Typically the ears will be persistently upright by four-to-six months of age. This coincides with the time of teething and if the ears are not upright when all of the secondary teeth have erupted, it is advisable to take action. Several methods exist to accomplish this and below is our preferred method using neoprene rubber pipe insulation.
The most difficult part of this procedure is acclimating the puppy to the splint. What works well is to immediately distract the puppy for the next few hours with food, treats, and moderate play. The puppy will still scratch at the splint but the neoprene is very durable. After a week, the splint should be beginning to loosen from the ear and can be removed. There may be some discomfort as hair from the ear is removed with the splint.
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