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Purchasing a whelping crate (birthing box) for your dog can be quite expensive, however, building one out of wood isn't ideal either. A whelping crat...
The first step is to cut the tank bottom off at whatever height you'd like. To allow mama to get out, I cut mine at an angle with the short side 11" ...
The handle holes measure 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" and I made them using this jig and a handheld router. The distance from the edge of my 1/4" bit to the edge ...
The toughest part of this project is making a pig rail for the pups. Pig rails prevent the dam from laying down against the side of the whelping tub ...
I used a circle jig on my router to cut the pig rail. A circle jig allows you to adjust the radius of the circle to any desired length and rotate the...
I used a self-guided 3/8" round over bit in my router to remove the sharp corners. I did this on all 4 edges.
The last step was adding legs to the pig rail. To keep from blocking the pups from getting under the rail I tapered the legs to 1" x 1" bottom. The ...
That's it! For about $65 in materials, I was able to make a whelping crate which is light, durable, easy to clean and safe for the pups and mom.
The plastic tub works beautifully during whelping because it is so easy to clean. The slick plastic is a nice surface for cleaning, but not for pups ...
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Posted:Jan 5, 2012
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