Studies have shown that puppies who are exposed to gentle stimulation and exploration as early as the third day after being born tend to be more active and exploratory. Puppies exposed to this gentle stimulation, which includes five specific exercises which do not occur naturally in puppies aged three to 16 days, also tend to be calmer in challenging situations. When an experienced breeder performs this tactile stimulation, known as Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS), the puppies receive lifelong benefits.
As a responsible and knowledgeable breeder, we pride ourselves on the time and energy spent on socializing our German Shepherd dogs and begin the socialization process within the first few days of our puppies’ lives. At Kaiser German Shepherds, we introduce our new puppies to safe and positive experiences throughout their early development, including interactions with children and adults, indoor and outdoor exploration, car rides, leashes, and crates, to name a few.