Gather Supplies: Prepare everything you'll need, including a dog-specific ear cleaner, cotton balls or pads, and treats to reward your dog.
Choose the Right Time: Find a quiet and calm place to clean your dog's ears. It's best to do this when your dog is relaxed.
Examine the Ears: Carefully inspect your dog's ears for signs of infection, like redness, swelling, discharge, or a foul odor. If you notice any concerning symptoms, consult your veterinarian before cleaning.
Apply Ear Cleaner: Pour a small amount of the ear cleaner into your dog's ear. Hold their ear up and gently massage the base to help distribute the solution.
Wipe Away Debris: Use a cotton ball or pad to gently wipe away any visible dirt or debris. Be cautious not to push anything further into the ear canal.
Reward and Praise: Give your dog treats and praise throughout the process to make it a positive experience.
Repeat as Needed: Depending on your dog's ear health, you may need to clean their ears regularly, but be careful not to overdo it, as excessive cleaning can lead to irritation. Always follow your vet's advice for ear cleaning frequency.