Early Neurological Stimulation

This has been ongoing for a couple of days now.  The pups don’t seem to be too worried about the weird positions, although there is a little struggle when on their backs, but this soon stops, bearing in mind that the positions are only held for 3 to 5 seconds.  The Thermal stimulation is very interesting as the pups become immobile when in contact with the cold surface for about 1 second, then they start moving away.  The surface is a damp washcloth which has been refrigerated for 5 minutes before the pup is placed on it.

Thermal Stimulation

 

Tactile Stimulation

Because the female is more active than the male I expected more of a struggle from her, but they are both pretty calm.  She is more vocal than he is, although they are equally determined when it comes to finding a teat.  She just makes more noise about it than he does.  Typical female!  😉

 

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4 Responses to Early Neurological Stimulation

  1. carolyn baker says:

    Watch out .. Guinness and his brothers and sisters were all part of the early neurolgical stimulation programme .. and you know how fast and furious they all are! 🙂

  2. clickapup says:

    HA! All the more reason to do it!!!

  3. Alan Fraser says:

    Seems like a good idea to me!

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