I then cut a long piece of tape and pull the ears together as shown. It places the ear upright on the puppies head. I leave the ears taped for 3 days and take them down. Wipe the ears with alcohol to clean them if the ears are standing I leave them alone. If they fall then repeat the process until the ears stand. If the ears are not standing after removal of the tape I do let the ears breathe for the day and retape. To remove the tape I slip the scissors between the ear and tape on the backside of the ear never the inside.