Early Neural Stimulation
The U.S. Military in their canine program developed a method that serves as a guide for assisting development in dogs.
In an effort to improve the performance of canines used for military purposes, a program called "Super Dog" was developed. This program is still being used today in Europe, Russia, and with Top Breeders in the US like the Monks of New Skete.
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.
Five benefits have been observed in canines:
+ Improved cardio vascular performance (heart rate) + Stronger heart beats + Stronger adrenal glands + More tolerance to stress and + Greater resistance to disease.
In tests of learning, stimulated pups were found to be more active and were more exploratory than their non- stimulated littermates over which they were dominant in competitive situations.