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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-18-2016, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, you guys are all right. I'm not happy with our breeders. Our puppy was the largest of the litter and he has really large ears, however, when I spoke to the breeder last he asked me if his ears were up, I stated no, then he said I should be worried as all of the other litter mates have their ears up.

I'm leaving his ears alone.
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-25-2016, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone ever had experience with their puppy shaking their head vigorously so that their ears drop?
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If your puppy keeps shaking his head several times a day and putting his ears back, he may have an ear infection, or a foreign body in his ears that is bothering him.

Something for the vet to check into.

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This isn't something new. Also he was just at the veterinary doctor. It seems when his ears go up, he shakes his head so that they fall down.
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-26-2016, 10:36 PM
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First of all, your pup is too young to be worrying about the ears. My Citra didn't get her ears up until she was like 4 or 5 months old. For now, just focus on taking pictures for the photo album. Take the precautions with the ears like making sure you don't crunch them when you pet her. Don't let other dogs bite on the ears. And other things like that. But don't worry about the ears. They'll be fine.

I glued one of my GSD's ears. I used medical grade skin glue. Her ears were standing up just fine for the most part but one of her ears was constantly lopsided and just wasnt going to stand up properly. So I built special ear supports that I placed on the skin part of her ear. I was careful not to get the glue in her hair at all. She obviously was not thrilled about it for the first few minutes. But I redirected her with a chew and she completely forgot about her ear. She had the support in her ear for a week. That was all it took. I had a solvent designed to dissolve the glue. All I had to do was go nice and slow. Put the solvent on the ear, give it a second while she chewed on a toy, and pull part of it off easily. Apply some more solvent to the next exposed part and then give it a minute. Pulls off easily. Repeat in small steps until the whole thing comes off. Citra never had an issue with it at all. It didn't cause her any discomfort. It never pulled at her hair. It never gave her any problems at all.
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