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TLC Puppy Paradise puts love and care into every litter
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About TLC Puppy Paradise
We breed dogs in a loving home so they can thrive for the rest of their lives.

We named TLC Puppy Paradise for the love and care we put into every puppy. We’re not just raising dogs; we’re sharing our family with clients looking for a calm, social, and loyal best friend.

We are R.L. “Buff” and Gail Benson, owners, and operators of TLC Pet Paradise, aka Camp TLC Pet Resort, TLC Mobile Pet Grooming, and Doggyland Dogs.

We have been Silicon Valley’s trusted Pet Care Professionals since 1989. Together we bring over 50 years of education and experience to pet care.

Our promise is to treat both you and your four-legged kid as part of our family. We will always do our best for you, speak the truth, and never gouge you with our fees.

The mission of TLC Puppy Paradise, with God’s help, is to breed medically sound, smart pups with common sense that become your best canine companion and family member possible.

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Early Neurological Stimulation

The U.S. Military, in their canine program, developed a method that still serves as a guide to what works in raising confident, easy-to-train dogs. The Bio Sensor Program was designed to improve the performance of military dogs. Later, it became known to the public as the Super Dog Program.

Years of research indicate that early neurological stimulation exercises could have significant and lasting effects. Studies confirm there are specific periods early in life when neurological stimulation has optimum results.

The first period begins on the third day of life and lasts until the sixteenth day. It is believed this interval of time includes rapid neurological growth and development, crucial to individual puppies.

The Bio Sensor Program comprises early neurological stimulation to give dogs developmental advantages. It utilized exercises to stimulate the neurological system.

Each workout involves handling individual puppies every day, performing the complete exercise series before moving on to the next dog.

Read more about the ENS exercises every TLC puppy receives during the crucial first period of neurological stimulation.

Neurological Stimulation Program Details
Descriptions of the five exercises developed in the Bio Sensor Program are below. The duration of each of the five exercises is three to five seconds.

The daily handling of each pup involves the following exercises:

  • Tactical Toe Stimulation

    While holding the pup in one hand, the handler gently stimulates the pup by tickling between the toes on any one foot using a q-tip.

    It is not necessary to see that the pup is feeling the tickle.

  • Head Held Erect

    By using both hands, the handler holds the pup straight up, perpendicular to the ground.

    In this upward position, the head is directly above its tail.

  • Head Pointed Down

    While holding the pup firmly with both hands, the handler reverses position and holds the puppy with its head pointed down towards the ground.

  • Supine Position

    The handler holds the puppy in both hands with its muzzle pointed at the ceiling and its back resting against their palms.

    While on its back, the puppy can struggle or sleep.

  • Thermal Stimulation

    The handler places the puppy, feet down, on a damp, cold towel.

    The handler doesn't restrain the puppy from moving around or off the towel.

Benefits of Stimulation

Researchers observed five benefits in canines exposed to the Bio Sensor Program stimulation exercises.

The benefits noted were:

  1. Improved cardiovascular performance
  2. Stronger heartbeats
  3. Stronger adrenal glands
  4. More tolerance to stress
  5. Greater resistance to disease

In tests of learning, stimulated pups were more active and exploratory than their non-stimulated littermates and dominated in competitive situations.

Secondary effects were also noted regarding test performance. In simple problem solving tests using detours in a maze, non-stimulated pups became extremely anxious and made many errors.

Stimulated littermates were less disturbed or upset by test conditions. They were calmer in the test area, made fewer errors, and showed only occasional distress.

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Puppies raised with love
Our golden retriever and Pekingese puppies are ideal companions.
Image of golden retrievers companion puppies from TLC Breeding.