All our puppies are raised in the home with our family. They start off in their whelping box in our bedroom so they get all the attention from us and mom has a quiet place to care for her babies. When the puppies are about 3 to 4 weeks old they will be moved to our family room so they get to be around everyday life, tv, vacumming, regular conversations, people coming and going and other dogs in our house hold carrying on. The puppies will start a worming program at 2 weeks of age this will continue every 2 weeks til 8 weeks old, then again should be wormed at 12 and 16 weeks. Then again at 6 months and 12 months.