We here at Midwest Labradoodle will start handling/socializing your puppy from the day he/she is born using parts of Jerry Hopes “Guide To Raising Superstar Dogs!” The beginning of this program which is a very important part of it is the  EARLY NEUROLOGICAL STIMULATION (ENS) / Bio Sensor Program.  We want our puppies to have every advantage as they leave our home and go to their “forever homes”.  Based on recent research, neurological stimulation has proven to be beneficial with respect to:

1. Improved cardio vascular performance (heart rate)Midwest Labradoodle ALI-Red Collar Female-Boo & Chelsy Baby WEEK 1

2. Stronger heart beats,

3. Stronger adrenal glands,

4. More tolerance to stress

5. Greater resistance to disease.

 In tests of learning, stimulated puppies were found to be more active and were more exploratory than their non- stimulated litter mates. The stimulated puppies were also dominant in competitive situations.          

Starting at day 3 to day 16 we will utilize the Bio-Sensor Program.  Listed in 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 per day involves the following exercises:

1. Tactical stimulation (between toes)

2.  Head held erect

3.  Head pointed down

4. Supine position

5. Thermal stimulation