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About Our Puppies

EARLY SCENT INTRO & EARLY NEUROLOGICAL STIMULATION

By Dr. Carman Battaglia & Dr. Gayle Watkins. Copied from The Badass Breeder Guide

ENS - Puppies are exposed to a different scent every day from 3 days old to day 16. Some scents used are garlic, rosemary, soil, foods, etc...

Benefits:

Nose awareness and confidence! Great for hunting, tracking, and diabetic alert dogs, just to name a few.

ENS - 5 exercised that are performed for 3-5 seconds, from 3 days old to 16 days.

1. Tactical stimulation(between toes)

2. Head held erect

3. Supine position

4. Thermal stimulation

Benefits:

1. Improved cardiovascular performance(heart rate)

2. Stronger heart beats

3. Stronger adrenal glands

4. More tolerance to stress

5. Greater resistance to disease

NOVELTY ITEMS & CURRICULUM EXPOSURE ACTIVITES

Novelty: Week 3 until go home day

Curriculum: Week 3 until go home day

NOVELTY ITEMS - Puppies are exposed to Pillows, buckets, apples, wood, plants, stuffed animals, balls, boots, different fabrics, etc...

CURRICULUM EXPOSURE - Puppies are exposed to Blocks, tactile boards, balance boards, tunnel, water bottles, ball pit, snuffle mats, reflective items, brain games, water exposure, slide, etc...

HANDLING EXERCISES & NOISE EXPOSURE

Handling: Day 16 until go home day

Sound: Birth until go home day

HANDLING: We rub their ears & their body, cover eyes, touch all paws, nose & the inside of their mouth, tug their ears & tail, etc... Handling starts off very gentle and gradually increase pressure as they get older.

SOUND - Classical music is playing 24/7 and when they're about 5 weeks old, we start playing different genres of music along with youtube videos of fireworks, trains, city life, country life, cars, dogs barking, doorbell, babies crying(least favorite), loud footsteps, etc...

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