My 4 month old Dachshund's ears are folding and sticking out. What can I do about this?
By Judy from Lake Charles, LA
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By DEBY 01/10/2011
Just love him, we all have faults and they never say anything when we are having a bad hair day. Its just part of his character.
Judy, I had the same problem and here is what I did. I took an ACE bandage, positioned his ears the way I wanted them, and secured them with the bandage for a 2 week period. Each day I would unwrap and clean his ears and let the air get to them for no longer than 30 min, then re-wrap. He now has wonderful floppy ears. If in 2 weeks you find you have the same problem, try for another 2 week period. Good luck. I did this method to avoid sores on his ears that you will get from using sports tape. Tom.
By Sherri 04/22/2010
Please, do nothing. That is his personality.
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I have a four month old Chihuahua Dachshund mix. He had the traditional dachshund ears that flop over and now his ears kinda crease down the middle the long way and kinda stick out.
Is there any way to tape them down so they can be trained to be floppy again? And before you say it's cruel and to accept my dog the way he is, I love him to death, I just love the floppy ears. Also, what will his grown up weight be? He's 5 lbs now and almost 5 months old.
By MissRhonda from Palm Beach, FL
I have a 2 year old miniature Dachshund. Recently his ears have begun to fold; they now look like two fortune cookies. Is there a way to tape his ears to train them to be floppy again?
I saw where a previous poster had a similar problem and before everyone says it is cruel, he is my pet and he will be a show animal.
By Tom from Springfield, IL
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