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Flopped ear

Discussion in 'Doberman Puppies' started by Helen27, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. Helen27

    Helen27 New Member

    I will do next time I change them

  2. Helen27

    Helen27 New Member

    I am still posting his ears and not getting anywhere the one ear still flops ! I seem to change it everyday because he scratches at it and pulls it out
    Anyone got any ideas to help
  3. Helen27

    Helen27 New Member

    Here’s a picture

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  4. Panama

    Panama Hot Topics Subscriber

    How old is he? What posting method are you using?
  5. Panama

    Panama Hot Topics Subscriber

    Are posting both ears and using a bridge between them?
  6. Helen27

    Helen27 New Member

    He’s 7 months old and no I’m not on only posting the one ear
  7. Ddski5

    Ddski5 Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    If you have to change it every day because he is scratching or pulling out then one or two things is going on.
    1. They are not fully seated in the ear and it is very bothersome to him.
    2. He is not use to them being in ear and is being a little shit and wanting them out.

    Solution for #1.
    Go back to the first page. The post that @Kaiser2016 and myself made are the solutions for this reason.

    Solution for #2.
    After posting, you have to get his attention off his ears/post. Take him for a walk, play tug, mental games, hide/seek, pit out pieces of kibble all around the house and have him track them down and eat. ANYTHING to get his mind/focus off the post.

    If the post are in correctly and if you keep his focus off them for a bit, eventually he will forget about them and he will get use to them being in his ears. He will forget they are there. The issue that I see on the forum is that new members leave the ears out of post too long and the pup gets used to having “free” ears. Then when put back in post, it feels foreign again and the pup has a learned response of not wanting to tolerate it. It becomes a harder and harder issue to over come everytime.

    That’s one of the reasons I would only leave ears out of post for just one hour.
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  8. Tropicalbri's

    Tropicalbri's $ Premium Subscriber $ Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    Do not give calcium tablets. Give Vit C instead. You don’t want the calcium to phosphorus ratio to be screwed up and adding calcium in puppies will affect their bones in this breed. A good quality Ester C vitamin will be far more beneficial to him.
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  9. Tropicalbri's

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    I would also post both ears. The imbalance of one ear and not the other will drive them nuts. They are more accepting when both are done.
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  10. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    7 months is a hard time for the ears because of teething going on. Post them both!
  11. Helen27

    Helen27 New Member

    So you don’t think I should give him calcium tablets ? The breeder said to try them to help with his ear that flops
  12. Tropicalbri's

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    No not in this breed. Vit C is far better.
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