Where should my dog give birth? - The Waggin Train Veterinary Clinic

In a whelping box. So what does that look like? What's a whelping box? It's a quiet, dark, and comfortable spot—preferably one that the dog is comfortable with because they don't want to have puppies in the middle of your living room floor. You might want them to because, "Oh, look how neat. There's one, there's two." She doesn't want to be around all that. She wants to be in the dark where it's quiet, and you have no idea what's happening. So prepare that spot for her. And if you have that spot prepared, show it to her before, let her sleep in it before, and get her comfortable with it. That should be her safe haven. That should be where she knows she can go, and she's going to be left alone, quiet, and nobody's in her way. Show it to her for a couple of weeks leading up to birthing, if possible.