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The first three weeks in a pup's life are full of a lot of firsts. 

Using Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS) and Early Scent Introduction (ESI) help build excellent foundations for the pups and their future. 

Below, you will find the program developed by Dr. Gayle Watkins and implemented by breeders for decades! 

Not only is it important, it's actually quite fun!

Early Scent Introduction

Early Scent Introduction for Neonate Puppies

by Gayle Watkins, PhD


Neonatal puppies, from 3 to 16 days of age, are ready and able to smell their world. You can take advantage of this to improve their adult scenting ability by doing Early Scent Introduction with your litter. It’s easy! All you need 13 unique scents and 5 seconds per puppy per day. It’s fun! Watching your pups fall in love or out of love with a smell is a hoot.



A clever person put together a kit with 14 scents already set up in tins to make the entire process a little more streamlined. 

You can find it here: 


Breeder ENS & ESI Kit for Puppies - Early Neurological Stimulation and Early Scent Introduction

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