As many of you may already know, I (along with a few other NRBA Breeder members) use the Puppy Culture Program for raising my puppies which is based on creating enriched environments for puppies; teaching them to think things through and exposing them to sights, sounds and smells at a young age so that they will not become as anxious or fearful once they leave to their new homes.
It has been proven that puppies raised in enriched environments have been shown to have the following physiological changes over puppies raised under standard conditions:
- Larger brains
- More new brain cells and neural connections
- Better brain cell survival
The result of these physical changes in brain structure result in the following intellectual and emotional benefits:
- Improved ability to learn and remember
- More emotional stability
- Better resiliency to stress
- Increased emotional stability
- Better recovery from fear
- Less fear-based aggression
- Quicker to learn basic “commands”.
Here’s a clip from the “Puppy Culture” DVD, that talks about the incredible results called “The Enrichment Effect.”
Enrichment Effect Video
I am working on special badges for our Puppy Culture (PC), NR breeders to use that will indicate they are indeed PC/NR Breeders.
If you are not already a natural rearing, puppy culture breeder and would like to learn more about Puppy Culture you can purchase the DVD’s HERE