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Old 04-17-2012, 08:52 AM
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Early Neurological Stimulation

Since I have brought this up a couple times I figured I would post it. I have used it many times and it does work. It can be started at any age.

EARLY NEUROLOGICAL STIMULATION



The 'Bio Sensor' program was concerned with early neurological stimulation in order to give the dog a superior advantage. ka development utilized five exercises which were designed to stimulate the neurological system. Each workout involved handling puppies once each day. The workouts required handling them one at a time while performing a series of five exercises. Listed in no order of preference the handler starts with one pup and stimulates it using each of the five exercises. The handler completes the series from beginning to end before starting with the next pup. The handling of each pup once a day starting with the third day through the sixteenth day involves the following exercises:

1. Tactile stimulations - 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.

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

3. Head pointed down - holding the pup firmly with both hands the head is reversed and is pointed downward so that it is pointing toward the ground. Time of stimulation 3-5 seconds.

4. Supine position - hold the pup so that is back is resting in the palm of both hands with its muzzle facing the ceiling. The pup while on is back is allowed to sleep struggle. Time of stimulation 3-5 seconds.

5. Thermal stimulation - use a damp towel that has been cooled in a refrigeratior for at least five minutes. Place the pup on the towel, feet down. Do not restrain it from moving. Time of stiimulation 3-5 seconds.

These five exercises will produce neurological stimulations, none of which naturally occurs during this early period of life. Experience shows that sometimes pups will resist these exercises, others will appear unconcerned. In either case a caution is offered to those who plan to use them. DO NOT REPEAT THEM MORE THAN ONCE PER DAY AND DO NOT EXTEND THE TIME BEYOND THAT RECOMMENDED FOR EACH EXERCISE.

Five benefits have been observed in canines who 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 littemates 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 distrubed or upset by test conditions and when comparisons were made, the stimulated littermates were more calm in the test environment, made fewer errors and gave only occasional distress signal when stressed.

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Interesting...
Can you provide a study or two as I am curious about how the 5 benefits and other effects are proven to be caused by handling exercises.
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I'm doing this with my litter now . I have two females that growl like little demons when on their backs, I'm interested to see when that changes. About half squirm, and half lay quietly for the handling.
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I've heard of some breeders I very much respect, doing this program.
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I ditto KMES... while the thought is interesting, I would like to understand how the five benefits fit in... and how you measure "stronger adrenal glands". (WTH are "stronger adrenal glands?"??)
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Can you provide a study or two as I am curious about how the 5 benefits and other effects are proven to be caused by handling exercises.
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I can give you two situations that I myself did this and the puppies grew up healthy and well adjusted. I did however do this with all my litters in the past.

Both were chihuahua puppies. The first one was a friend of mines. She was a breeder and at the time there was an infection spreading through the chihuahua world. It was a uterine infection that caused all females to lose their litters. Males could get it but they only transmitted it to females. They were not effected by it. I was living their during this time and helped her treat all the dogs including my own since they had been exposed. When the puppies were born they were transparent and of course dead.
One female had a live puppy so every day I would do the exercises with the puppy. It lived and thrived very well.

The other was a 3 day old puppy my female did not want(only pup she had). He was born with a cleft lip because I did not know you could not give a pregnant female flagyl. Not only did he have the cleft lip, his whole head was an open fontanel. I did the exercises with him everyday I included massaging his head to stimulate blood circulation fearing he may become hydrocephalic. He thrived and actually was very healthy and was not afraid of anything. Below is a picture of him.
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Lol, holly I wonder on the claims of this, but have seen pups where half the litter had this performed and half didn't, at 7 months there was an extreme difference in the nerve of the pups.
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Being a science person, how do you quantify "healthy" or "thrived" or "strong adrenal glands"??

Not that it seems like it would be harmful, but the benefit claims on here need some concrete proof for me...

For the heart benefits-- do you have echos from before and after this was performed so show stronger heartbeats and "improved cardiovascular performance"?


Any more info/studies you can provide?

I'm not trying to be a pain in the ass, but it's an interesting concept and I'd like to actually see proof that it does what you're claiming-- and understand how. I guess at the very least you can feel like you're doing something and spending more time with your pup... ?
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I didn't.know this would work at any age. I was taught it needed to be started at three days old.
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I didn't.know this would work at any age. I was taught it needed to be started at three days old.
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I have done this to puppies that I purchased when they were 8 and 11 weeks. They had not had it done, but did respond to it. Since I was showing my dogs, I wanted them to not be afraid and be well adjusted. I do have to say the male responded quicker and better then the female. However the female was a single puppy in her litter. She had zero prior stimulation except from her mom.
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