Re: Whelping box help.........
I use a Jonart Whelping Box -- capitalized because at the price it deserves to be a proper noun.
The pros: has a good pig rail, it is easy to set up, easy to break down, easy to store, 4'x4' is big enough to start with, it is sturdy. By the time the puppies need more room, the x-pen is all around the area. Also, I have it up until well after the puppies (that are going) go home, not one of my puppies has done any damage to it with their teeth.
It came with the vynal 4' square mat, and the pig rail. One side has an opening so the bitch can walk in and out to start then you can use the short door panel, then the largre, then both together to reach 24 inches.
The cons: the price, it cost about $500. I think it is worth it only if you are planning on more than one litter.
Jenna, RN CGC & Babs, CD RA CGC HIC
Heidi, RA CGC
SG3 Odessa, SchH1, Kkl1, AD
Ninja, RN CGC & Milla, RN CGC
Joy, Star Puppy, RN CGC
Dolly CGC & Bear CGC