MM Litter Photos 6 Days Neurological Stimulation
MM Litter at 6 Days Neurological Stimulation
This is the first litter on which I have done the neurological stimulation protocol from the U.S. Military’s Bio Sensor “Super Dog” program.
Since I’m putting observations in the diary each day, I thought photos would help people understand just what is involved.
See more detailed explanation in the MM Litter Diary, Days 1 & 2
My friend, Denise, had asked if sometime she could come take photos so I invited her to photograph the neurological exercises. The pups’ photos are shown in alphabetical order: Mr. Blue, Miss Gold, Miss Green, Miss Pink, Miss Red & Mr. Yellow. We had fun chuckling at the varied responses and she got lots of great photos. She stayed and also photographed me trimming their toenails, always an effort with all the struggles, and the tired pups as they settled down for a well deserved rest. Those photos are on a separate page.
The “Bio Sensor” program was concerned with early neurological stimulation in order to give the dog a superior advantage. Its development utilized six exercises which were designed to stimulate the neurological system. Each workout involved handling puppies once each day. The workouts required handling them one at a time while performing a series of five exercises. The handler starts with one pup and stimulates it using each of the five exercises. The handler completes the series from beginning to end before starting with the next pup. The handling of each pup once per day involves the following exercises:
1. Tactical stimulation (between toes)
Holding the pup in one hand, the handler gently stimulates (tickles) the pup between the toes on any one foot using a Q-tip. It is not necessary to see that the pup is feeling the tickle. Time of stimulation 3 – 5 seconds.
Relaxed: Mr. Blue
Squirmed: Miss Gold, Miss Green, Miss Pink, Miss Red, Mr. Yellow
2. Head held erect
Using both hands, the pup is held perpendicular to the ground, (straight up), so that its head is directly above its tail. This is an upwards position. Time of stimulation 3 – 5 seconds.
Relaxed: Mr. Blue, Miss Pink, Miss Red
Squirmed: Miss Gold, Miss Green, Mr. Yellow
3. Head pointed down
Holding the pup firmly with both hands the head is reversed and is pointed downward so that it is pointing towards the ground. Time of stimulation 3 – 5 seconds
Relaxed: Mr. Blue, Miss Pink
Struggled Vigorously: Miss Gold
Squirmed: Miss Green, Miss Red, Mr. Yellow
Verbalized a lot: Miss Green, Mr. Yellow
4. Supine position
Hold the pup so that its back is resting in the palm of both hands with its muzzle facing the ceiling. The pup while on its back is allowed to sleep. Time of stimulation 3-5 seconds.
Slept or Went to Sleep: Mr. Blue, Miss Pink, Miss Red
Relaxed: Miss Gold, Miss Green
Struggled then settled: Miss Green
Squirmed: Mr. Yellow
Verbalized a lot: Mr. Yellow
5. Thermal stimulation
Use a damp towel that has been cooled in a refrigerator for at least five minutes. Place the pup on the towel, feet down. Do not restrain it from moving. Time of stimulation 3-5 seconds.
Squirmed: Mr. Blue, Miss Gold, Miss Green, Miss Pink, Miss Red, Mr. Yellow
Moved off towel: Mr. Blue, Miss Gold