Early Neurological Stimulation

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Seminar Format: 1 and 2 Day

This seminar focuses on the newborn pup at 3 -16 days of age. During this time period their eyes are closed and their digestive system is limited requiring periodic stimulation by their dam who routinely licks them in order to promote digestion.  Researchers have noted that new born pups are immature and under-developed canines that are sensitive to a restricted class of stimuli which includes thermal and tactile stimulation, motion and locomotion. Dr. Battaglia, discusses and demonstrates how to use the five stimulating exercises that give each pup an advantage. The development of these exercises was uncovered by the "Bio Sensor" program in order to give  each pup a superior advantage. Dr. Battaglia demonstrates each exercise and he shows the audience how they should  stimulate their  pups.

The U.S. Military in their canine program developed this method and it still serves as a guide to what works. In an effort to improve the performance of dogs used for military purposes, a program called "Bio Sensor" was developed. Later, it became known to the public as the "Super Dog" Program. Their studies confirmed a specific time period when neurological stimulation has optimum results. This early period of life involves a window of time that begins at the third day of life and lasts until the sixteenth day. It is this interval of time when there is rapid neurological growth and development, and therefore it is a period of great importance to the puppy.

In tests of learning, stimulated pups were found to be more active and were more exploratory than their non- stimulated littermates over which they were dominant in competitive situations.

Core topics include the following:

  • The period of early life
  • Limitations of new born pups
  • How to stimulate a pups neurological system
  • Description of the five exercises
  • How to handle pups while stimulating them
  • Benefits of early stimulation
  • Socialization issues

This seminar is supported with a DVD called "Choosing the Best Puppy"

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