Our six dogs they are our family pets, they live in the house and do everything with us and I work at home,so I can be with them. This is how we raise the pups too. The pups go to the vet at 3 days old and have a check up, tails docked and dew claws done. Then again at 8 weeks for another check up and first shots before going to their new homes a few days later. They are wormed every 2 weeks after they are 2 1/2 weeks old. I work at home so they get lots of TLC, and the grandchildren love them too.