Hello! I am a first time breeder, I decided to breed my 1 1/2 yr old German shepherd and would like some advice. She is a first time mother as well which makes me nervous because I've only ever seen kittens born when I was a child. I have done quite a lot of research and readinging on the subject to better prepare myself for the responsibility that is to come but would like some more reassurance from real life people. I am worried Sadie (my female) won't know what to do when the time comes for her to whelp. Also I would like opinions on a bedding for her? Does she whelp on a blanket or in a box? How often should I bring her to the vet? Do I help her clean the pups when they come out? What about prenatal vitamins/supplements? Help!