Early Neurological Stimulation
Windsong puppies are high achievers. We practice the Early Neurological Stimulation daily on all our puppies. The U.S. Military in their canine program developed a method that still serves as a guide to what works. In an effort to improve the performance of dogs used for military purposes, a program called "Bio Sensor" was developed. Later, it became known to the public as the "Super Dog" Program. Based on years of research, the military learned that early neurological stimulation exercises could have important and lasting effects. Their studies confirmed that there are specific time periods early in life when neurological stimulation has optimum results.
Our babies are SMART!
-At 2 weeks old (yes 2 weeks!) we start potty training your puppy. It is a natural instinct for the momma to push the pups off of their bedding to potty. I split the whelping box in half and start using puppy pee pads at 2 weeks. By 8 weeks my pups are puppy pad trained (and introduced to potty time in the grass) and it makes potty training at their new home so much easier!
-I start training with basic commands at 7 weeks. By the time you take your puppy home he/she should know the command "sit" but you should continue to reinforce this knowledge and add additional commands.
The Rules of "7"
By 8 weeks our puppies have experienced the following:
Been on 7 different types of surfaces: carpet, tile, linoleum, concrete, wood, vinyl, grass, dirt, gravel, and wood chips.
Played with 7 different types of objects: rope toys, plush toys, big balls, small balls, soft fabric toys, squeaky toys, paper or cardboard items, metal items, and sticks.
Been in 7 different locations: front & back yard, basement, kitchen, car, garage, laundry room, bathroom, kids room, living room, hallway, Vet’s office, groomers.
Met and played with 7 new people: include children and older adults.
Been exposed to 7 challenges: climb on a box, go through a tunnel, climb steps, go down steps, climb over obstacles, play hide and seek, go in and out of a doorway with a step up or down, run around a fence.
Eaten from 7 different containers: metal, plastic, cardboard, paper, human hands, pie plate, tin pan, frying pan, Frisbee, elevated bowl.
Eaten in 7 different locations: crate, yard, exercise pen, basement, laundry room, living room, bathroom, back yard..