by Blksableworkingdogs on 14 November 2020 - 12:11
Id really appreciate any advice from someone who has dealt with this before.
by Hired Dog on 14 November 2020 - 12:11
I hope for your sake, you are wrong, best of luck to you.
by Rik on 14 November 2020 - 17:11
what type whelping box do you have?
by Blksableworkingdogs on 14 November 2020 - 18:11
by Rik on 14 November 2020 - 18:11
by Western Rider on 14 November 2020 - 20:11
by GSCat on 15 November 2020 - 06:11
Is there a toy or object that she'll spend time with calmly at all? My current high-drive GSD plays keep-away with the ball and if she lays down with one particular one, she'll lay quietly chewing on it for some time. Some dogs will calm down and concentrate on some of the puzzles out there, too. Or maybe a "loaded" Kong/similar or whatever recreational chew toy she likes if she'll spend time with it not playing/chasing.
Teach her no rough-housing, jumping, running, etc. in the whelping box now (and probably the room the whelping box is in), and practice and reward it over and over until.
Spend lots more time with her, especially doing calm things together and separately in the same room. Try to do at least some of the calm things together in the room with the whelping box, and no rowdy stuff allowed in that room.
Does she like music? Mine current dog really likes listening to quiet classical stuff like violin practicing without any accompaniment, string quartets, etc. Woodwinds, brass, and percussion amp her up, as does modern music. If you can teach her to associate calm behavior with a particular calm/quiet piece(s), you might have some luck calming her down by playing it. If you're not into string chamber music, maybe some relaxing, quiet, acoustical classical guitar (lots of it online).
Prayers for an uneventful and easy delivery and afterwards.
by GK1 on 15 November 2020 - 07:11
I don’t know anything about mom eating pups but sounds like either a genetic miscode or a result of maltreatment by humans.
by Q Man on 15 November 2020 - 10:11
One thing for sure is you can NEVER tell how a female will react or be as she's giving birth or afterwards...Just watch and keep an eye on her and her litter...
by Entwerfer Haus on 15 November 2020 - 15:11
Hi drive does not mean bad mother.
I had a female in the past who was very high drive and super athletic. CC had nice DDR lineage. She was small in stature, just a tad under the norm and the day after she whelped, you could not even tell she had a litter (I was jelly about that :-)) My dogs are house pets, so she had a strong bond to the pack and me. She whelped OK, but didn't want to stay with the pups, except for feeding them. Sometimes, I'd have to stay with her. She was fine when I was at work, with or without pups, but if I was there and all the dogs were uncrated she wanted to be part of it.
Her last litter wore on her. I could tell she was stressed, even to the point of mild hair loss. I found her a country home with a retired widow, border collie and goats. She was in her glory. After acclimating her over months, it was painfully clear that this was the life for her.
The eating puppy thing must be something non related and I'm sure there's a much more sinister reason that a dog would do that and I'm not qualified to speak on it.
GSCat has given you the right advice in my opinion.
What I will advise, if she exhibits non interest behavior, do not continue to breed her. It's not for everyone, dog or human.
Just my .02