If you were like me when I had my first experience of watching a dog go through labor, then I guess it would have been a horrific, confusing and maybe frightening experience for you as it was for me. Well, it happened so because the dog wasn’t mine as I had to stand in for the owner who had to run off to get some supplies for the about to deliver mom.
But I was able to handle the situation as my friend was on his way back and only needed 15 minutes to get there. He said all I needed to do was to ensure the dog is in its box and watch. Since then I have seen a dog about to deliver her puppies not less than 12 times. So, to know how to tell if your dog is in labor, then hitch a ride with me, let’s go there!
Ok, so the first thing I must say is this when your dog is about to deliver, there is no course to panic or be confused as research shows that over 90% of dogs deliver safely without complications or any human assistance; guess that’s comforting enough for a start!