I had noticed that Paul used a triangular whelping box
If you think about puppies in a whelping box
, and you see a puppy who isn't where he wants to be, most breeders will pick the puppy up," and place him near a nipple or the warmth of his mother, she says.
IT seems like no time since I wrote my weekly column sitting on the floor at the side of our whelping box
while our pet Labrador Blossom had her puppies.
A whelping box
is a box where the female dog gives birth to her puppies and nurses them.
My husband immediately built her a whelping box
and the puppies were born a week later on my husband's birthday.
But rather than a manger, attention will be focused on a puppy whelping box
My better half and I are breeders of purebred dogs and as a consequence, we have arrangements with a local newspaper to pick up their extra left-over papers to use to paper train the puppies and to line their whelping box
GENERAL ATTITUDE A move from the whelping box
to your home will be a dramatic shift for the pup.
30pm and I am at home, sitting at the side of our whelping box
as Blossom, our Chocolate Labrador (you may remember her as the Daffodil eater - see pic above) has her pups.
Environmental impact can begin very early For example, if a pup is genetically sound for temperament but his mother exhibits fearful behavior toward people approaching the whelping box
, the pup can learn from this to be fearful of people at a very young age - as young as 3 weeks.
and through the straw that we used as "clean" bedding in the whelping box
, the pups contracted scours.
Breeding hopes were bolstered when encouraged her to sleep in the whelping box