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Her ears are looking pretty good!

And yes, she will grow into them.


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I think your re-taping job looks MUCH better! While you could get away with using less tape, I think right now it's more important to learn about the right tension for the tape, since that's vital to keeping the posts in the ears. So you're on the right track with a big improvement, and as you get more familiar with the process you could work on using less tape.

I think the length of her ears looks fine...to me, if the ears DON'T look too long on a young puppy, they're going to be too short at maturity.



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The ears look much better. I think they are a good length too. Maybe it's just the angle of the picture but one looks a little different than the other
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Yea, I am a little concerned that one is longer than the other...I don't know what to do?
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Nice looking pup you got there.. It's a little hard to see on the pic, but the small flap of ear at the base of her head, do you fold that in or do you fold it out when you tape it?

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Looking much better. Good job!! I agree with MD, eventually you can work at using less tape. :-)


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I attempt to fold it in...
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I attempt to fold it in...
When you tape, you should always tape against the fold. So on the puppy's left ear (your right) you'd be taping clockwise. And taping counter clockwise on the puppy's right ear (your left). If you do that, you never have to worry about the fold.



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I taped them the same way you just did. Silence's ears are heavy and I have been having horrible problems with them. I ended up having a really experienced Dober-person show me how he tapes his dogs' ears and it has been working wonderfully. I just wasn't taping the bell correctly and enough. He also had me put a bridge back in to pull them inward due to his ears wanting to airplane. Good luck with them!!!
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I agree with Murreydobe: go against the fold. I put the tape right behind the crease of his back ear and wrap around. Left ear --> clockwise and Right --> counter. Don't wrap to tightly, but make sure it's secured against the post. I always give the ears/post a little squeeze to ensure it's taped on, but not tight. Good luck and keep working at it.. Again, great looking pup!

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I was told to go with the fold. Why do you want to go against it? Naturally I just did his ears again.
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Don't flatten out the fold..use the tape so that the fold is still there naturally. If you flatten out that fold while your taping your in for some major issues!!

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I was told to go with the fold. Why do you want to go against it? Naturally I just did his ears again.

LOL, maybe I worded that wrong, I was questioning myself at the time! I couldn't decide whether you'd say you were taping against the fold if you were bringing the tape OVER the fold to keep it in place or not.

You want to tape so the fold is in place, not straighten it out. As I said, that involves taping clockwise on one ear (their left), counter clockwise on the other.



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I had the issue with the ears looking of different sizes and in the end they turned out perfect. My boy turned out perfect and he grew into his really long ears and looked like a million dollars.
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Let me just make sure I understand...I need to be taping in the direction of the other ear? I don't know if that makes more sense or not I guess I just confused myself on which way you are looking at the dog...
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I think it's time to refer these taping questions to Carol Petruzzi's video taping is very confussing to someone new at it. There are many intricate and suttle parts to get it right. Once they have the basics down, then some other options or suggestions will be easily understood. Von
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Let me just make sure I understand...I need to be taping in the direction of the other ear? I don't know if that makes more sense or not I guess I just confused myself on which way you are looking at the dog...

As you face the pup, taping direction of the ear bell (where the natural crease is) always inwards...so the pups right ear which is to your left is done anti clockwise and the pups left ear which is to your right done clockwise..(hope thats not too confusing)
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As you face the pup, taping direction of the ear bell (where the natural crease is) always inwards...so the pups right ear which is to your left is done anti clockwise and the pups left ear which is to your right done clockwise..(hope thats not too confusing)
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You tape from the outside toward the inside, wich will preserve that natural fold at the inside of the ear where it meets the head. You were right about clockwise left and counter right. I am posting or using glued in strips on my girl's left ear and she is almost a year. It is a PITA and I Am totally frustrated when, after a week of being up, I take the support ot and it just flops. Argh! I will be considering an implant in a few more months. Sorry, I hate to do it, but after a year of posting I would be bummed if that ear was always floppy while the right stands perfectly.
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You tape from the outside toward the inside, wich will preserve that natural fold at the inside of the ear where it meets the head. You were right about clockwise left and counter right. I am posting or using glued in strips on my girl's left ear and she is almost a year. It is a PITA and I Am totally frustrated when, after a week of being up, I take the support ot and it just flops. Argh! I will be considering an implant in a few more months. Sorry, I hate to do it, but after a year of posting I would be bummed if that ear was always floppy while the right stands perfectly.
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I can understand your frustration very well because i had the same problem as you..If you read my previous posts regarding ears you will see my kaiser had similar problem...His left ear sometimes flopped while his right ear stood upright even in his sleep...I was almost at the point of giving up but i took some valuable tips and loads of encouragement from experienced DT members specially VON, whom i have utmost respect so i carried on posting both ears.
Kaiser has turned 11 months old three days ago and i am happy to say i have not posted his ears for five days now..
I posted only the weak ear first couple of evenings (so he wont sleep on it) but after two nights i gave that up also, now and i notice the muscle in his ear is getting stronger every day as he gets to use it when not posted..
Please do not give up posting and forget implants,the ear will eventually stand up..

One of the most encouraging articles i read on the net was the story of Baron Nike Renawal's ears (who happens to be one of the most admired male dobermanns of the last few decades) Nike's ears were posted until he was three years old..

PS..Baron Nike is my Kaiser's grand father and people say Kaiser takes his head structure from Nike...so i thought maybe the ear problem runs in the family..

anyway,her is the story..
Males > Baron Nike Renewal

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you are not the only one! my boy who is 5 months old keeps taking everything down. I think that I am on a posting method #55 lol. I tried, popsicle sticks, tampons, insulation, special instruments sold on amazon, cups, noodles, Velcro …. I just re-posted again few minutes ago. His ears are really beat up with almost no hair left. I am hoping that they will grow back.
the cup (Styrofoam) between his ears seems to be the best option. this is what my vet recommended. Now I put Velcro on the cup and on his ears and first Velcro the ears on the cup and then attach it further with the tape.
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you are not the only one! my boy who is 5 months old keeps taking everything down. I think that I am on a posting method #55 lol. I tried, popsicle sticks, tampons, insulation, special instruments sold on amazon, cups, noodles, Velcro …. I just re-posted again few minutes ago. His ears are really beat up with almost no hair left. I am hoping that they will grow back.
the cup (Styrofoam) between his ears seems to be the best option. this is what my vet recommended. Now I put Velcro on the cup and on his ears and first Velcro the ears on the cup and then attach it further with the tape.
I'd encourage you to start a new thread - this thread is 10 years old. Most people are NOT going to see your post at the end of a really old thread. You'll get a lot more help if you start your own, new thread.

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