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Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS) and Early Scent Introduction (ESI)

What is it? and Why do we do it?


In the first three weeks of life, the neonate puppy is undergoing massive changes in growth and development, specifically the brain itself is quadrupling in size and becoming more complex.


Studies have shown that dogs who have undergone Early Neurological Stimulation  (ENS) and Early Scent Introduction (ESI)  have a far greater ability to handle stress, improved confidence, greater performance in problem-solving, exploratory skills, learning and performance potential. 


In addition studies have concluded ESI during critical time points improves adult scenting ability, which is crucial for dogs engaged in the service industry such as search and rescue and as diabetic alert dogs.


Whilst not every Cobberdog we breed will go on to become a medic alert dog, the benefits of this early work with your pups will shape and provide a lasting effect resulting in a more optimistic attitude toward life and fewer behavioural problems.  It has been proven that puppies who have undergone correct ENS and ESI results in a calmer, more trainable and better temperament dog. 

ENS and ESI lead to immediate and life physiological results including:  

1. Improved cardio vascular performance (heart rate)

2. Stronger heart beats

3. Stronger adrenal glands

4. More tolerance to stress

5. Greater resistance to disease


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