Ear posting( i am new to this so please tell me if i do it right)

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Hi to all the members here.I am Dimitris and i have a Doberman pincher named Theseus.

After quite some research i conclude that Theseus ear's have pockets or atleast it's left ear that leans towards the right.

I made some postings from cardbord then tape around of the cardboard with the sticky side out  AND  i finish the posting with sport tape.

now i am really confushed because everyone seems use a different way to post but since Theseus ear has a pocket then i think i should be really careful if i dont want to end up with a doberman with ears that dont look nice.

I  really want to post its ears the right way and make him look even more gorgeous.

please help me if u can....

 

i have uploaded some photos in my photo gallery please go check them and tell me if i am posting the right way.

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HI there Dimitris.... how old was Theseus when you had him cropped?

I think you made a good effort, but a couple of lessons from someone who really knows how to post well would help.

There are also some very good posting tutorial videos on line - not sure if you have seen them. 

 

Where do you live?

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thanks for taking the time to reply

 

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Theseus was born in 10 of november 2014

He is almost 4 moths old( 15 weaks) and he was cropped at 3 months old.

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I went at 2 vets and 1 doberman breeder.All post their way and none really worked really well...I know that there are online posting videos but what really worries me is that they blocade the ear canal...and all this heat can cause really bad infections.The breeder did this and Theseus end up with a really irretated ear  that will scratch and scracth  till he bled his scull a little....

Also the way that breeder post the ears seem to cause the ear wax to overflow from the ears...:P not so nice

 

The other vet i went posted the ears..(also seddate Theseus to post his ears and it really annoyed me !!) and as soon as my boy was up he simple shake his head and tosh the posting away :P....so this vet showed me  that had no clue what he was doing....

 

The other vet did nice posting but Theseus has pockets at his ears and he said that this is not fixable...obviously he didnt have a clue how to fix em :P

 

By the way i live in Greece.

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I would think that the problem with cardboard is that you're not getting a roundness to your posts that you need.  I can't picture cardboard working the way you need it to. 

A lot of us use something called backer rod, which is a foam insulation product in north America.  You can cut the foam to what you need - it doesn't have to fill the ear canal if you believe that is a problem for your dog.  A lot of us use tampons for posts as well, and you can also craft them into what you want to some extent, too.  Personally, I start out using the posts right into the ear canal but eventually I don't set the posts in the canal at all.  Eventually I sit them just above that area and tape into place. 

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thanks for ur reply.

 

i have seen that insulation rod but i dont think there is anything like that here in Greece.

The cardboard seems like tampons i will upload a photo.

 

i will leave him unposted for a little because he scratched his ear and bled it.

also something that puzzles me.

 

When he is relaxed his ears are kinda floppu but when he sees something  they seem better erect.This happens because i need to continue posting or because the dog ears are like that? 

 

please check my gallery to see for ur self

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by the way how i add photos to my post?

 

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Cropped ears do not stand all of the time.  It is completely normal for them to have something of an airplane wing appearance when relaxed. 

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oh i see...so it will be better to stop posting? because when i first take of the posts they were standing really well even when he was relaxed but now he has this airplane appereance :p

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 i used tampon cardboard with sunna tape the cardboard then tuck the end inside the tube for comfort then retape the tube with the sticky side out that way the ear will stick to the tube ,won't shake off so easy .slip inside earjust to the lil shelf before going all the way in ear there is a name for it but don't remember it at the moment.then wrap each ear start the tape on the tube not the ear then wrap toward the top of head and around all the way to top .with both ears tapped you can then make a figure eight around both ears at the base for stability. also if you pup has very oily ears you can use an astringent [oil free].wipe ears let dry .at the end of posting the breath right strips work very good for the tips oil free astringent works great for those to they won't stick otherwise.sunna's ears were cut at nine weeks and only took six weeks start to finish!! hope this helps.

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The tampon way works great. It is open enough for air to pass threw and you can get in diff sizes.  We back tape and then one wrap around ear at bottom and one at top. That way when u taping it doesn't pull as much hair. Then we do a long strip to each ear at top where we want them to stand.