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...
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
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...