Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Katy, Tx
Dogs Name: Koa, Siri, Hottie & Chloe (shep x)
Titles: Koa-STAR Puppy, RN, CAA, CGC, Chloe-CA,CGC, Siri-AKC Grand Champion, CAX, DockDogs BAJJ, CGC
Dogs Age: 3 years, 2 years, 6months, 4 years
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IF you use the zip tie method you MUST brace the ears. In a pup at this age I would brace regardless of the method used.
He's shaking the posts out because the aren't deep enough into the ear. I've used the 5/8 backer rod on many young pups. What you need to do is taper the end of the post. Sort of like a pencil tip. Just cut it and then back wrap the entire post in the zones tape. Then "screw" it into the ear so that it gets deep enough. You can't hurt the puppy doing this.
I've had some that were ruined by the zip tie method. So, I would say it works great for super paper thin ear cartilage, but not as well with thicker ear cartilage.
RIP Kai 3/19/2001 - 11/8/2011
Koa RN, CAX, CGC
Siri-GCH Sunny N Foxfire's Starstruck CAX CGC
Hottie-CH Foxfire's I'm Smokin' Hot CA
Aero-GCH Sirai's Brace For Impact CA DJ CGC WAC
Bluebie-Sirai's Clear Skies Ahead CA WAC
Cessna-CH Sirai's Cleared For Takeoff CA WAC
Luxe-BPIS Sirai's Hollywood Glamour CA WAC
Mavi-CH Sirai's Hollywood Hot Shot WAC