So my pup is now 10 months old and I am still working on his ears!!
I started gluing at around 5 months using the pre made ear forms. One of his ears was shaped a little funny and I thought it probably had no hope. It flopped forward like a lab and was extra extra wide at the base.
Well I took the forms out of that one and its been standing for a little over a month!!! It's slightly dorky and wiggles when he walks, but its adorable and Im pretty sure up for good!
The other ear is the more normal, it stood up every once in a while for a day or two at a time when he was 3-4 months. Its improved a lot and it stands up most of the time for over a week after I take the form out, and then it slowly gets floppier towards the end of the week. I put a little support in for a few days or so, and its up again. This has been going on for the last month.
Its pretty strong when I first take the form out, but when he pins his ears back for friendly greetings or gets sad, it gets weaker in the spot where it bends over time.
Anyways, I'm wondering if I'm just wasting my time working on that one ear still. I know people say after 8 or 9 months there is not much hope, but the one ear did start standing at 9 months. Pretzl is also very heavy boned and still has a lot of room to grow into his paws (and ears!) so maybe he is just slower maturing?
I would greatly appreciate any tips or experiences!
Of course I love my guy just as much if his ear flops, but I do like upwards ears for health (and looks too), and its no big deal putting the forms in. Pretzl doesn't seems to mind, at all, he actually looks forward to me putting stuff in his ears cause he gets a treat afterwards.
So if I thought messing with that one ear for a couple more months would help, it would be worth a try!