On day 3 , I started the Early Neurological Stimulation Testing . This test was designed for military dogs to enhance their performance . As a result, many breeders of working dogs still use this test in hopes of producing dogs capable of handling the stress and demands needed in canine athletes.
There are 5 exercises which include tactile stimulation, the head erect position, head down position, supine(on back) and thermal stimulation. They are performed for a maximum of 3-5 seconds on each puppy.
I did this program with my first litter 10 years ago and those puppies were outgoing and bold. Although genetics can account for a portion of a dog’s responses to stressful events, research has shown that early neurological stimulation can help boost our dogs immune systems as well as their problem solving skills.
To learn more about this program, I recommend you visit the website below read the full article by Carmen Battaglia on early neurological stimulation.