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I wanted to know if we are posting her ear right. This is the first time posting since the bandages came off her ears.
Also, what tape is everyone using? This paper tape I got from Walgreen's keeps coming off.

How do you get your puppy to sit still while getting their ear posted?

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DT just ate my post--I'll try again...

I HATE paper tape--it's probably the hypoallergenic stuff of 3M's.

What you want to buy is Johnson & Johnson Zonas tape--you can probably get it from your vet--but you will go through so much of it when posting you might as well order it by the box from Amazon. The alternative is Johnson & Johnson Coach Athletic tape. They are actually the same time--different packaging.

But for ears and sports stuff you want the same thing if it's going on skin and hair. It should be porous (breathable) cotton, low tack (not very sticky--it isn't how sticky it is that makes it work for posting it's how it's used. And if you haven't already gone to the Puppy section on ears here go look at those directions--with pictures of each step.

You have the right idea but it looks like you are just using the wrong kind of tape.

Walgreens sometimes has the Coach Athletic tape but most Walmart's do have it. It generally comes in 1-1/2" rolls and I split it to use it. Once in a while you can find it in !" and if you are ordering the Zonas tape I'd get 1".

The paper tapes don't conform well to the ear and post--and they aren't as flexible as the J & J tapes.

If I don't have someone to sit with the puppy on their lap I put a chair in the corner of the kitchen cabinets and sit the puppy on the chair and sit on the edge of the chair and block them from escaping with my knee. But I've been posting puppies for a lot of years and it's just a lot easier if you have someone to hold and help if this is the first puppy you've posted.

When they get too big to sit on a lap the former holder can generally put them between their knees and hold them in place for you but in reality puppies get pretty good about sitting still for ear posting--I give treats for stillness and a break between ears.

Good luck--send lotsa' pictures--that's a pretty cute puppy.

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PS See the ear that is tipping in--you don't want that to happen--preferably you want the ears to sit at a 10 and 2 (clock face) position. Letting one or both tip in almost guarantees you'll get pockets which you'll then have to keep posting to get rid of those.

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I like to point out these two threads to anyone asking about ear posting; both are excellent and with plenty of pics and easy to follow instructions

Ear Posting Directions--A Photo Tutorial of My Method

How to: Posting Show Cropped Ears Using Backer Rod
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dobebug is absolutely right, Zonas tape is the way to go. The one place near us where we could ALWAYS get it (long before there was a WalMart nearby) was the pharmacy at our local hospital.
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Hi ajj

So what dobebug said. ^^^

Also... The two threads that TN has links to in his comment are terrific.

So... JMO, but I prefer the second one : Posting Show Cropped Ears Using Backer Rod by member greenkouki.

I have never seen a better visual tutorial. Follow it to a T and you will have great success.

The same member has also has a great visual tutorial on how to easily and correctly remove posts for cleaning and posting. It is tremendously helpful.

Good luck and have fun! Seriously... Make its a positive experience for your puppy. Be calm, upbeat and freely rewarding.

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I wanted to know if we are posting her ear right. This is the first time posting since the bandages came off her ears.
Also, what tape is everyone using? This paper tape I got from Walgreen's keeps coming off.

How do you get your puppy to sit still while getting their ear posted?

Frist off 3 -- Welcome to DT !

Great advise already offered , But I will just throw out a few little things I found that helped me in posting - Have the backer rods pre- cut and ready - Have the tape all so pre cut - what I have did was cut the tape and stick the edge on the table so all I have to do is grab it and tape up the ear - this makes things go a lot quicker when posting and the pup won't get as antsy while your trying to hold him and cutting tape - Now Kadin was a ball of fire when a pup - yet after one or 2 postings - I did it by myself - he just sat there like a good little boy

I did notice his back nails - I like to keep them dull and not pointy - them little nails can sure grab tape - lol

Hang in there - Posting can get over whelming at first but you will get the hang of it - Most important - ask questions on here ! Lots of knowledge and experience on here and people more than willing to help out

BTW - Good looking Pup !
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There is always good advise here for ear posting, but I gotta tell you that is the cutest picture! You must put it on our calendar puppy only contest for this month. Just adorable.
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I usually sit in a chair and put the pup between my legs facing away from me. I can kinda wrap my legs and feet around the pup to help steady him, and my hands are free to work on his ears.
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Frist off 3 -- Welcome to DT !

Great advise already offered , But I will just throw out a few little things I found that helped me in posting - Have the backer rods pre- cut and ready - Have the tape all so pre cut - what I have did was cut the tape and stick the edge on the table so all I have to do is grab it and tape up the ear - this makes things go a lot quicker when posting and the pup won't get as antsy while your trying to hold him and cutting tape - Now Kadin was a ball of fire when a pup - yet after one or 2 postings - I did it by myself - he just sat there like a good little boy

I did notice his back nails - I like to keep them dull and not pointy - them little nails can sure grab tape - lol

Hang in there - Posting can get over whelming at first but you will get the hang of it - Most important - ask questions on here ! Lots of knowledge and experience on here and people more than willing to help out

BTW - Good looking Pup !
We have tried 3 times to trim her nails. Each time she ended up urinating on the carpet and not outside.
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We have tried 3 times to trim her nails. Each time she ended up urinating on the carpet and not outside.
That don't surprise me at all 3 - She is nervous and pees - when she is laying on your lap - rub her back legs - like the hips area - then slowly work your way down her legs - to the knee area - then her lower legs - her paws , get her use to it - it's like saying , see this is not going to hurt you . Pups are unsure of life - the unknown - try to just work with her some then try the nails again . It has to be done - sooner or latter , you know ? A little pee never hurt anything - other than clean up time - its part of having a puppy - it just takes time - she will get it .
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