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Old 12-15-2004, 05:29 PM
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I was just wondering on how to properly and safely train a young pups ears to stand up. Would you recommend doing it? Or is it best to leave them floppy. I'd really like to train luca's ears to stand. Is there a particular method?
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Old 12-15-2004, 08:07 PM
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Ok, ive seen this before, if you have a german shepard puppy, or maybe anoher one, i dunno i saw this on one, but you buy this like little looks like a headband, and you put it around there ears, so that you just leave it there, then when you take them off, i think that they woulld stand up, at least my mommy told me that, lol, I hope that this helps!!!
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Old 12-15-2004, 08:12 PM
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he's a mixed breed, we think border collie/Husky But not sure.... I saw on a GSD webpage that their ears NATURALLY stand up but sometimes they need help. And Luca had a bit of a nip at the hell that i bought him from so i think his won't 'stand on his own
sometimes they do but the other times they flop - they are no doubt cute when they flop but i'd like them to stand up
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Old 12-16-2004, 04:03 PM
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Old 12-16-2004, 06:04 PM
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Oh, if you have a GSD puppy they will flop untill they get older. Then they will start to stand up strait. If he isn't a breed that needs his ears cropped, I wouldn't worry about it to much. Everything I've read about GSDs says that unless the ear is weighted down, they should start to prick up during adolecent stage.
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Old 12-16-2004, 06:07 PM
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oh, I just read he is a mix breed. I'd just leave them floppy but that is just IMO. There is no really big advantage to having dogs with pointy ears so I'd just leave them natraul. But it just depends what you want. I don't know anything about ways to train the ears to stand up strait, so I can't tell you much.
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Old 12-16-2004, 06:17 PM
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I'll probably end up just leaving them as they are
UBt it'd be nice to know
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Old 12-17-2004, 10:27 AM
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Bimmer's ears took forever to stand up, but they finally did. They're HUGE, as you can see from his pictures. The left ear took longer to stand up than the right one for some reason, and I'd just about decided it was never going to stand up perfectly all the time, but it did. I've gotta admit he was cute with the tip flopping! If I can ever get the scanner hooked up I'm going to scan in some of those puppy photos of him. Shiva and Kharma were darling puppies, but he was almost too cute . . .
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Old 12-17-2004, 11:17 AM
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There is something to say about floppy ears.....LESS TROUBLE! Addie's ears flop over (I think they are too cute), but Ham's ears stand wayyyyyy up. That means he catches every dirt particle on the face of the planet...and he is also prone to ear infections. His ears need cleaned constantly. Addie's ears are pink, clean, and have always been healthy. So, if it isn't something necessary..don't bother about it. I've heard of some folks taping the ears up on half a styrofoam cup for a couple weeks. I remember being concerned about Ham having one ear up...one flopped over. I even sent a picture to the breeder asking about it. lol He had them both standing by 5 months, so I had no need to worry. I bet your pup looks adorable just as he is!
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Old 12-17-2004, 07:08 PM
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You can tape their ears. You tape it from left to right and both sided. It should be left on for a month. I know breeders do that on yorkie babies so it might be the same with other doggies.
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