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post #11 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-27-2016, 09:38 PM
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If he is 8 months old you will be worried about his gaits and clumsiness and possibly brattiness too. It comes with the package.
heck,mine is 13 weeks and I'm worried about his gaits and clumsiness and even a bit about brattiness Not *really* worried, but as you say, it's part of the package
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lots of hope, especially if he is a big boned puppy.

Very big boned.
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Oaks had both ears up for a good two weeks at 12 wks old, at 14 wks they started taking turns flopping again. One day the right, next the left, then both are up, then both are down. I am trying my best not to worry. Although the cat has a fondness of nipping him near and on the ears when they tumble around and people who pet him love the softness of his ears. I never remember an issue with the GSDs I had growing up with their ears and we never minded any special attention to not touching them or anything so I'm going to just wait this teething phase out before I start to worry.
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With my puppy, it seems as though they want to come up, but then his ears annoy him and he vigorously shakes his head so they fall.
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Well today they are both down and he is teething hard. The LH side still worries me since it has only been up for a few seconds unlike the RH which was up for weeks but I guess I will have to wait and see if they both end up coming up together now.

He will be 18 weeks old on Monday and the vet wants to post the ears with glue and moleskin at 20 weeks

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Well today they are both down and he is teething hard. The LH side still worries me since it has only been up for a few seconds unlike the RH which was up for weeks but I guess I will have to wait and see if they both end up coming up together now.

He will be 18 weeks old on Monday and the vet wants to post the ears with glue and moleskin at 20 weeks
again, if teething it's not uncommon and if they have gone up, it usually means they will.
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again, if teething it's not uncommon and if they have gone up, it usually means they will.
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he's gorgeous and though I am no expert, I think that ear will go up. I knew a shepherd whose had a broken ear, but it was "broken" on the outside fold. Yours looks like there is lift on the inside, and not a break on the outside. When the inside stiffens, the ear looks like it will go up, no "break".

Have you looked into chews to strengthen the muscle? My teething pup is crazy right now for split elk antlers (split so the marrow is accessible) and I guess it is the esophagus of cows. He likes these better than marrow bones.
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he's gorgeous and though I am no expert, I think that ear will go up. I knew a shepherd whose had a broken ear, but it was "broken" on the outside fold. Yours looks like there is lift on the inside, and not a break on the outside. When the inside stiffens, the ear looks like it will go up, no "break".

Have you looked into chews to strengthen the muscle? My teething pup is crazy right now for split elk antlers (split so the marrow is accessible) and I guess it is the esophagus of cows. He likes these better than marrow bones.
We buy him a new knuckle bone weekly and he gets pigskin rolls nightly. He chews so much he has dulled his puppy k9's
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20 weeks is coming up in a few days and the one is back up for the most part but the flat ear is still flat even though there does appears to be some slight raise in the back. He is still teething hard also.

Think I should still wait it out a few more weeks before taping or gluing?
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