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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Indoor Whelping Box

The puppies are now 2.5 weeks old which means they're getting around much more and making more of a mess! These are the steps in creating a functional whelping box set up for this age puppy. Any earlier, and the puppies are too small and can get wrapped up in the bedding and suffocate. Step 1 - Clean the bottom of the whelping box that has a cleanable surface, in this case vinyl tiles, with a bleach spray and rinse thoroughly. Wipe dry. Lay some traction material that one might buy to put under a rug, on the bottom of the whelping box. All done while puppies are safely tucked away in a laundry basket. Note the padding all the way around the whelping box. This is to make the puppies' exit from the whelping box safe.

Step 2 - lay some absorbent material over the traction mats.

Step 3 - Place a couple bath mats over the top of the absorbent material. These will allow the moisture to wick away from the puppies and into the absorbent material.

Step 4 - Put puppies gently back into box

Step 4 continued - watch as they ALL pee on the newly cleaned material

The little exit on the right has a door that can be placed to block it off, however, we found that Rayna then tends to jump in and out which isn't safe for the puppies so we plan to leave it open and puppy proof the entire room.
Their little personalities are shining through!

Everyone is exploring and playing. They especially like sucking on their siblings' noses.


  1. So beautiful!!!! How many do you intend to keep?

    1. Thanks for the comment, Tony. We'll be keeping three. We've had a waiting list for this litter for quite some time so the remainder will be in excellent homes not so far away.