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How do you know when to give up?

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I'm still trying to get Kodee's ear to stay up. This last time I removed the foam insert, the ear stayed up for about 3 days before starting to gradually come down just a little bit. I am going to re-glue it today, and I guess I will leave it glued no matter how good it looks for at least 2 or 3 weeks after I think it will stay up.

However, how do you know when it's hopeless? In other words, when should I give up on getting that ear to stay up? He's not quite 8 mos yet, so I'm not ready to give up yet, but when should I?

Thanks in advance!
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Why not leave them in until he's 12 months? Change them as needed, but put them back immediately. Is he done teething? They're supposed to come up and down for teething. I also notice he's a coat. Have you tried shaving the problem ear and removing all the extra fluff? I came across someone who had the same problem with their longcoat but as soon as the person shaved the fluff off the ears, boing they went, they stayed up, and I believe they're fine now. Just had to get the weight off them in order to allow them to set in an erect position.
Just looked at his photos. He has FUZZY ears! I'd definitely trim off as much of that fluff as possible to lighten the load. It might be crazy enough to work.
OMG - I will do that tonight. Hee hee! Cause he doesn't look silly enough with the black foam in his ear....
. Thanks a lot - I just had a breeder respond to my question on another board, and he also said give it until at least 12 mos. So, I shall give the boy a trim, then re-glue this evening. Wish me luck w/the clippers....
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Give us an update in a few months! Here's to perky ears.
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