The puppy is 19 days old today and we while actually finished the Bio-Sensor (“Super Puppy”) program on his 16th day, I’ve been meaning to document the program on here.
The goal of this neurological stimulation program is to help kick start the pup’s neurological system. It is believed that these simple exercises benefit the puppies in multiple ways:
- Improved cardio vascular performance (heart rate)
- Stronger heart beats,
- Stronger adrenal glands,
- More tolerance to stress
- Greater resistance to disease
The exercises are very simple and are performed on the pups starting at 3 days old and continuing through 16 days old. There are five exercises:
Tactile Stimulation – Gently stimulate (tickle) 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.
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.
Head Pointed Down – Holding the pup 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.
(Forgive the picture here…cheap help comes in the form of a 9 year old assistant!)
Supine position – Hold the pup 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.
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.