For some breeds, like the giant and clumsy breeds, pups cannot go with the dams for a week or two, but must go in an incubator and be put with the dam every two to four hours. The pages within include a wealth of information that everyone can appreciate and benefit from. Puppies next to the guardrail. Freshen her up with a sponge bath and put nice clean bedding down for her and her new family. If it is black call your vet. If the dam is a new mother, and unsure, make her nurse as the nursing will trigger the release of hormones into her bloodstream, which will help encourage her mothering instincts meaning the more the dam nurses, the more loving she becomes. They are VERY susceptible to cold. Also, all litters are different. If all seems normal, I just call my vet and let him know what has happened.