We are committed to giving our puppies the best possible start in life to prepare them for a smooth transition into their future homes. Our goal is to nurture them into very social, happy, confident, eager to learn, and healthy new members of your family! We use the following methods to accomplish our goals: Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS) & the Rule of 7. We also expose our puppies to our normal every day home environment and teach the puppies to use a doggie door before leaving our home, with this they already understand the concept of going to the bathroom outdoors. During socialization they are shown basic commands while I tell them the word association for sit, down, off and stay... they may not pick up on it while wanting to play with me, but they grasp what I am teaching them and when continued in their own home they remember basics that were started here.
Early Neurological Stimulation Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS) is a process that introduces mild stresses to very young puppies in a controlled way. These stresses help stimulate the neurological system which improves the growth and development of the pup’s immune system, cardiovascular system, and stress tolerance. ENS is done for 2 consecutive weeks starting 3 days after the puppies are born. The process consists of 5 simple and harmless exercises, which are: tactile stimulation, lying in the supine position, held with head held up, tilted upside down, and thermal stimulation. Each exercise is done for 3-5 seconds and the entire process takes about 30 seconds. Tactile stimulation is done by gently tickling or touching in between each of the pup’s toes with a Q-tip. The supine position is achieved by holding the pup in both hands belly up (some pups squirm in this position so a solid but gentle two handed hold is necessary). To hold the pup with head up simply hold the pup in both hands so that the tail is pointed to the ground and the head is above the tail towards the ceiling. From the Head held up position tilt the pup over and hold so the head is towards the ground and the tail is towards the ceiling. You’ll need a damp cool towel for the thermal stimulation. You lay the pup right side up with its belly on the damp cool towel.
These 5 painless and simple exercises are done to prepare our pups for their life’s journey. Only 30 seconds a day for 2 weeks and we see a great improvement in their immune systems and stress tolerances. We will do Early Neurological Stimulation on our pups because of the proven benefits and know it helps them grown into lovable canine citizens.
Rule of 7 Dr. Carmen Battaglia created the Rule of 7’s as a guide to increase a puppy’s exposure. Make sure your puppy is current on all shots before taking him out into a strange area. By the time a puppy is 3 months, make sure he has:
Been on 7 different types of surfaces: tile, vinyl, linoleum, carpet, gravel, concrete, wood, grass, dirt, and wood chips.
Been in 7 different locations: living room, front & back yard, hallway, basement, car, garage, laundry room, bathroom, kitchen, kids room, Vet’s office, groomers.
Eaten in 7 different locations: exercise pen, yard, bathroom, basement, laundry room, living room, back yard.
Met and played with 7 new people: include someone in a hat, walking with a cane or in a wheelchair or walker, children and older adults.
Been exposed to 7 challenges: go through a tunnel, climb on a box, go up and down steps, run around a fence, over obstacles, play hide and seek, go in and out of a doorway with a step up or down.
Eaten from 7 different containers: example: human hands, plastic, cardboard, frisbee, pie plate, tin pan, frying pan, elevated bowl.
Played with 7 different types of objects: sticks, big balls, small balls, rope toys, soft fabric toys, squeaky toys, plush toys, paper or cardboard items, and metal items.
Each new, positive experience will help your puppy flourish into a confident companion. Allow your puppy to learn passively by letting them explore on their own, but make sure he is 100% supervised and that it is a controlled environment. Be very careful not to break the bond of trust by using harsh training methods. Training should be viewed as fun and positive. The rule of 7 helps boost confidence, social behavior, and their train-ability.
Puppy Pre-School We are now making available to Savvy Owners the opportunity to keep your puppy with us for catered one on one, daily, puppy training to add to our regime of socialization for an additional 2 or 4 weeks. Space is limited as we begin and will allow more pups in time and after our initial training sessions complete. INTRODUCTION PRICE OF $800 = 2 WEEK SESSION & $1,600 = 4 WEEK SESSION. 3 SPACES CURRENTLY OPEN IN EACH 2 & 4 WEEK SESSIONS. Please contact me directly with interest. Starter video at 8 weeks with a progress video sent at the end of each week sent to puppy's owner. Pre-School puppies will be kept current on deworming, vaccinations & preventative medication, if needed ,while enrolled.
2 Week Pre-School - $800
Introduction to Basic commands of Sit & Stay. Introduction of crate training through the night. Grooming: bath, blow dryer, nails clipped. Introduction to lead with leash and harness.
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4 Week Pre-School - $1,600
Solidify basic commands of Sit & Stay. Introduction to Down & Place. Grooming: Bath, Blow dry, Nails Clipped, Scissor and/or clipper trim. Crate trained through the night with free time in home for house training. Familiar with Car rides Comfortable on lead with leash and harness.