How To Create Whelping Boxes for American Bullies

Imagine you have an American Bully that you’d like to grow your family and aren’t sure the best place to put it. Then creating a whelping container can help.

It is important to have to have a Whelping dog especially in the case that your female dog has just had a baby. The whelping area can be a perfect space where she can nurse and care for her pups.

Here’s how to construct a whelping container for the American Bully:

1. Take a Measurement of Your American Bully

First is to measure the size of your bully to find the appropriate size of materials. The XL Bully may vary in size based on gender. Male American Bullies are normally between 19-22 inches.

Females with extra-large sizes require a whelping container which is at least 48 x 40 inches (121.92 101.6 cm) 101.6 millimeters) to provide ample space to move about.

If your Bully isn’t big enough and small, you might be able to make do with an item that is that is larger than 42 inches by 34 inches (106.68 and 86.36 centimeters). Be sure to alter the directions to suit the measurements differ.

2. Gather Your Tools and Plywood

After you’ve weighed your dog, now is the time to collect the supplies needed for the construction of their whelping container. The majority of the items you’ll require is available in your local hardware shop.

Here’s a list of items you’ll require:

  • A piece of plywood measures 48in x 38in
  • Eighteen 1.5 inches wood screws
  • A tube of wood glue
  • Self-adhesive contact paper
  • Sealant, paint or varnish (optional)

Tools needed to complete this build include:

  • Circular saw
  • Tape measures
  • Drill/driver
  • Staple gun or Stapler

If you own a power miter saw, this will cut the boards much easier. However, a circular cut is a good choice if you don’t own an electric miter saw.

3. Cut the Boards

After you’ve gathered all the items and cut them, you can begin cutting the pieces.

If you are planning to let the bully breed dog, use its brand box for whelping with another animal. Ensure that all of its parts will fit right into the holes! In other cases, it could result in harm and even cause death, if they become stuck.

If you’re using a power miter saw, you can follow the steps below:

  1. Make sure you mark the plywood using your Sharpie and tape measure.
  2. Set the saw at 45-degree angles to cut in the drawn lines.

If using a circular saw, you should follow the steps below:

  1. Make sure you mark the plywood using your tape measure as well as a sharpie.
  2. Use a straight edge for an aid in making cuts.

Make sure that when cutting the plywood, you cut in the direction that the lumber is made of. If you cut it across instead, the boards could break easily and won’t be as strong.

If you opt to utilize the power miter saw to complete this task, use care! Also, it is recommended to always wear safety eyewear when working with any kind of machine to prevent accidents from taking place.

4. Assemble Your Whelping Box

The next step is to put together your brand-new whelping container for the American Bully!

You can choose to seal or paint any wooden material prior to starting this procedure to safeguard it from elements such as moisture and other contaminants when your whelping container will be outside.

I suggest using contact paper that is both durable and waterproof so that you don’t risk damaging the wood. It is possible to use a stapler in securing the self-adhesive contact paper. When you decide to do this, ensure that the staples get through board’s side into the dog’s sleeping space. If you decide not to utilize contact paper, then you can do this without a problem.

Once you’ve finished painting your plywood, or put contact papers on it, it’s now time put wood glue on the sides of the 48-inch (121.92-cm) rectangle piece. Follow the instructions in the following steps:

  1. Make four cuts on the outside of the square in order to create walls and doors.
  2. Make use of your drill to secure every corner using two screws.
  3. Incorporate the screws further around the perimeter to ensure that the boards are secure.
  4. Let the glue dry overnight prior to adding bedding or other material.

5. Position Your Dog’s New Whelping Box

When the whelping box of your Bully is put together, the last step is to put it where you’d like it to be. Ideally, it is ideal to pick an area that is quiet and private where the mother will feel at ease throughout labor. Also, ensure that none of the body parts are able to fit through the holes of the walls.

If the whelping container is in the house, put it in a place that your dog is secure and at ease. The place should be at an ideal temperature to your animal. Additionally, a heater can be utilized to keep the area warm for mother and her pups.

If the box is outside, it’s to protect other animals or people out of your dog at the time of birth. Be sure to cover it by a tarp so that there’s no openings for rain or wind to pass through. Also, it is important to manage the temperature so that you can make sure your male American Bully is at ease.

If this is the box to whelp designed for an American Bully, ensure that it is kept in one location during the entire pregnancy of your dog because they prefer to remain in one place.

6. Add Whelping Pads or Newspapers

After you finish the whelping pad, you should put it some bedding. Newspaper is an excellent alternative because it’s water-resistant and easily replaceable when necessary. A reusable pad for whelping is also a good option since it provides extra padding for the pet. Whatever you decide to do, be it sure the whole bottom is completely covered so that your dog can easily get inside as well as out with no difficulty.

Final Thoughts

I hope that you find this post useful. A whelping bin can assist in making sure your American Bully have a cozy and safe place to labor. Make sure you follow the directions carefully to make an enjoyable and safe space to your dog. Enjoy baby whelping!

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