Early neurological stimulation
Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS) exercises are conducted once daily from the third to the 16th day after birth, a period believed to be a time of rapid neurological growth and development. Even though puppies are immature at this time, they are sensitive and respond to ENS. The program was developed by the military to improve the performance of working dogs.
early scent introduction
Early scent introduction (ESI) is a training program for puppies designed to enhance their ability to identify and react to specific scents. By enhancing the scent detection at this young age, the pups will be more likely to become working, service, or therapy dogs. Even as a companion pet, scent abilities can alert their person to a gas leak, fire, diabetic reaction or seizure.
early noise STimulation
Early Noise Stimulation will increase the puppy’s tolerance for loud noises and stressful situations as thus increasing their load management. The Noise stimulation program consists of playing fireworks, trains, crowds, and other load startling sounds. As the puppy ages, it will grow to be accustomed to noises that older dogs can be reactive to.
Aptitude testing is done at 49 days of age when the puppy is neurologically complete and it has the brain of an adult dog. With each passing day after 49, the test will be tainted by prior habits learned.
By preforming these tests, we are able to predict future behavioral traits of adult dogs. Certain pups will do better in some environments than others, and the aptitude test helps us measure what puppy will be best suited for each family.