Early Neurological Stimulation
In an effort to improve the performance of my puppies I use a program on them starting at a very young age, called “Bio Sensor”. Based on years of research it has been found that early neurological stimulation exercises could have important and lasting effects and give them superior advantage. I begin this program when pups are three days old and lasts until the sixteenth day. It is believed that this specific time period early in life is when neurological stimulation has optimum results.
Each workout involves handling puppies once each day. The workouts require handling them one at a time while performing a series of five exercises. Listed in order of preference, I start with one pup and stimulate it using each off the five exercises. I complete the series from beginning to end before starting with the next pup. The handling of each pup once per day involves the following exercises:
Head held erect
Head pointed down
Tactile stimulation - holding the pup in one hand, I gently stimulate(tickle) the pup between the toes on any one foot using a Q-tip. It is not necessary for me to see that the pup is feeling the tickle.
Head held erect – using both hands, the pup is held perpendicular to the ground,(straight up), so that its head is directly above its tail. This is an upwards position.
Head pointed down – holding the pup firmly with both hands the head is reversed and is pointed downward so that it is pointing towards the ground.
Supine position – I hold the pup so that its back is resting in the palm of both hands with its muzzle facing the ceiling. The pup while on its back is allowed to sleep.
Thermal stimulation – I use a damp towel that has been cooled in the fridge for at least five minutes. I place the pup on the towel, feet down and do not restrain it from moving.
*Time of stimulation for each exercise is 3-5 seconds.
Please note that these exercises are not substitutions for routine handling. This program is over and above our usual daily routine of handling, play socialization and bonding.
Five benefits that have been observed in canines that were exposed to the Bio Sensor stimulation exercises are:
Improved cardio vascular performance(heart rate)
Stronger heart beats,
Stronger adrenal glands,
More tolerance to stress, and
Greater resistance to disease.