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Ovulation timing, the telltale indicator that a brood bitch is ovulating and thus ready to breed, is the most common thing to go wrong in dog breeding.
Nesting is a primary maternal instinct of an expectant brood bitch. Pregnant dogs in the wild would select a secluded spot with adequate warmth and shelter and then camouflage the den with grass, sticks, branches, and brush.
Oftentimes when a dog breeding fails, people tend to overlook the male half of the reproduction equation. In reality, it is best to look ﬁrst for problems with the male dog, advises Margaret V.