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Super Dog Program – Bio Sensor Stimulation Exercises

Five Benefits of the Super Dog “Bio Sensor Stimulation Exercise:

  1. Improved heart rate: Cardio Vascular Performance
  2. Heart beats are stronger
  3. Adrenal glands are stronger
  4. A Higher tolerance to stressful situations
  5. A higher resistance to disease.

Early Neurological Stimulation

Serenity Springs is now using the Bio Sensor/Super Dog Program which is early neurological stimulation exercises done from days three to sixteen of the puppies life.

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. The first period involves a window of time that begins at the third day of life and lasts until the sixteenth day.

The “Bio Sensor” program was also concerned with early neurological stimulation in order to give the dog a superior advantage. Its development utilized five 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. Head held erect-using both hands, the pup is held perpendicular to the ground (straight up & down ), so that it’s head is directly above its tail. This is an upwards position. Stimulation time is 3-5 seconds.
  2. Head pointed down-holding the pup firmly with both hands the head is reversed and is pointed downward so that it is pointed towards the ground. Time 3-5 seconds
  3. Supine position, hold the pup so that its back is resting in the palm of both hands with its muzzle facing the ceiling. 3-5 seconds
  4. Tactile stimulation, holding the pup in one hand the handler gently stimulates between the toes on any foot. Using a Q-tip, 3-5 seconds.
  5. Thermal Stimulation, use a damp towel that has been cooled in a refrigerator. Place the pup on the towel, feet down. Do not restrain the pup, let it move freely. 3-5 seconds

These five exercises will produce neurological stimulations, none of which naturally occur during this early period of life. Experience shows that sometimes pups will resist these exercises, others will appear unconcerned. These exercises impact the neurological system by kicking it into action earlier than would be normally expected. The result being an increased capacity that later will help to make the difference in its performance. 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.

Secondary effects were also noted regarding test performance. In simple problem solving tests using detours in a maze, the non-stimulated pups became extremely aroused, wined a great deal, and made many errors. Their stimulated littermates were less disturbed or upset by test conditions and when comparisons were made, the stimulated littermates were more calm in the test environment, made fewer errors and gave only an occasional distress when stressed