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01-01-2014 03:36 PM
OnyxGSD I mean walk around with him of course.


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01-01-2014 03:35 PM
OnyxGSD The tape got taken off Saturday. We are debating to retape them. I say DO IT, mom says 'Aw, his ears must be sore still', and my dad, who has NO experience with dogs whatsoever, says to give up. He doesn't understand the whole ear thing. In case ya haven't noticed, Onyx is mine, and my sole responsibility. If I can, so you can get a better idea of his anatomy and everything, I am willing to walk around and video record it. To me, he doesn't walk like a shepherd, but mom claims he does.


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01-01-2014 03:24 PM
OnyxGSD Signed not dinged. This auto correct is cursed.


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01-01-2014 03:23 PM
OnyxGSD We got him from these jerks online, no worries, we met up with them and everything. I recently found out that my mother lost their phone number, and they aren't replying to my email. Let me tell you each and every thing we've done with his ears...it's a long story, really:
4 months old- the neighbor taped them an odd way, it lasted for a week at the most. He taped them the only way he knew how, the ears wrapped around a foam tube.(he has dobermans)
5.5 months old- used tear mender glue on the edges of the ear, tee pee style. Came undone after three days.
7 months old- Taped by the vet for the first time, lasted two weeks.
7.5 months- retaped by the vet a few days after the first taping.

We got the dog from oodle dogs. The guy who dinged the contract must of put a fake name because his name on MyLife and all of those things came up with no results. If they don't reply, the truth will never some out. That dog below with erect ears is a picture I found on google, it's EVERYTHING is exactly like Onyx, except the ears. Attachment 156690
And this is a picture I captured of him with one ear up, it stayed like that for around 1-2 hours straight, new record. Attachment 156698


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01-01-2014 03:03 PM
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Alright. The reason I am so buggy about his ears is because when my family and I decided to get a German shepherd, it is because we wanted a German shepherd, not a black dog that you can't tell what the breed is because it is suppost to be a shepherd, but looks like a lab. And the issue with taping for a month is that the tape wears off and they become loose, making his ears slightly sag forwards. We get them taped at a vet in Fox Lake, that is more than 30 minutes away from home. The taping is cheap, except the vet isn't opened all day, nor every day, and it is somewhat far away. I am probably going to retape. Also, technically, we started taping at six months. Also, what about gluing? I tried that, and that had better progress in three days than taping had in one week. The thing when I glued them is that he got the glue off of his whole edge ear except the very very tip. I know how much to put on this time, fortunately.


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I get it, it would dissapoint me too, part of the reason I love the breed are the ears. However, he's kind of at the "if they aren't going to stand up they might never." Where did you get him from? Have you talked to the breeder about your issues?

The only reason I think it won't happen is because you've been doing it for two months, and they still want to be down. It might just be what it is. Sorry. How are they doing now? How long have they been untapped?
01-01-2014 02:56 PM
OnyxGSD Alright. The reason I am so buggy about his ears is because when my family and I decided to get a German shepherd, it is because we wanted a German shepherd, not a black dog that you can't tell what the breed is because it is suppost to be a shepherd, but looks like a lab. And the issue with taping for a month is that the tape wears off and they become loose, making his ears slightly sag forwards. We get them taped at a vet in Fox Lake, that is more than 30 minutes away from home. The taping is cheap, except the vet isn't opened all day, nor every day, and it is somewhat far away. I am probably going to retape. Also, technically, we started taping at six months. Also, what about gluing? I tried that, and that had better progress in three days than taping had in one week. The thing when I glued them is that he got the glue off of his whole edge ear except the very very tip. I know how much to put on this time, fortunately.


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12-31-2013 03:08 PM
GSDAlphaMom If it's important to you that they are up, tape them again asap. Leave them up a good month. When you take them down if they fall again, retape immediately. At 8 months chances of them going up on their own are slim (it happens but not often).
12-31-2013 01:47 PM
OnyxGSD I have tried that but he prefers to burry everything in the couch. For Christmas, he got a three foot long peanut butter flavored rawhide, he managed to sink that between the cushions fast. Thanks for the advice, though!


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12-31-2013 12:49 AM
Cheyanna People will disagree with me, but I say get that baby chewing a couple hours a day. Deer or elk antler. Fiona chewed on water bottles that were frozen.


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12-31-2013 12:22 AM
OnyxGSD Alright, thanks! Do you think there is hope for them to go up, with or without tape?


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