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How to Post Cropped Ears (Video)

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

  1. AresMyDobie

    AresMyDobie Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    Yep don't worry it takes a little getting used to but once you get it down it's becomes second nature lol just make sure not to tape to tight I just kinda lay the tape on the ear and smush it on there. Baby powder on the backs of the ear will help prevent hair loss :) would love to see pics :)

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  2. Archer

    Archer Hot Topics Subscriber

    Yes, you want the ear fold wrapping towards the inside of the head. The fold should be touching the skin of the ear, not folded towards the post
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  3. Fidsandfrats

    Fidsandfrats Member

    I will be starting to post myself and could use further clarification on taping the natural fold of the ear as shown in the video. Is the piece of ear flap flat against the sticky post or is it folded out? The video looks easy enough but I don't want to be doing it wrong.

  4. GennyB

    GennyB Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    It's folded back against the ear just like it lays naturally.
  5. My2Girls

    My2Girls Notable member

    The fold does NOT get get wrapped on the sticky post.

    The tape gets wrapped in the direction of the forehead. NOT towards the back of the head. (It gets wrapped in the direction of the part of the ear that was not cut/cropped)
  6. Cpacella

    Cpacella New Member

    How do you stop him from shaking his head constantly?! How does he get used to it? It is driving him crazy.

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  7. Ddski5

    Ddski5 $ Premium Subscriber $ Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    As Doberman Gang said in other thread, you have to deep set the backer rod into the ear bell.

    Your pup looks pretty young and so you are prob in the beginning stages of posting. So, post correctly and then immediately take him for a walk or do something distracting to take his attention off them.

    It will take time, but he will get used to having them in his ears and then it’s no issues.
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  8. Cpacella

    Cpacella New Member

    Because he is young, I’m using the 1/2 in backer rod and I am trimming the end to make a slight point so I can really get it in there. Could this be the problem? I tried putting cotton on the end, but that made it too big for it to fit down in the bell.
  9. GennyB

    GennyB Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    I don't think trimming the posts would cause your problem. I think gently pulling up on the ear while twisting the post as you are pushing them down in the ear will help getting the post down where you need them.
    As far as backer rod size, maybe try 3/8"
    In the beginning posting is new for both of you and like they say practice makes perfect. It won't be long before both of you get used to it and are sailing right through it.
    Deep breath, relax and keep it fun, you'll be an expert before you know it!
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  10. Cpacella

    Cpacella New Member

    Thank you so much for your kind support! Second posting was better...
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