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How to post doberman ears?
How to post doberman ears?
Updated over a week ago

In this article, we will go over the steps on how to post your dog's ear using the pre-made ear posts using the backer rod method by EARPOSTKIT. Please make sure you have your kit ready. If you don't have a kit, please order one HERE. If you need support, please contact [email protected].

Before posting: Clean your dog's ears with baby wipes or cotton balls. If your dog recently got their ears cropped, wait until the ears are fully healed (no scabs present) before posting.

Instructions

Step 1: Measure and cut ear posts

  1. Open your kit and grab a pair of the pre-made ear posts

  2. Insert one ear post inside your dog's ear all the way to the bottom of the bell (bottom of the ear), while pulling the ear up and holding it

  3. Take note of where the tip of the ear ends

  4. Cut the excess post that is above the tip of the ear (leave a little longer just in case)

  5. Repeat for the other ear post

Step 2: Tape ear posts sticky side out

  1. Grab one ear post and one roll of zonas tape

  2. Tape the entire ear post with the zonas tape using the sticky side out

  3. Repeat for the other ear post

Step 3: Cut zonas tape

  1. Cut two small pieces of zonas tape around 3 inches in length

  2. Cut two medium pieces of zonas tape around 5 inches in length

  3. Cut two large pieces of zonas tape around 7 inches in length

Step 4: Post each ear

  1. Insert one ear post in a circular motion inside the ear, while pulling the ear all the way up and holding it

  2. Grab the large size piece of zonas tape from Step 3 and tape the bottom/bell of the ear (sticky side down) looping towards the front of the ear until it is wrapped all the way around

  3. Grab the medium size piece of zonas tape from Step 3 and tape the center of the ear (sticky side down) looping towards the front of the ear until it is wrapped all the way around

  4. Grab the small size piece of zonas tape from Step 3 and tape the tip of the ear (sticky side down) looping towards the front of the ear until it is wrapped all the way around

  5. Ensure the tape and ear posts are secure in the ear

  6. Repeat for the other ear

Step 5: Secure with bridge

  1. Grab the ear bridge from your kit

  2. Cut an extra large piece of zonas tape, length should be enough to loop once around both ears from one end to the other

  3. Place the bridge over the sticky side of the extra large piece of tape, then grab both the tape and bridge together to connect the ears with the bridge

  4. The position of the ears should be at 11 o'clock and 1 o'clock (as long as post/ears are pointing up)

  5. Make sure tape is securing the ear posts and bridge

  6. Done!

IMPORTANT! Do not get the ear posts wet because the tape will get tighter and may cause injury to the ears. If the ear posts are wet, remove ear posts immediately. Dry ears and repost.


What's next?

Remove ear posts: The ear posts should be removed in 4-5 days using the adhesive remover wipes included in your kit.

Monitor: Continuously monitor the ears to make sure there is no discharge present while ears are taped (usually an indicator that the tape is too tight. fI this happens you need to immediately remove the tape, clean ears, give the ears downtime without posts and wait until re-posting.

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