Re: Mom carrying pups around
Thu May 17, 2012 7:26am

sounds like she is unsure about the pups safety. Where is her bed? are there other dogs around? Try setting her bed up like a cave, also try and keep the other dogs away from her. It won't hurt the puppy for her to carry it around even though it is crying.
when she has puppy like that you can reassure her , pet her and then take the puppy, let her lick it, then return the pup to the bed. tell her what a good mom she is,don't get upset with her.
my last litter of 11 the mom carried one pup around she'd hide her in my office or in my bed or under things in the front room. but she did it because the pup was very tiny and she needed extra away from siblings.
She will stop, but it usually is a sign that she just isn't trusting the situation..

  • Mom carrying pups aroundSherry, Wed May 16 3:55pm
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    • UpdateSherry, Sat May 26 1:54am
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      • carrying puplynne, Sun May 27 7:09am
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    • Thanks! (Long story)Sherry, Thu May 17 4:54pm
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      • wow, it all sounds so sad!Maureen - Labradoodle Ranch, Fri May 18 4:53pm
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    • Re: Mom carrying pups around — deb, Thu May 17 7:26am
    • is the puppy small or anything wrong with it?Debbie-FernRidge Labradoodles, Thu May 17 12:30am
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