I inspect the
ears to see if they are unusually dirty or for signs of infection
like redness, yeast or drainage. If the ears are dirty,
I thoroughly clean them out and wait until the next day or two to
pluck them. If any infection or unusual odor is noted, I will
not pluck the ears. I address the problem with a visit to the
vet and wait until the ears are again healthy.
If the ears look good,
I gather up my supplies
and kibble treats. I have the dog get up on the grooming table
but you can do this sitting on the floor, couch or bed as well.
I had the dog lie on his side and gave him one piece of kibble.
got to work. NOTE: I give the kibble with the hand I'm not
using to remove ear hair!