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01-17-2020 03:40 PM
Liver Sorry for the late response but thank you so much for the info
01-13-2020 06:31 PM
dobebug
Quote:
Originally Posted by melbrod View Post
Well, here's the facebook page:
"Doberman Ear Taping Methods "The Original""
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1523214807972444/

Click on "About this Group" to get info on who they are and how you get access to their content.

There's another group listed on their page which might be helpful, judging from its title:
"Doberman Ear Taping And Posting"
https://www.facebook.com/groups/274571209728187/

They both say they are private groups?? But I'm not even on Facebook at all, so I'm not much help with navigating it.
I had to go and find a Facebook email in my email to find that Group.

I know I've told this story before. I've had a Facebook account since the stone age when no one had ever heard of Facebook. Someone posted what I thought was a link to a picture of a dog I wanted to see--so I went to the link and it required me to sign in or open my account before I could open the link. OK--I did that and jumped through a few more hoops and finally it let me in to open the link--which turned out to be for a video--and as you all know--I've had 'real' internet for less than two weeks--before that I was dial up which doesn't get video's longer than about 4 seconds. Later it turned out the mystery link I sign up for was very early Facebook.

So I went along just deleting everything that was Facebook until I started wanting to see some of the pictures being posted as links both here and on a couple of other dog lists so I started going to the library--in the course of looking at (mostly stuff posted here where the pic's didn't load) I realized that there was a list of Doberman related groups--mostly private, Mel. Did I even know what private meant--no, I didn't. But I guess I signed up for a number of the private groups including the one about ears.

Anyway--that's the extent of my participation on Facebook.

But the ear posting one has been informative from time to time. But do I know how to post anything to Facebook other than a reply to something someone else has put up a picture of (or about). No, I don't.

It's like Google--having had an email account with juno for over 20 years it's the only email account I know how to use. Now I have a gmail account and have found rather like trying to save yourself from drowning after the Titanic disaster when all you know how to do is a dogpaddle.

I don't know quite why anyone would be the least surprised that not only do I not know how to post pictures (if I knew how to use the camera I bought to take dog pictures) but it frightens me just to think about trying to learn.

For the record there is a very good video presentation of half posts that is different than the one that wasn't on Facebook that Mel found and I went to look at.

NOW, I'm going to take the nap I missed yesterday.

dobebug
01-12-2020 06:52 PM
melbrod Well, here's the facebook page:
"Doberman Ear Taping Methods "The Original""
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1523214807972444/

Click on "About this Group" to get info on who they are and how you get access to their content.

There's another group listed on their page which might be helpful, judging from its title:
"Doberman Ear Taping And Posting"
https://www.facebook.com/groups/274571209728187/

They both say they are private groups?? But I'm not even on Facebook at all, so I'm not much help with navigating it.
01-12-2020 06:21 PM
dobebug Mel,

I went looking but am falling asleep on my keyboard.

I got this far--it's on Facebook so you have to go to Facebook first and go to the search box and put in Doberman ear taping methods "The Original"

That should bring up the location and there used to be a menu to look stuff up including rules, various types of postings but it wasn't displayed today. I'll look again after I take that nap but you might be able to find it. That at least should get you to the right general area.

dobebug
01-12-2020 05:52 PM
dobebug
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Originally Posted by melbrod View Post
Bug, I couldn't find a link to the video you mentioned, but here's a tutorial. I've not used this method, but as far as I can tell, the directions look pretty good. It shows a very similar method as our thread on posting does, only here the post sits on the little nub inside the dog's ear instead of going all of the way down into the ear canal. It should only be done on dogs whose ear base and lower ear is firm and strong.

https://doberman-chat.com/threads/ho...ed-ears.24535/
That's fairly different than the one I do which is really close to the one shown on the Ear Posting thread (and I'll see if I can find a url or real title).

The one I use basically want the base to he strong but it doesn't have to be strong and mostly up--Joey's base is strong but his ear will fold just above the base--on the back edge.

I use pipe insulation and save short chunks for stuff like this--I cut one of the curved pieces so that it just fits into the ear above the nub--I squeeze he sides of the foam together and tape it tightly with Zonas or Johnson and Johnson Coach tape--the length will vary depending on where the ear is folding--on Joey the piece is only about 2 inches long. I back tape that and if I'm planning on having it stay in for several days I use some skin adhesive on the inside of the ear where it will go, But if I'm only going to want to leave it briefly and sometimes I want to look at it daily then I just stick itin on top of the nub and double tape the ear keeping the little foam short post in place as I tape.--I don't do anything with the upper part of the ear leather--often the leather itself is fine it's just a spot that seem like unfinished cartilage.

And I've been having good luck with Breathe Rite strips lately for ears that want to curl in at the tip. I found an adhesive (sort of) that is thin--not goopy like the skin adhesives--this stuff is water thin and comes with a little ball of something to apply it to the ear. You apply that stuff in the spot you want to put the strip let it dry and carefully stick the strip where you want to straighten out a bend or curl--I can get close to two weeks out of a strip applied with this stuff but you need to plan on have Uno Solve on hand because you don't even want to try to peel a strip off with out soaking it in the UnoSolve--you'll be peeling the puppies ear skin off.

My big complaint about the BreatheRite strips was that even with one of the skin adhesives I could only get 3 or maybe 4 days for a strip and the weight of the skin adhesive sometimes was more that a really thin ear could support. I had better luck with eyelash adhesive--4 to 5 days with that but I'm so happy with this stuff I'm using now I dance with the puppy when we're through.

dobebug
01-12-2020 05:19 PM
melbrod Bug, I couldn't find a link to the video you mentioned, but here's a tutorial. I've not used this method, but as far as I can tell, the directions look pretty good. It shows a very similar method as our thread on posting does, only here the post sits on the little nub inside the dog's ear instead of going all of the way down into the ear canal. It should only be done on dogs whose ear base and lower ear is firm and strong.

https://doberman-chat.com/threads/ho...ed-ears.24535/
01-12-2020 04:01 PM
dobebug I do it all the time--but the whole group here can tell you I don't do pictures (even though I have a nice digital camera) I've never really learned to use it and I've also never learned to post pictures to these forums (or any other forums or lists)

However--the process is pretty simple.--you post the drooping ear and don't post the other ear--no brace (nothing to stick the tape to on the other side--but you don't need a brace most of the time after the first two or three postings.

The main thing is to make sure you have properly taped the ear all the way down to the insertion point of the post. And if the post should pop out of the it's even more important if you are only posting one ear that you promptly remove the post and tape and redo it completely.

If it's falling occasionally from the base, Liver, there are good instruction on how to do a half post which will support only the base--there is a video on an Internet site called (I think) The Original Posting Method--but you can find that via Google. That half post (which is video) was added recently--I looked at it because I was posting a half post on my borrow puppy who has one ear that occasionally droops (often because he slept on it and if he goes out to pee it's standing again when he comes back in. But he's entered in a show this coming week and I wanted to make sure that ear was coming along properly.

Good luck.

dobebug
01-12-2020 03:31 PM
Rosemary
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Originally Posted by Liver View Post
Hi all, I have this problem to with my 8/12 m old boy
Most of the time his ears stand with no problem but his left one has the tendency to drop sometimes, is there any videos of posting one ear ? Thanks in advance, Kevin.
I don't know of any videos (although YouTube probably has a bunch of them), but there is an excellent thread with lots of pictures here on DT. https://www.dobermantalk.com/ear-cro...acker-rod.html
01-12-2020 01:09 PM
Liver Hi all, I have this problem to with my 8/12 m old boy
Most of the time his ears stand with no problem but his left one has the tendency to drop sometimes, is there any videos of posting one ear ? Thanks in advance, Kevin.
01-10-2020 10:01 PM
Fitzmar Dobermans Definitely keep posting! I've had more than one Doberman that took 10+ months to get one of the ears to stand.
01-09-2020 08:47 AM
dobebug I would definitely keep posting the floppy ear--8-1/2 months is way too young to give up. One of my boys had almost finished his championship before I quit posting one ear that remained somewhat floppy.

It's very common to have one ear be up and standing perfectly while the other ear flopped in the middle-just takes longer posting for the floppy one.

The puppy I borrowed from a friend when I lost my 14 year old and who is headed for is first show in less than a week presently has a half post in one ear because it still kind of wants to be floppy toward the base--he can get it up and keep it up most of the time but we really want it up and pretty solid for the show. So he'll stay in the half post on that ear until the day of the show and I'll put it back up if it needs it the next day.

dobebug
01-09-2020 07:50 AM
greenkouki No, keep posting. I was tinkering with a weak ear til my youngest was 18+ months.
01-09-2020 06:53 AM
LadyDi Yup! Keep posting for sure. It's not to late.
Every time you stop posting and the ear flops that sets you back.
Some have posted until 15 months or so ...keep'em up......
Oh yeah, welcome to our forum from Florida.
01-09-2020 12:05 AM
Beaumont67
Quote:
Originally Posted by zeus1014 View Post
My 8.5 month doberman has one lazy ear. The other one is standing beautifully. Is it too late to fix this? It will stand when hes at full attention and something is bothering him, otherwise it folds over in the middle.
KELLY has most perfect years // but she was posted till 9.5 months old.
- we had to fix ear tipping in & touching
- had used bridge tape for 6 weeks to long...gave us a challenge to fix, of our own doing

Our 2nd breeder said, I never sell a puppy with bad ears...she was right / always Operator Error, given a skilled Vet crop.
- so keep posting, and if your doing something wrong...figure it out
- good news zeus / still got enough time, "not the time now, to throw in the towel"
- and post photos, of your work

Our last girl also had a lazy year at 7.5 months old...one would flop for 5 minutes, after she woke up in the morning or after a 2 hour cat nap.
- so usually takes 6-8 weeks of regular posting
Part of our own problem, is 11 years between puppies, and tampon posts go to foam backer rod (better) and tapes change.
- so always a learning curve...and every dog has different's, in ear strength
- and pups have to train their ears, to behave naturally...timelines vary, 8.5m still early
01-09-2020 12:01 AM
Rosemary Welcome to DT.

Post the ear and don't let it fall. Some dogs need to posted until they are a year or more.
01-08-2020 10:41 PM
zeus1014
Doberman with Lazy Ear

My 8.5 month doberman has one lazy ear. The other one is standing beautifully. Is it too late to fix this? It will stand when he’s at full attention and something is bothering him, otherwise it folds over in the middle.

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