Sunday, September 23, 2012

J-S Pups Day 8: Bio-Sensor for Super Dogs

The Bio-Sensor or "Super Dog" method is a tool we use to help ensure our puppies develop superiorly both physically and mentally. Developed by the U.S. Military, the Bio-Sensor method is a series of exercises performed on puppies starting at day 3 and ending on day 16. 

Each exercise is performed one time, for a specific amount of time, daily during this time period. It is important not to perform each exercise more than once per day or for increased amounts of time as it could over stress the puppies. These exercises would not occur naturally during this time frame and work by requiring the pup's neurological system to kick in earlier than normal.Studies have shown that Bio-Sensor puppies have:
  • Improved cardio vascular performance
  • Stronger heartbeats
  • Stronger Adrenal Glands
  • Increased tolerance to stress and
  • Greater resistance to disease
Studies also show that Bio-Sensor pups are far less affected by stressful situations than pups that do not have these exercises performed. They were more calm and able to perform learning tests with fewer errors.

The benefits from this early neurological stimulation have lasting effects on puppies, lasting a lifetime if proper enrichment and socialization is provided during the dogs life!

We believe this is an important tool in developing puppies and in our breeding program.

 Securely holding the pup in an upright position with head over tail. This position is then reversed and the pup is held tail over head in a secure hold. Each exercise is performed for 3-5 seconds.
 Pup is held between both hands on its back in a supine position.
 Tactile stimulation with a Qtip.
 Pup is exposed to an interesting scent, in this instance, a pheasant feather.
 Even at this young age, the pups react to the scents and get excited by certain ones, like this feather.  I think Miss Yellow is a bird dog in the making!
Thermal stimulation on a chilled plate.

1 comment:

June said...

these super-pups are going to need capes!!