Join Date: Aug 2017
Dogs Name: Vom Haus NY Dobermans Ace's Wild
Titles: CGC, TKN
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Tom, I will say the following:
My boyfriend and I preferred the look of cropped ears, but had zero knowledge about cropping/posting. Luckily our breeder handled the cropping portion.
I had zero interactions with Dobermans at all prior to purchasing my Ace, and had even less knowledge of what went into posting.
Doing my due diligence, I learned a lot from this forum on how to post, and Dobebug is one of the most helpful people I have been able to speak with.
As a first timer, I really didn't find posting too overwhelming. We went through some issues in the beginning, but I was able to come to this board and get it sorted out. The biggest thing is being consistent and not allowing the ears to stay unposted for any amount of time. But you should also allow for proper healing time after the surgery. I used the Backer Rod Method and it has worked like a dream with Ace. I followed the steps from the very beginning, and we never ran into any pockets and only had to make minor adjustments for sores.
Please don't be deterred by the amount of work that goes into posting. I have found it worth it. Ace is now 7mo's old and one ear is 100% done (down for 10 days without any drooping whatsoever.). His other ear is posted again because Breathe Right Strips didn't work out for us, and he had minor drooping after 7 days. So we will post his one ear through August, and try again.