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How to Post Cropped Ears (Video)

Discussion in 'Doberman Puppies' started by Marinegeekswife, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. TheDoberman

    TheDoberman Notable member


    I watched this video and learned that this is by far the most easiest way to tape. I was a first time taper when I tried this, and now my Doberman's ears stand very nicely!! :)
     

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  2. Kandeebee

    Kandeebee Notable member

    That's very great! I'm going to buy all the supplies tonight so I can start :) your puppy looks great! Very encouraging. :)
     
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  3. TheDoberman

    TheDoberman Notable member

    Thank you!!
     
  4. Kandeebee

    Kandeebee Notable member

    I did it! Followed the video exactly and here's the result! I think I did a good job and it was pretty easy. And he got a treat for being so good :) thank you thank you! image.jpg
     
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  5. first dob

    first dob Hot Topics Subscriber

    I'm going to try this today!
    First a trip to the hardware store :)
     
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  6. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    You did a great job!!! :thumbsup:
     
  7. first dob

    first dob Hot Topics Subscriber

    I got it! She won't hold still so it takes two of us. That fold on the uncut side of the ear goes back, right?
     
  8. first dob

    first dob Hot Topics Subscriber

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  9. Marinegeekswife

    Marinegeekswife Hot Topics Subscriber

    You "preserve" the fold. So when you go to tape, the part that is already folded back on itself should be taped in that folded position. I hope that makes sense.
     
  10. JerseyFirefighter

    JerseyFirefighter Site Sponsor

    This video is a big confidence boost. Ears to the sky for my boy when it comes time.
     
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  11. first dob

    first dob Hot Topics Subscriber

    I'm having a problem. The bottom part without duct tape that goes into the ear canal keeps breaking off. Suggestions? Should I use tampons instead? She won't leave them alone. Rubs her head on stuff & scratches. I've looked & her ears look fine. No sores or anything.
     
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  12. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    Wow, I've never heard of that happening before because the backer rod is nice and flexible. How far down are you putting the duct tape? I only leave about 3/8" exposed without the duct tape and it's never been a problem.
     
  13. first dob

    first dob Hot Topics Subscriber

    Ok, maybe I left too much out. It broke right where the tape ended.
     
  14. Megsha

    Megsha Novitiate

    Question, why is important to tape the fold back? What will happen if it's taped down? Thanks:)
     
  15. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    The fold is natural in the ear and if it get's taped flat it will affect the way it stands and make the appearance unnatural. I hope that made sense. ;)
     
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  16. Megsha

    Megsha Novitiate

    Thanks. Your video is REALLY great and as I've been tapping, I've been really working against that fold, so today I will repost and do just like you have shown. When I watched the vet tech Post, I really recall her tapping it down so that's why I was doing it that way. Luckily, my pups ears are standing, but I will definitely be easier to tape now with your video!! Thanks a bunch!!!!
     
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  17. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    Yes, unfortunately vet techs and vets do not specialize in taping and sometimes give terrible advice so we always recommend that people do them themselves. There are a few here and there who do a good job, but it isn't the case with the majority of them.
     
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  18. chunkawunka1

    chunkawunka1 Novitiate

    This is the best video I have seen. Thank you so much. My Axel is only 11 wks and not happy with the Vet so far.
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    I am having a hard time to understand which way to tape the fold. It looks like you are taping it back toward the rear of the dog??
     
  19. AresMyDobie

    AresMyDobie Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    Yep you always go back toward the head so you have the natural fold laying correctly :)
     
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  20. chunkawunka1

    chunkawunka1 Novitiate

    Thanks!
     

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