From the day puppies arrive they begin their journey towards you. This will give you a little insight of why your puppy will be so well rounded by the time you receive your furry family member. We want to do our very best to give you a wonderful new family member.
Socializing puppies has traditionally been considered the responsibility of the new owner. We instruct them to take the puppy to classes and make sure they are exposed to a variety of people and situations.
But more research shows that encouraging a stable temperament can start even before puppies are born and that is the main reason, we place our parents in their forever guardian homes to be a part of a loving family unlike many breeders who kennel their dogs. We can do a lot to make sure the puppies have a great start on being more adaptable to all the situations they will encounter in life.
ENS requires handling the puppies one at a time while performing a series of five exercises. 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. ENS is conducted once daily from the third to the 16th days, a period believed to be a time of rapid neurological growth and development. Even though puppies are very immature during this time frame, they are sensitive and respond to ENS.
When performed correctly, ENS is believed to impact the neurological system by kicking it into action earlier than would be normally expected, the result being an increased capacity that later will help to make the difference in its performance, according to Breeding Better Dogs. ENS is time sensitive and must be performed from the third to the 16th days of a puppy’s life.
The exercises are not a substitution for daily handling and stroking of young puppies.
Five benefits have been observed in canines that were exposed to ENS, including improved cardiovascular performance (heart rate); stronger heart beats; stronger adrenal glands; more tolerance to stress; and greater resistance to disease.
In tests of learning, ENS stimulated pups were more active and exploratory than their non- stimulated littermates, according to Breeding Better Dogs.
Check out this great video
Check out this great video
Puppies are handled each day through the ENS and staff members. Jamie who has been living on our property and on staff fulltime since 2019 handles loves on pups and mommas daily. At one week old puppies begin some light grooming, brushed, nails clipped, and blow drying and will continue each week until they go home to you. Once puppies are around 5-6 weeks old, Jamie's son Zac begin to spend time in the nurseries to have some playtime with them. We want to do our best to get pups ready for you!
Puppies are dewormed at 2, 4, 6 and a 5-day deworming before they come home to you for precautionary protection and gut health. Puppies stay in their nursery as it is a sterile area, and all staff sterilize shoes before entering kennels. At around 6 weeks our onsite vet will give each puppy a through checkup, and they will receive their first of 3 DHPP vaccines.