It's important to clean your dog's ear canal on a regular basis to get any gunk out that might be causing hearing loss, earaches, or even potentially yeast or bacterial infections. If your dog currently has an ear infection, your veterinarian can recommend an ear cleansing solution with a long tip to help clean your dog's ear canal. Cleaning the ear canal is not the neatest job so you may want to put yourself in a position where your dog can shake the solution out of his ear without shaking it all over everything in your home.
Not all dogs are eager to have their ears touched. If your dog has an ear infection, his ears may be tender to the touch. He may whine or try to pull away from you when you handle his ears. A soft, gentle voice reminds him that you're doing it for his well-being. Some tasty treats might help him get through this process. When it's time for him to shake the ear solution out, give him space and let him do it.