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The Enrichment Effect and how problem solving activities benefit the puppies.

Problem Solving and learning activities with our puppies contributes to what we call the Enrichment Effect. The Enrichment Effect benefits the puppies by providing them with increased emotional stability,better recovery from fear, less fear-based aggression, calmer, and quicker to learn basic commands. So the kind of intelligence that enrichment cultivates is compatible with an “easy to live with” kind of dog.

Animals raised in enriched environments have been shown to have the following physiological changes over animals raised under standard laboratory 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 #puppycultureprogram

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