|Barked: Sun Dec 9, '12 7:23pm PST |
|The ears will likely perk up out of the "hound" position on their own, around the time your puppy starts teething, if not after teething is done.
Nix's ears(Granted he's a Border Collie, not an Aussie) looked just like Lancer's at first. As I remember, they started perking up at around 16 weeks, but didn't start to really stand until he was about 6 months old, and even then they weren't set in any permanent position. There were still days when one would lay down, while the other stood. For a while his right was up, but his left was down, and then one day his left went up, and right went down! I did tape his ears using soft foam hair rollers and medical tape, just to help them stand all the way. Thanks to genetics there was a good chance his would have ended up that way regardless of taping, but still... call it shallow... but I wanted to make sure he ended up with his mom's cute prick ears, rather than his dad's drop ears. Nix wasn't phased--after shaking his head once or twice, he forgot all about it and carried on his puppy business, but if he had been miserable then I wouldn't have put him though it.
If you're going to tape Lancer's ears though, the best advice I can give you is don't do anything until AFTER he's done teething. There's no point in taping them before then. Lancer's ears will be going all over the place while his new teeth are coming in, so don't worry about a thing until after that. It's actually kinda fun to wake up to your puppy's ears in a different set than they were the night before.
Edited by author Sun Dec 9, '12 7:32pm PST
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