Please keep in mind that you need 2 tampons
(or sticks made out of rolled kitchen paper like ours) and a tape.
1. put the tampon inside ear (so that
it can't fall out)
2. start taping in this direction.
IMPORTANT: when you tape you should start as low as you can, so that the muscle that supports the ear is taped and firmed.
Don't tape too hard, because it can stop the circulation of blood into the ear. You'll feel what's OK.
3. All the way up - like this!
4. And now for second ear
the same. Keep notice of the position - this is probably the easiest position in which your assistant can hold the puppy,
since you have to keep his head still.
5. Look at the picture: taping
should be performed when ear is pulled out (away) from the head, approx. 45 degrees.
6. Finally, connect the ears
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO
NOTICE AFTER A WHILE IF THE TAPE IS STARTING TO ROLL INWARDS AND THE EARS START TO POINT TO EACH OTHER INSTEAD OF BEING PARALLEL.
THEN YOU SHOULD CUT THE STRING IN THE MIDDLE.
There are several ways of
correcting the ear position on the course of months. If the ears start to pull/lay over the head, you don't need
to connect them like this - with a string in the middle, just tape the ear with bending problem 45 degrees away from the head.
The ear doesn't have to be
entirely taped, because when you remove the tape it takes some of the hair off - so you can tape it in 3 places - bottom,
middle and top (or, like here taped in 2 places):
There are more tips individually
for each puppy, so in case you are facing any problems, contact your vet or a breeder - sooner the better!