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Labrador Puppy Health

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We found this process called ENS, which stimulates the puppies' neurological system by applying mild stress to young pups in a very controlled and limited way. We have been using the Early Neurological Stimulation on our new born Labrador puppies once each day starting at only three days of age for about two weeks straight. ENS consists of five exercises; tactical stimulation, head held erect, head pointed down, supine position (laying on back), and thermal stimulation that should be done for 3-5 seconds each process. The tactical stimulation is done by holding the pup in one hand and with the other hand you gently tickle the pup in between the toes on any foot using a Q-tip. Using both hands, hold the pup straight up from the ground so the head is directly above its tail. Then, hold the pup where its head is reversed and is pointed downward towards the ground. Supine position is when you hold the pup resting in the palm of both hands with its nose facing the ceiling and it is okay if the pup has sleep struggle. Placing the pup on a damp towel with its feet down is the thermal stimulation. The puppy should not be afraid of falling during the exercises, so it should be safely and securely held. The benefits for ENS include: improved cardiovascular performance, stronger heart beats, stronger adrenal glands, more tolerance to stress and greater resistance to disease.

*Clinically proven for  improved cardiovascular performance, stronger heart beats, stronger adrenal glands, more tolerance to stress and greater resistance to disease.* 


Rule of 7:

  Labrador puppies and all other puppies should go through the puppy socialization called the Rule of Seven.  By the time a puppy is seven weeks old it should have: been on seven different types of surfaces, played with seven different types of objects, been in seven different locations, met and played with seven new people, been exposed to seven challenges, eaten from seven different containers, and eaten in seven different location. The different surfaces could include carpet, grass, gravel, wood, concrete, dirt, and vinyl. Different objects could be from big to small balls, fuzzy toys, squeaky toys, metal items, and soft fabric toys. Front and back yard, basement, kitchen, car, bathroom, and garage are different locations. Children and older adults or someone in a wheelchair or walker are good examples of new people they should meet. Some challenges are: having to climb over obstacles, go up and down stairs, going through a tunnel, and playing hide and seek. The containers that they should eat from could be plastic, metal, cardboard, and paper. They could eat from inside a crate, living room, bathroom, kitchen, yard, and basement. Puppies should always exposed to a variety of people, places, sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and textures while they are still developing. A new stimulus should be introduced to the puppy about every four to seven days and the puppy could act differently to each one.