Early Neurological Stimulation
The Early neurological stimulation method was developed by the US military for their canine program to improve the performance of their dogs for military purpose training and research has shown this to be beneficial for more tolerance to stress and greater resistance to disease.
I start when pups are newborn at 3 days old until 16 days old, this is a small window of opportunity when puppies develop most of their early neurological growth.
More information can be found by reading “Breeding Better Dogs” ( )
by Dr. Carmen L. Battaglia, PHD. Dr. Battaglia is a behavioral scientist and researcher whose writings and lectures are well known throughout the world of purebred dogs. His seminars and lectures on “Breeding Better Dogs” parallel his popular book and video by the same title.
My training :
I train pups by using a combination of methods. Clicker positive behavior reinforcement with food reward, praise reward, and if I have pups stay longer such as 8-16 weeks, I transition to sometimes no food training, or correction (correction of their body position) with the word no. When training something new I may reward pup for positive behavior with clicker training and food reward at the beginning , then I may alternate and not reward with food but with praise.
I train pups with calm body language and a calm tone of voice. I do not over excite pups. I train for calm good behavior.