Early socialisation is crucial to the puppies development.Outside of the usual puppy socialisation methods, there are two early neurological puppy stimulation exercises that we do in our program as well as our standard but extensive socialisation plan.
Early Neurological stimulation is simple exercises to which we expose our puppies from starting on day 3 and finishing on day 16 this have been proven to help aid their development, resilience and coping mechanisms they will need in the future.
Benefits of introducing early puppy stimulation exercises.
Early Neurological Stimulation is a concept developed by Dr Carmen Battaglia, a breeder, AKC judge, researcher and writer.
It encompasses tactile stimulation, thermal stimulation and exposure to mild stressors, which improve your puppies’ stress responses.
Performing ENS exercises each day during this early developmental phase:
We perform 6 simple exercises every day for the 13 days ..
Holding the puppy in the laying position
Holding them with their head up
Holding them With their head down
Holding them on their back
Placing them on a cool towel (temperature resistance)
Tactical stimulation (using a cotton bud)
This is all carried out and incorporated into our daily health check ups and weighing programs.
Early Scent Introduction is a concept developed by Dr Gayle Watkins, a Golden Retriever breeder, scientist, researcher and competitor in a range of dog sports.
Our ESI program Is also started from 3 days old , we use a selection of 13 natural scents and gauge each puppies reaction to the scents.
They will either have a positive,Neutral or negative reaction all our fine their scenting ability will progress throughput the program.
Scent is the way puppies experience the world. Introducing natural scents have many benefits
We continue this method when we ask the new families to bring a item with their scent on an we then introduce their chosen puppy to the scent in preparation for when they go home .
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