Ear posting

For Great Danes, Dobermans and Boxers

Supplies you’ll need:

  • 1/2″ backer rod (5/8″ Danes)
  • Wooden stir sticks or skewers
  • Q-tips
  • Cotton balls
  • Johnson & Johnson Zonas tape
  • A blade to slit backer rod foam


    I make the backer rod stiffer by slitting it halfway through with a blade, then placing a stir-stick or something like that in the middle.  I then tape the white tape down & then back tape.  I put a small piece of cotton on the end going into the ear canal with an antibiotic ointment.

    I place the cotton end into the ear canal, pull the ear leather fairly taught & start my tape at the top of the ear to keep the stretch on the leather. I use Johnson & Johnson zonas porous tape. Next piece of tape is at the base, then I finish off covering the ear leather with tape.  Apply constant even light pressure, taping inward to the top skull, then squeeze the tape on as well.

    I also always do a bridge to support the ears & the weight of the posts on the top skull muscle (bridge is made by 3 Q-tips taped together).  Not putting on a bridge causes the top skull muscle to stretch -- muscle memory. You want it high & tight, ears like like Batman!