Handling Flyaway Ears – Update
For those of you who wish to correct the natural ear sets on your Rottweilers, I have an updated link to show you a very effective procedure for this.
On an earlier post, I explain how rubbing the ear and even gluing the corners of the ear leather will help retrain the ear to drop. Well, sometimes this works and sometimes it doesn’t.
When you are not getting a result from either of these, you can do the ear taping method. I did this on two older pups who had either one or both ears flying away. After four days with tape, one of the pup’s ears fully corrected and the other corrected on one of the ears.
What I do is tape for four or five days, remove the tape and see how the ears look. If not fully corrected, I wait 24 hours, to allow the ear to get some ‘air’ and then retape the problem ear for another four or five days.
This should work in all cases, unless the dog is too old or the ears are simply too light (small) in the first place.