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02-09-2013 10:53 PM
VanBuren shepherds
opinions please

The moleskin padding has been in Karuk's ears for about two weeks now. They look so much better. The moleskin is just now starting to come out.
From now on moleskin is the only thing I am ever going to use on my dogs ears!
He went from this to: Attachment 36914
This:
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01-06-2013 10:39 PM
VanBuren shepherds
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Mine are taped up fairly nice, for now... once they start looking messed up, get crooked or come loose,, I'm doing the pipe insulation and glue for the next round... yours look awesome!
Thanks! He is 10 months old now and I'm still dealing with the ears being soft. Sometimes a WGSL takes a lot longer. What you feed them is important during this time. Making sure they have something to chew on to work the muscles at the back of the jaw is also key. A lot of work and constant repetition. Hopefully since they are show lines the efforts will pay off, if not he is still one the best GSD's I have ever owned.


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01-06-2013 10:25 PM
Yoschi's_Pet_Human
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Here are some pics of my male with pipe insulation cut to size and glued with Torbot. They've been in for a week. The ears can breathe a lot better like this, and the glue comes off easy once the forms fallout with some adhesive remover.Attachment 25913Attachment 25921Attachment 25929


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Mine are taped up fairly nice, for now... once they start looking messed up, get crooked or come loose,, I'm doing the pipe insulation and glue for the next round... yours look awesome!
01-06-2013 09:54 PM
VanBuren shepherds Here are some pics of my male with pipe insulation cut to size and glued with Torbot. They've been in for a week. The ears can breathe a lot better like this, and the glue comes off easy once the forms fallout with some adhesive remover.Attachment 25913Attachment 25921Attachment 25929


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01-06-2013 08:15 AM
Yoschi's_Pet_Human
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It does look better. Still a little bulky, but ears do seem to stand a little more natural. Make sure there is at least two finger spaces between the bottom of the ear and the foam roller so the ear doesn't become irritated. Keep ears cleaned and check frequently for circulation problems or infections.
I commend you on putting forth the effort and coming on here asking for assistance. I have the same problem with my GSD right now. It can take months before you see results. Don't give up he is still very young. Our dogs could pass as twins!Attachment 25401


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No kidding,,,, your dog looks just like Yoschi!!!
01-05-2013 11:24 PM
VanBuren shepherds It does look better. Still a little bulky, but ears do seem to stand a little more natural. Make sure there is at least two finger spaces between the bottom of the ear and the foam roller so the ear doesn't become irritated. Keep ears cleaned and check frequently for circulation problems or infections.
I commend you on putting forth the effort and coming on here asking for assistance. I have the same problem with my GSD right now. It can take months before you see results. Don't give up he is still very young. Our dogs could pass as twins!Attachment 25401


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01-05-2013 09:53 PM
Yoschi's_Pet_Human Do these ears look good enough now?
01-05-2013 08:17 PM
Yoschi's_Pet_Human Redid them.. look much better... still not perfect .. I called around and couldn't find anyone to do it for me,, this is the best I could do... may still glue them, but for now, I hope this is at least helping more than hurting
01-05-2013 08:26 AM
sandee396 I glued my one GSD at 5months old, worked really well and the dog did not mind it at all , I would highly recommend glueing rather than taping up the ears.
01-05-2013 01:22 AM
VanBuren shepherds The ears are to constricted and bunched up. It would be better to just use plumbing insulation cut to length and wrapped with paper medical tape. You can add any other type of tape on top of that that you want to and it will not hurt the ear as long as its not to tight and the ears can breathe. I would take all that off until I could do it properly. He looks like a west german Showline and their ears can be pretty tall and thin sometimes. With those types of ears I prefer the tee-pee style with tear menders glue more than the taping. With taping I would try 3 days on and 1 day off to let the ear dry out and breathe. Keep that process up until you get the results you are looking for. Plumbing insulation is much cheaper then ear forms and easier to replace when they get destroyed after they fall out. Please make sure you are doing it right or it will cause irreversible damage to the ears!


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