Bio Sensor/Early Neurological Stimulation otherwise known as The Super Dog Program
We have personally used these exercises in most of
our litters since 2003, and found that dogs exposed to
ENS and the bio-sensor stimulation exercises are more
laid back, easy going, stable, less reactive and easier
to train than the pups whohave not been exposed to
the ENS and bio-sensor stimulation exercises.
Researchers have studied this phenomenon and have
looked for new ways to stimulate individuals to improve
their own natural abilities. Some methods have
produced lifelong lasting effects, and many of the
differences between individuals can be explained by
the use of early stimulation.
The key, it seems, is adding just the right amount of
stress early on: not too much, and not too little.
Because of its importance, many studies have
focused their effects on the first few months of life.
During the first few weeks of immobility, researchers
have found these immature and underdeveloped
canines are sensitive to a restricted class of stimuli
that includes thermal and tactile stimulation, motion and
Studies show that removing them from their nest and stimulating them in a certain way for a few minutes a day had tremendous value.
Studies also confirmed that there are specific time periods early in life when early neurological stimulation has optimum results.
The first period is a window of time that begins at about the third day of life and lasts until the 16th day. This is believed to be a period of rapid neurological growth and development. These exercises affect the neurological system by kicking it into action earlier than would normally be expected, resulting in an increased capacity.
Five benefits have been observed in dogs that were exposed to what’s called the Bio Sensor stimulation exercises
* Improved cardiovascular performance *
*Stronger hear beats *
* More efficient adrenal glands *
* Greater resistance to stress *
* Greater resistance to disease *
In tests of learning, stimulated pups were found to be more active and were more exploratory than their non-stimulated littermates, over which they were dominant in competitive situations.
In simple problem-solving tests using detours in mazes, the non-stimulated pups became extremely stressed, whined a great deal and made many errors. Their stimulated littermates were more calm in the test environment, made fewer errors and gave only occasional distress signal.
When Konrad Lorenz first wrote about Imprinting and socialisation in 1935 he differentiated imprinting from conditioning in that imprinting occurs early in life, takes place very rapidly and seems to have lifelong results.
The Bio Sensor method is a work out that requires handling each puppy individually, once a day and performing five exercises.
These five exercises stimulate pups in a way they would not encounter naturally at this early age. Each exercise is performed for three to five seconds.
Studies by canine behaviourists John Paul Scott and John L. Fuller show that, when given free choice, non-enriched pups preferred to stay in their kennels. Other littermates that were given only small amounts of outside stimulation between 5 and 8 weeks of age were found to be very inquisitive and very active. When kennel doors were left open the enriched pups would come bounding out, while littermates that were not reared in an enriched environment would remain behind.
The pups that received less stimulation would typically be fearful and unfamiliar objects and generally preferred to withdraw rather than investigate. EVEN WELL BRED PUPS OF SUPERIOR PEDIGREES would not explore or leave their kennels and many were difficult to train as adults. These pups acted as if they had become institutionalised.
Excerpts taken form an article written By Dr: Carmen L. Battaglia.