved the dogs. Birgitt was amazing, she trained her dogs really well. We took a walk on her large property…
Vatsal
April 2021
We had fantastic time with Birgitt. She is a lovely woman, and very kind hearted. Her love for dogs is immense and way she takes care of them is unbelievable. We made a friend and my girlfriend and I are going to help Birgitt in the summer with her farm. She is extremely welcoming and she sang us great songs which made us emotional. This was one of the best experiences we have had on Airbnb
We had fantastic time with Birgitt. She is a lovely woman, and very kind hearted. Her love for dogs is immense and way she takes care of them is unbelievable. We made a friend and…
Joanne
March 2021
Birgitt was great and her dogs were amazing. It was wonderful to hang out with them walking around her farm for the afternoon. We and especially our kids had a great time. We are still talking about it.
Hasmig
March 2021
Birgitt was a phenomenal host and went above and beyond to make sure our experience was fun. My friends and I had the greatest time playing with her dogs while walking on her beautiful property and listening to Birgitt tell us tips and stories about her line of work and about the dogs. It was such an enlightening experience because the dogs were very well trained and so friendly, they made us all very happy and loved. I highly recommend anyone to bring their family and/or friends to this place. I will definitely come back again, especially in the summer. Birgitt is a lovely woman who really cares about her dogs and has such a welcoming, warm energy. My friends and I do not have dogs but we learned so much about them and how they are trained.
Birgitt was a phenomenal host and went above and beyond to make sure our experience was fun. My friends and I had the greatest time playing with her dogs while walking on her beaut…

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Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

weather-appropriate clothing and footwear

raw organic vegetable food scraps for our family animals (cut Carrots, raw sweet potatoe cubes, apple slices, banana pieces)