Are you confused about ear taping and posting?
Many people have questions about taping ears or Doberman ear posting. For new dog owners, this can be a frustrating part of getting the Doberman ear crop. But it’s important if you want your Doberman to have the iconic Doberman look.
My previous post on Doberman ears generated a lot of emotional comments. And one concern is that sometimes the ears won’t stand up on their own. It may be a case that the owner just needs to keep re-posting for longer, weeks or months are needed, especially for the longer show crop. Don’t be surprised if it takes over 9 months. When in doubt, just keep re-posting the ears. The DPCA (or Doberman Pinscher Club of America) has an article with photos to help guide you on taping puppies’ ears.
Taping Doberman Ears Videos
Here are three videos to help you see what’s involved in taping Doberman ears, and so that you can learn to do it yourself with confidence. Or your vet may have a new and more effective method that you can follow.
After watching these videos you might decide that ear maintenance is just too much work and decide on leaving the ear naturally floppy. Remember ears need to be re-posted every couple days, or when they get dirty, wet, or start falling out. Yes, it’s time-consuming and takes a lot of patience. It’s ok to decide against an ear crop if you aren’t committed to the after-care. You should know what you’re getting yourself into.
There are many different materials you can use for Doberman ear posting. But the process of posting the ears is pretty much the same. You may see videos using different materials, foam backer rods, tampons, straws, popsicle sticks, or other objects.
Please remember it is your responsibility to prevent infection and make sure your puppy is recovering from the surgery.
If you have any tips on taping Doberman ears please share it for others in the comments below.
What ear posting material have you found the easiest to use?