Today we started Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS) and Early Scent Introduction (ESI) with our 3 day old puppies. ENS improves heart performance, builds stress tolerance, and prevents disease. ESI builds awareness and confidence.
Early Scent Introduction: Soil.
Holding head erect 3-5 seconds. Holding head down 3-5 seconds (not pictured).
Thermal stimulation 3-5 seconds. Placing puppy on cloth-covered ice-pack.
Supine position 3-5 seconds.
Tactile stimulation 3-5 seconds. Q-tip between toes.
We will continue to perform handling exercises as the pups grow. Thanks for reading :)