Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS) English Cream Golden Retriever Puppies Foundational Start Routine at Wisteria GoldensWe have developed a routine at Wisteria Ranch which has been in development over the years. We research, consult with amazing experienced people, do more research, implement, evaluate, revise, and implement again. We are consistently striving to provide the best possible lifestyle for our companions and for the puppies who will one day leave us to live in their forever home.

Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS)

Early Neurological Stimulation is a technique to improve the long term ability of dogs to adjust to change and build upon socialization to changing stimuli.The training we follow was researched and created by Dr. Carmen L. Battaglia.

We have combined the Early Neurological Stimulation method with The Rules of 7 by Pat Schaap. Together these methods provide the socialization approach best suited for puppies (ENS) with a goal plan introduced in the Rules of 7.

The Rules of Seven

The Rules of 7 provide a goal plan which basically outlines the socialization tasks and a goal to have each of the tasks on the list mastered by the time a puppy is 7 weeks old.

These approaches and methods benefit a puppy’s developing immune system, help dogs to adapt to new situations more quickly, and providing positive socialization experiences. The result is health, happiness, and self-confidence.

Early Neurological Stimulation and Rules of 7 Expanded Reading:

Early Neurological Stimulation by Dr. Carmen L. Battaglia Breeding Better Dogs

The Rules of 7 by Pat Schaap (see overview below)

By the time a puppy is seven weeks old, he/she should have:

  • Been on 7 different types of surfaces.
  • Played with 7 different types of objects.
  • Been in 7 different locations.
  • Met and played with 7 new people.
  • Been exposed to 7 different challenges.
  • Eaten from 7 different containers. and
  • Eaten in 7 different locations.

Early Neurological Stimulation and Rules of 7

The combination of methods combined with our nurturing and consistent home lifestyle, trainer, health care and nutrition, are an achievement we are honored and proud to provide.

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