We start with our mommy dogs when they are 6 weeks pregnant; they get large pens to themselves that have a whelping area to nest throughout pregnancy, some toys to chew and lots of food. Twice each day they go for a walk around our neighborhood, as well as two 10 minute mommy massages, which we call “Tummy Time”. These massages not only help relax the pregnant dog but also allow her to build a bond even more with our family. Studies have also shown that moms that receive “Tummy Time” have puppies that show enhanced cerebral development.