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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-18-2019, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Just can't get it right :(

I have a 3 month old little boy and I just can not get his posts right! The one time they stayed in was when the tape (in my opinion) was way too tight. How do I know when the tape is too tight or loose? The tops stay just fine but the bottoms pop out of his ears when he shakes his head. He also whines a lot when he hits them on something or scratches them; but that could be because he is generally very vocal in general.

I don't want the vet to continue to do them because A. It's expensive and B. I don't think they are doing it the correct way to prevent pockets

I can post pictures if needed- I'm using the backer rod method.

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Please post photos. Common causes for posts popping out are not putting the tape low enough at the bottom of the post, using too big of backer rod, and not pushing the post down far enough then stretching and squeezing it on to the ear before taping. Are the posts being "back taped" so they are sticky?
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I will post pictures as soon as I get home.

I am back-taping them and I am stretching the ear and squeezing it on to the post. I started with backer rod that was too big and so I went back and got the "medium" at Lowe's. I'm not sure of the exact width, but I can get it.

I am very concerned with the tape being too tight so I have been being very loose with it and then squeezing it on. Is it possible I am being too cautious?

I also am going to try tapering the rods, maybe that is the problem? I am getting them down as far as I can. another issue may have been that I was using medical tape as opposed to athletic tape- could that make a difference?
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Yes it is possible to do the tape too tight. a 3 month old puppy I use 3/8" backer rod. The other rods are too big and will not sit deep enough in the ear in my experience. I recommend using zonas tape 1" wide. Have you seen the tutorial I made for posting ears and removing the posts? It's at the top of this forum with the other "stickies".
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Yes, they have been super helpful! I believe that is the size I am using, but I will check when I get home. It always looks good at first and then after one night one or both has popped out.

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I would contact the chapter club down there - there are tons of active members in Texas and I'm sure someone would be willing to help you in person.


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I would contact the chapter club down there - there are tons of active members in Texas and I'm sure someone would be willing to help you in person.
MC has a very good point - Until our Breeder went threw it we us step by step - hands on - did I finally get it - I then seen where I had had problems before - Kadin was so easy compared to all the other dogs . Good luck and don't get discouraged You will get it -
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Nicole if this isn't allowed you can remove.

I want you to do a search RMH Dobermans Ear Posting You will find a video with Bob Hallahan on You Tube showing you how to post your pup's ears. I post this way but I don't use the glue. Please try it, great video and I hope it helps.
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Nicole if this isn't allowed you can remove.

I want you to do a search RMH Dobermans Ear Posting You will find a video with Bob Hallahan on You Tube showing you how to post your pup's ears. I post this way but I don't use the glue. Please try it, great video and I hope it helps.
Thank you, that video was awesome!
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