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Puppy Chronicles–Day 5

Friday, August 28, 2009

Nap Time1

The Three Muskateers pile onto their cooling towel for their afternoon nap.  The extremely hot temperatures causes the puppies great discomfort in the middle of the day.

I started Early Neurological Stimulation (sometimes called Bio Sensor Stimulation) with the puppies today on this, their fourth day of life. Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS) consists of five exercises performed on each puppy once per day, everyday from about age 3-16 days when their nervous systems are rapidly developing.  The idea is to jumpstart the nervous, adrenal and pituitary systems.

Results? Puppies who receive this stimulation have stronger heart beats, greater resistance to infectious disease and some cancers, and are more tolerant of stress.  They tend to be more confident, curious and excel in competitive situations.

German Shepherds are working dogs, so it’s logical for me to follow this program with my puppies.  I’m expecting that I will produce dogs that are confident, quick learners, who will do well as protection dogs, family pets, and obedience dogs.

It is my intention to give these pups the best start to life, and their new owners will enjoy having them around and interacting with them.

The houseboy came to work today for the first time since the puppies were born.  Cody doesn’t like this man.  Cody doesn’t like anyone outside of her immediate family, come to think of it.  So, we had to trick her.  He had to enter our premises very quietly and work in the yard building the kennels.

It worked.  He was able to get on with his work, and Cody being non the wiser, settled down to the business of taking care of her puppies.

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