Taping ears, or not?

If you tape a puppy's ears to make them stand up, then you won't know if they would have gone up on their own.

If you use that dog for breeding, you may be passing on the genetic tendency for weak ears and have continuing problems with future puppy ears not standing.

If you decide to tape a puppy's ears to make them stand, then you should also spay/neuter the puppy.

If you continue to practice this rule, you will be breeding for stronger ears and have fewer ears that need taping.

If you have a puppy who's ears are not going up by 4 or 5 months old, try this instead. I don't know why it works exactly, but it usually does. Cut the puppy's daily food allowance in half for about two weeks.  They will be hungry and will probably beg and plead, but do not give in. If their ears are not going up at the end of two weeks, then go ahead and tape, but many times this will be enough.

Rather than tape, you might try this procedure on this website I found: http://www.selah1.homestead.com/ears.html

 

 

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