How long can a dog be in labour? Your bitch will begin to strain before starting to give birth to the puppies and in between each puppy being born, she may rest. If she rests for longer than two hours, it is time for assistance from a vet. Read more…. Canine Scanning2018-07-13T14:17:54+00:00 Share this with friends ... FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestEmail Leave A Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.