The first 12 weeks can make a big difference in a dog. Purposeful training during this time can make a lasting impact on their life.
Research has shown that early neurological stimulation exercises done within a certain time creates positive lasting effects and gives the dog a superior advantage. Dogs who have been exposed to these exercises have shown to have 5 benefits: improved heart rate, stronger heart beats, stronger adrenal glands, more tolerance to stress, and greater resistance to disease. Puppies who did these exercises were more active and explored more than those who did not. You can find more information about Early Neurological Stimulation at this website:
On days 3-16 of the puppy's life we take each puppy individually and carefully perform 5 exercises, once per day. These exercises include tactile stimulation, head held erect, head pointed down, supine position, and thermal stimulation. This is a proven method for creating well developed puppies.
Another program we follow is Jane Killion's Puppy Culture. This is a week by week program that introduces the puppies to different exercises which helps socialize and stimulate the puppies. When activities are done in the first 12 weeks of a puppy's life they will be able to respond, recover, and learn much faster than if the same activity is done after 12 weeks. As a breeder, we understand the importance of this precious time and want to take advantage of it to produce premium puppies.
For more information on Puppy Culture go to their website https://shoppuppyculture.com/pages/puppy-culture-1 . There are two videos that show some of the activities and the reason behind Puppy Culture.
Along with the two programs described above, our puppies receive lots of attention from our large family (including young children) and friends. They also interact with at least 4 other dogs who live in our house with them. Our energetic home allows for unique socialization that greatly benefits our adorable puppies, establishing a great start to their life.