Bio-Sensory Training and Temperaments
Getting Ready For Their Birth
Our poodles are raised with an abundance of love. We take care of our poodles by feeding them the best dog food, Royal Canin. They have a multi vitamin and Iceland Pure Pet Products Unscented Pharmaceutical Grade Salmon Oil Liquid Dog Supplement every morning with their food. Once our poodle is bred, we spoil her rotten. We include calcium in her diet. We don’t feed our dogs human food. We work hard at keeping their teeth as healthy as possible for the benefit of their overall health.She sleeps on her bed in our room. Also, she can let us know when the puppies are coming.
We attend to the birth of each puppy to make sure the placenta is fully off, mom and pups are breathing normal and we care for the umbilical cord.
We handle our Poodle puppies often. We weigh them and assess their little poodle bodies so we can make sure they are growing healthy. They are tended to around the clock for the first week to make sure they are nursing well and are off to a good start.
The puppies are in a whelping box from birth and they still sleep there until they have to leave for there forever homes.
We use bio-sensory training. The purpose of this training is to give early neurological stimulation that has important lasting positive effects and creates superior dogs. Bio Sensory training includes hold puppies upside down, right side up and on their backs. They tickle their toes and put them on a cold rag. That is five specific stimuli that are generally repeated five times a day.
Bio-Sensory Training for Dogs improves the development of the puppy's neurological systems by early stimulation and stress.
development.Bio Sensor Program is important. Neurological stimulation exercises could affect the performance of the dog in later life. The Army's research revealed that early stimulation of the puppy from the 3rd day through the 16th day influence rapid neurological growth and development.
Benefits of the Program include
Improved Cardiovascular Performance,
Stronger Heart Beats,
Stronger Adrenal Glands,
More Tolerance to Stress, and.
Greater Resistance to Disease.
Below are the five Bio-Sensory exercises designed to stimulate the neurological system of the puppy. I have incorporated these exercises into our daily puppy routine. Each puppy is put through the following exercises once daily:
1. TACTILE STIMULATION - Hold the puppy 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 its head is directly above its tail. This is an upwards position. Time of stimulation 3 - 5 seconds.
3. HEAD POINTED DOWN - Hold the puppy firmly with both hands the head is reversed and is pointed downward so that it is pointing towards the ground. Time of stimulation 3 - 5 seconds.
4. SUPINE POSITION - Hold the puppy 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.
5. THERMAL STIMULATION - Use a damp towel that has been cooled in a refrigerator for at least five minutes. Place the pup on the towel, feet down. Do not restrain it from moving. Time of stimulation 3-5 seconds.
We test their temperament weekly beginning week 4 thru 8 weeks of age. We use the Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test, or PAT. PAT uses a scoring system from 1-6 and consists of ten tests. The tests are done consecutively and in the order listed. Each test is scored separately, and interpreted on its own merits. The scores are not averaged, and there are no winners or losers. The entire purpose is to select the right puppy for the right home.