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We utilize five exercises, that were designed to stimulate the neurological system.
Each daily session involves handling the puppies once each day. We implement the
program twenty-four hours after birth. The process requires handling the puppies
one at a time while performing the series of five exercises. These five exercises
will produce neurological stimulations, none of which naturally occur during this
early period of life. The handler completes the series from beginning to end
before starting with the next puppy. The handling of each puppy once per day
involves the following exercises ~

1. Tactical stimulation (between toes)
2. Head held erect
3. Head pointed down
4. Supine position
5. Thermal stimulation

1. Tactile stimulation: Holding the pup in one hand, the handler gently stimulates (tickles) the pup between the toes on any one foot using a Q-tip. It is not necessary to see that the pup is feeling the tickle. Time of stimulation 3-5 seconds. (Figure 1)

2. Head held erect: Using both hands, the handler holds the pup perpendicular to the ground (straight up), so that its head is directly above its tail. This is an upwards position. Time of stimulation 3-5 seconds. (Figure 2)

3. Head pointed down: Holding the pup firmly with both hands, the handler reverses the head and points it downward towards the ground. Time of stimulation 3-5 seconds (Figure 3)

4. Supine position: The puppy is held 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-struggle. Time of stimulation 3-5 seconds. (Figure 4)

5. Thermal stimulation: Using a damp towel that has been cooled in a refrigerator for at least five minutes, the handler places the pup on the towel, feet down. The pup is not restrained from moving. Time of stimulation 3-5 seconds. (Figure 5)

Five benefits have been observed in canines that were exposed to the
Bio Sensor stimulation exercises. The benefits noted were:

1. Improved cardiovascular performance (heart rate)
2. Stronger heartbeats.
3. Stronger adrenal glands
4. More tolerance to stress
5. Greater resistance to disease

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.

Secondary effects were also noted regarding test performance. In simple
problem-solving tests using detours in a maze, the non-stimulated pups became
extremely aroused, whined a great deal, and made many errors. Their stimulated
littermates were less disturbed or upset by test conditions, and when comparisons
were made, the stimulated littermates were more calm in the test environment,
made fewer errors and were only occasionally distressed when stressed.

We highly recommend the book"Breeding Better Dogs"
by Dr. Carmelo L. Battaglia, PHD.

Dr. Battaglia is a behavioral scientist and researcher whose writings and
lectures are well known throughout the world of purebred dogs. His seminars
and lectures on "Breeding Better Dogs" parallel his popular book and video
by the same title. While we wholeheartedly endorse "Early Neurological
Stimulation", we feel we must caution you that ENS is NOT for the novice.
It is possible to over-stimulate. The book is a "MUST READ" for any breeder
that is serious about breeding the best puppies possible.
It is also a must that a breeder be properly trained in the technique.