Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern California
Don't mess with his ears. If they are meant to stand, they will, and if not, then you'll love him just as much. Don't try to force a mixed breed dog into what you think he should look like--you don't even know what breed he is!
In a few years, after you move out and get a place of your own, you can get the GSD you want so desperately. But until then, let this dog be what he'll be.
Taping/gluing ears is of very limited value, anyway. My take on it is that if the ears stand up after taping or gluing, they were probably going to stand up on their own anyway. If they're not the type of ears that can stand on their own, then all the taping and gluing in the world isn't going to help. Imagine trying to make a Lab's ears stand!
I once had a pup that I thought was a purebred GSD; her ears weren't standing, so I tried gluing them up with foam curlers. As she matured, it became clear that she wasn't a purebred GSD and her ears weren't going to stand. I think the gluing procedure only made them fall down more. It didn't matter, I loved her anyway.