Filigree Surprise - our Filigree Surprise
The best possible mom in the world. Fila always surprises me with hers
inner peace. If she were human, I'd be sure she was practicing yoga
or meditates. Seriously. Watching her behavior before, during and after
giving birth is like watching the natural behavior of wild animals on
National Geographic. She just instinctively knows how to manage the breath
what movements to perform to relieve pain associated with contractions (which
of course, it appears many hours before birth). Inhale Exhale….
To be honest, not all bitches are like that. Some pant a lot for a few
days before the birth, kick, show anxiety which of course is not a bad thing
- downright natural. But watching Fili deal with it all
is amazing. She just waits. A few days before giving birth, she moves
less, sleeps a lot and just waits in peace. Watching her….priceless.
The night before I gave birth she came to my bed, she sat in it, she was calm.
I gave her a relaxing massage. I knew then that she was coming for
During the birth, Fili cooperated without any stress or anxiety. The whole ordeal lasted
3 hours. It seemed that all puppies took her calm and
they were quiet and relaxed.
Fabian resigned from his holidays with grandma Eli when it turned out that he was
it's time. He told me not to make him go, then added, "No
are you going to make me?”
He prepared towels, hot water bottles, bits of thread. He had his
latex gloves. He told me not to call him Fabian. "Now
I'm vet Jan." "Mr. Janie, a towel, scissors, please
gently place the puppies in the box." Mr. Jan showed great
cooperation, although it is still hard for him to understand that there are no puppies yet
it is allowed to cuddle and take on hands that you still have to wait until they grow up a bit....
The whole week passed under the sign of warmth and growing tummies. Mommy
he looks after us very well. The lady heats the room for us because we
We can't keep our bodies warm on our own yet. Mom to us too
warms you with its warmth. The lady weighs us so she knows if it's appropriate
we are gaining weight. We need to double our weight in one week
The lady started doing some weird exercises on us called early stimulation
neurological. More on this topic in the article Early Neurological Stimulation
- Carmen Battagila. In translation into Polish, you can read the article about
early neurological stimulation translated by A. Klosiński
Early neurological stimulation helps build a resilient system
nervous in puppies.
The benefits of stimulation
The following benefits of early developmental stimulation have been observed
1.Improving the functioning of the heart vessels
2.Strengthening the circulatory system.
3. Strengthening adrenaline secreting glands.
4. Increased resistance to stress
5. Greater disease resistance.
For us, in practice, it means that we sometimes find ourselves in 5 different positions:
Note, however, the Lady says that the benefits are great, however, with stimulation, not
it is allowed to exaggerate and you perform all the exercises only for 3 seconds.
You can see how fast in one of the videos. If Pai overdid it
exercises, or would do other exercises in addition to them
touch with us. Our nervous systems could go haywire.
The lady says that now the most important thing is that we feel safe.
Of course you can pet us when we are with mommy. Through touch
because we build our own body image. But even with this touch you mustn't
Here are our excerpts and videos ;)
The lady laughs at us that now we start to look like little dogs. Some of us open our eyes. Some are starting to play. These activities last about 30 seconds and we fall asleep again - of course. Our nails were cut so that we wouldn't scratch mummy during breakfast.
The lady is still practicing early neurological stimulation with us, it doesn't bother us. We are very relaxed during these exercises.
The lady still sleeps with us, so some of us crawl onto her mattress. In this way, we will imprint the pattern of human scent. The first memory of a human heat source.
Also, sometimes we smell strange things: onions, potatoes, garlic, herbs, flowers, cinnamon, soil, cats - all hidden in little vials.
We do nothing and the connections in our brain are made.
The lady is preparing us for the massage sessions. When we lie with mommy, we are gently touched on bellies, paws, sides, ears.
The lady says that unstimulated puppies have 30% fewer brain connections than those stimulated as early as 8 weeks of age.
Here are our photos and video:
A lot happened last week. Oh so much. Firstly
we opened our ears and Edyta began to introduce us to a wonderful world
sounds. But she surprised us when the first sounds she made
what we heard were the sounds of fetal life and the roaring of amniotic fluid. Mrs. has
these sounds were recorded especially for us to enter a new fascinating world
very slowly and hearing something that is very familiar to us. so that we
they associated this new world with something safe.
The lady also massages our bodies doing the so-called Shantala massage. Our
the receptors are just receiving information about our body. Massage has a lot
positive advantages, and depending on which part of the body is massaged:
– has a positive effect on internal organs
– promotes faster reconstruction of damaged epidermal cells
– improves metabolism,
– Increases blood flow in the body
– normalizes the secretion of digestive juices
- has a relaxing effect
And most importantly, thanks to it, the dog can acquire the ability to be aware
We also exercise our labyrinths and diaphragms. For what purpose? And in such
so that we don't get motion sickness while driving in the future
by car. When we get in the car for the first time we will already be at it
prepared and our first ride will be stress-free.
Let's continue to get to know the different fragrances. The lady acts like a dog mom bringing them
on hands and clothes. It can be smelled and thus we get to know the world.
photos and video below:
You say we've made very good progress this week.
You are constantly massaging us and doing labyrinth and diaphragm exercises so that we can
the future didn't have motion sickness.
We listen to a lot of different noises now. But the Lady uses a difficult word
Habituation means getting used to a stimulus. The lady says the sounds belong
let go at such a distance and with such intensity that we would not be frightened,
they didn't scare. That is, so that there is a gradual habituation to the stimulus.
Unlike SENSITIVITY to a stimulus, i.e. a situation in which
we will be afraid of a given stimulus and it will stay in our memory for so long that
someday we may have different phobias associated with it.
So we listen to: fireworks, storms, the sound of the sea, sounds of various animals
(monkeys, barking dog, elephants, lions, wolves, bears, birds, vultures, owls,
growling and barking dogs) trucks, police and ambulance sirens, traffic
traffic, helicopters, planes, screaming children, gunshots.
Now we have started to look for new rooms. The lady gave us strange
objects - bottles that make various strange sounds. Nooo, it was
There's a little boy who makes fun of us. It gives us different
sounds and massages us. Everything slowly because this week has passed on
plenty of rest and deep sleep.
We invite you to watch photos and video ;)
We still listen to different sounds: broken glass, screaming women,
men, children, slamming doors, thunderstorms, car accidents, violins
(very much someone falsifies), car horns, etc. Everything sounds very
It's interesting and you make these sounds very slow for us
You still exercise our diaphragms so that we don't get motion sickness
The lady still massages us every day.
Today she even had to cut our nails after we were already in debt.
We started to get to know other dogs in the house and we are still learning different smells
Now, however, you have introduced something called an enriched environment. Something
which looks like a terrible mess, but it means a lot to us
First, we get to know different textures, different materials. We solve
uncomplicated problems. How to get on the box and then get off it? What
is hiding in a bucket? We step on different surfaces. Sometimes it will tip over
a bottle or a brother hits it and then there is a sudden noise.
We learn to react calmly to such situations.
Thanks to such exercises, we gain self-confidence, we learn how to ourselves
advise. We are preparing now for what awaits us in the future
when we go outside for the first time.
Such an environment has one more important aspect - it has a calming effect. dogs -
You say they have an excellent sense of smell, and thanks to sniffing - that is, using a great one
mechanism we have (our noses) we calm down and calm down.
That is why the Lady hid various rewards for us in various places of ours
playground. We sniff, look, find and fall asleep very quickly
next 2-3 hours.
* sniffing, chewing and licking have a calming effect. Chasing a ball or
active games raise the adrenaline, which can fall automatically
takes up to 1 week. It's thanks to sniffing, chewing and licking ours
the dogs will be calm. More intense activities will cause the puppy to fail
will be able to cope with your energy. Do you therefore allow it
our dogs to run, fetch? Yes, however, very briefly, after which
Always give your dog a delicious chewing bone. Pis should chew about 30
at least 1 hour a day.
Here are our photos and videos:
This week we met a lot of people and gave away a lot of dudles
kisses. You still serve us an enriched environment with various
sounds. We get to know the different rooms and finally went downstairs where
Our exploration area has expanded. We're still being massaged, of course
and our environment is constantly changing, thanks to which we learn that change is there
All right. Change is safe.
Here are our photos:
It was a nice week. Exploration Week.
The lady tells us that by the time we are 7 weeks old we should bet ours
legs already on 7 different surfaces. Because you built for
us tunnel. You can see there stone, sand, grass, plastic, wood, metal,
gum, etc. The lady hides various snacks there, thanks to which exploring becomes
We are still visited by new people, women, men and children
We are already training in our transport cages
We're still having fun in an organized enriched environment.
NEXT WEEK WE WILL PUT A RELATIONSHIP FROM THE SOCIALIZATION OF OUR PUPPIES HERE
There are many theories about puppy socialization and stimulation. Some say to stimulate and socialize others on the contrary - to rely on the mother, on nature. Mother does not do early neurological stimulation on puppies. Is it?
First, we need to clarify the following. We humans have moved the dog out of its natural habitat. We locked him in the house. The mother raises her puppies in a puppy pen where the only smell is the smell of the mother and possibly washing powder in which the breeder washes the puppies' beds. Lucky are those puppies that for the first weeks of life are brought up where life happens, where the smells of prepared dishes come from...
Why stimulate a puppy's sense of smell? Why do early neurological stimulation? After all, mother nature doesn't do that. Are you sure?
In nature, the mother brings various odors from the outside on her fur - the smell of air, soil, garbage, other animals. Is it the same for the mothers of show bitches wrapped in their hair curlers?
In nature, the mother dog must provide the puppies with food. He leaves them for a while, and when it's cold? Cool - thermal stimulation. Their bodies are not placed on a soft blanket and the room they are in is not heated. Sometimes they are upside down, sometimes down and sometimes on their backs. The conditions are not sterile and young puppies experience mild stress due to the environmental conditions. From outside there are various environmental noises of varying intensity and puppies hear them as soon as they open their ears, i.e. around the 21st day. Nobody waits for them to be ready, nobody cares about them. And this is nature.
Nature is not locked in a sterile pen and if we really want to leave everything to nature, we should bring our puppies to conditions as close as possible to natural conditions. After a few weeks they will go outside and this will be their natural habitat and they need to start getting to know it very early.
And now a curiosity:
"Already at 8 weeks of age, stimulated puppies have 30% more brain connections than those that were not stimulated" Zofia Mrzewińska