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Ear Posting NIGHTMARE!!!!
To start off, this is my first post on here as we have been super busy with our new puppy! I plan on posting a proper introduction here in the near future.
Now, on to the subject at hand-- we are having the absolute worst luck with posting our puppy's ears. After we are finished, he shakes his head violently until they pop out. We CANNOT get them to stay in. We've tried everything we are supposed to do. We have been using backing rods, we thought the 1/2 inch may have been too big, so we went and bought 3/8 inch. A little better luck but we've read those are too small for a 12 week pup. We have called our breeder a million times, we've had a Doberman owner of three come over to our house to try and help us with no luck, we've ransacked these forums and have watched just about every YouTube video there is on it, etc etc. we've tried making the ends smaller to better fit in his ears, and putting duck tape around the rod to make it sturdier. We've basically tweaked it every which way to try and make it work. The only thing we have not tried is zip ties. I'm not sure if there is much more anyone else can provide that we haven't already attempted but we are desperate.
We got him from a VERY reputable breeder and his ears were cropped by a VERY reputable ear-cropping veterinarian. We are wondering if there is something wrong with the base of his ear or something. We don't want him to have horrible looking ears later on down the road. He's going to the vet tomorrow for a general check up as well as have his ears checked out.
Any more advice anyone can give is much appreciated.