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Old 04-09-2008, 10:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Pocket Photos

With all of the new questions about "pockets" I thought I would use some of Jax's photos as examples. Here is what his ears looked like right after I took them down and noticed he had "pockets". His right ear is his worst.

ETA: You may need to view them in full size to see the pockets easier.

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Another good one of "pockets", not so good of Jax.



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I hope these help people to see what a pocket looks like. Just to make me and Jax feel better, here is a picture of him after only about a week of corrective posting, and he was about 16 weeks when I first noticed the pocket.

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Old 04-10-2008, 10:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks--your pictures tell the story. I imagine the extra vitamins he gets from chewing on the bushes help straighten things out too. LOL
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can you tell me how oyu did your corrective posting what method did you use to get rid of the pockets in a week?
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BUT WHERE IS HIS TONGUE?? You sure this is Jax??
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I had to get my laughter under control and wipe the tears before I could type! He must have been feeling reserved when I took these!

Gunnar look at this link. BlackInBlack has a great post that shows how to use what she called a "pillow". JDD also showed me a method with using backer rod for the posts and then using a piece of the backer rod cut in half and put it where the pocket is. Now his ears aren't perfect yet. His pocket will come back if left unposted for several hours. I am re-posting after letting his ears air out for about an hour. But in that hour I can get some nice ear shots! I will keep posting for awhile and see where we are around 5 - 5 1/2 months. Good luck!

Does this taping job look OK?
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Hey, what posting process do you do to correct this? Mine has one ear with a pocket and its driving me crazy. Ive been posting them the same but also whats a bumper? I need to get one of those asap.
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Yes please! Mines has a pocket on one ear and I dont know what to do to correct it?
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Ear Posting Directions--A Photo Tutorial of My Method Check out this sticky. It shows the method lots of people here use, including how to make the bumpers.
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Thanks for this. I haven't posted ears in 12 years, but hope to be doing it this spring! I never posted with bumpers, so what are they for? I saw them in the directions you posted, but are they just to put tension on the bell area?
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The bumpers were the only step that I missed. So hopefully after two months he'll be fine. I was just worried that I caused it. And how do you post the incorrect way to cause pockets? Just to make sure. I hate thinking Im still missing a step. I do think my bumpers might be a little longer than in the photo...
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Most pockets I have dealt with were caused by using a brace between the ears, or by the ear slipping down a bit on the post and thus puckering at the base.

This is how NOT to cause pockets

-Don't use a brace between the ears.
-Pull the ears out and away from the head at approx 10 and 2 o'clock positions. (Note - if you have a puppy with a really high ear set like my Lola, it is impossible to get to 10 & 2, just get as close as you can).
-Be sure to stretch the ear the full length of the post (post should be a little longer than the ear).
-Make sure post is securely situated in the ear.
-Run a piece of tape over the top of the ear and the top of the post, this will help keep the ear from slipping down.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:48 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Cool, re-doing ears now. I dont think I stretched them good enough.
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Hi everyone so can I ask...are the pockets the bends? To me they look straight. Am I not looking at it right?


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Question, if I'm using tampons how would I make bumpers the best way?

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