5 out of 5 stars
Very detailed and informative on all aspects of the process. A great help. Haven't been able yet to find a better source of info on the topic. I'm glad I bought this video. Well spent money. Sure I'm gonna watch this one a few more times before whelping starts.
5 out of 5 stars
We have a litter of 14 black and tan bloodhounds that were supplemented with Ed's amazing formula, they look fantastic at 3 weeks old. We ordered Ed's DVD Whelping Puppies and educated ourselves on his excellent level of expert knowledge on newborns. We did not lose one pup. We are extremely grateful for Ed taking his time to put a DVD together with so much amazing information.
Whelping Puppies DVD
This DVD explains how to prepare and assist a bitch in whelping a litter of puppies. It tells the breeder exactly what needs to be done during the birth and during the first 8 weeks of a puppy's life.
The first VHS version of our DVD was released in 1993. That version was updated in 2003. In March of 2013, we completely reproduced and updated this DVD with a totally new script and all new video footage.
Ed Frawley, the owner of Leerburg Video and Kennel, has bred and whelped over 350 litters German Shepherds since the mid 1970's. He owned and operated one of the most professional breeding programs in the country for German Shepherds. In this video, you will benefit from the practical experience he has gained in whelping many litters.
This video takes you through the process of determining when to breed your female, Ed shows how to set up a whelping room, he explains what supplies to have on hand before the puppies are born, he shows and talks about the mistakes he made when he first built his breeding facility back in 1990, and then shows you what he did to fix those mistakes when he remodeled his breeding facility in 2005.
The DVD explains and demonstrates the three stages of whelping puppies and then covers the trials of dealing with sick puppies. This video approaches raising the pups on a week by week basis with the "Do's and Don'ts" of raising a healthy litter to 8 weeks of age.
The DVD shows a number of actual births. Ed shows how to calm and manage your female through the birthing process. He explains what to do if a puppy is born dead and how to handle weak puppies. Ed explains when he starts to wean puppies and what steps he takes to make weaning as easy as possible on the puppies.
In this DVD Ed passes along over 30 years of breeding experience. Ed is willing to talk about how he whelped his litters, he also explains some of the mistakes he made along the way (I.E. on worming and vaccinations). He talks about how experience taught him to modify his thinking about subjects like tube feeding, puppy formulas and weaning.
Every year we have people call and order this video a week or so before they whelp a new litter. Then a week or so later we get letters thanking us for the great information. They all say the same thing. You get so much more from watching the pups being born than from reading about it in a book. They always talk about how informative and helpful the tape was.
We explain and discuss breached babies and how to deal with them, we discuss how to get the pups going if they are slow to start breathing after being born. We explain when to get the vet involved if a problem arises, as well as explain what kinds of problems you can run into during a birth. This is a "hands on/how to" video. We took a lot of footage of puppies being born to produce this tape. There is nothing like it on the market.
Ed has more experience whelping puppies (over 350 litters) than most vets.
If you thought breeding dogs was simple matter you may change your mind after watching this how-to DVD.
The concepts that are explained in this video can be applied to every breed of dog.
See our article on Bottle Feeding Puppies.