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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-02-2016, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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I am so frustrated....

I have read the other threads on here, looked at videos on line, did research and I just am unable to help Sherman's (6 month old pup) one ear stand up. I don't know what I am doing wrong. I have tried the nasal strips with tape, with glue, and they don't stick. I tried moleskin too...can't get it to stay in the ear. Every thing falls out in a minute. Of course Sherman isn't exactly cooperating either. I tried to give him a bone right after to distract him....nope....didn't work. I am ready to give up! But I love those German ears and I hate to not at least have given the one ear a little help. What the heck am I doing wrong? I am also thinking of buying forms but maybe they won't stick either. I have to say it is really hard to do by myself.....I need another set or 2 of hands.
I saw a video using dog hair gel on the outside of the ear.... Anyone ever heard of that method?
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I hear whistling in the dark helps
Try breathe right strips?
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I hear whistling in the dark helps
Try breathe right strips?
^Stop it! lol

You can try trimming the hair up and some people successfully use eye lash glue. Make sure the moleskin you are using is the light one. The thick one is too heavy.

Breathe right strips can help but need glued as well.

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Breathe rite strips + tear mender + a strong boyfriend to pin him down worked for me.

Tried mole skin and it was an absolute mess!!! Ugh.
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Pretty much the same advice here.....trim the fur inside the ear....buy the ear forms...they're super light....buy some Tear Mender glue...follow all the directions and the forms will stay in for days.




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Form was a bit crooked ...due to my lacking.....but once you place it....leave it.


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Thanks... I am trying to do this solo. Not so easy with a pup that wants no part of it. I will have to try and get some tear mender-I guess at a pharmacy??? Or maybe I can just try the eyelash glue again. Where do I need to place the strips if I use them?

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Thanks... I am trying to do this solo. Not so easy with a pup that wants no part of it. I will have to try and get some tear mender-I guess at a pharmacy??? Or maybe I can just try the eyelash glue again. Where do I need to place the strips if I use them?
I did it myself with a couple sneak attacks... I used 2 strips set together in a 'V'.

Took the dog to the park, threw the ball and let him run around like crazy... when we got home I let him nap on the couch. Half the time he slept on his back and gravity made hus ear fall in the right position. While he slept I put the strips together, coated them with glue then let it dry till tacky...

Slipped it in while he was asleep then held him down so he wouldn't shake it out till it dried enough.
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Is there an experienced vet nearby (or his breeder) who might be able to help? Gorgeous pup. Looks like that ear wants to go up!
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How are you cleaning the ear prior to taping/gluing??? I found getting as much oil off the skin as I could REALLY helped getting stuff to stick. Should a mentioned that before. I used acne wipes for oily skin.
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