Every dog is a little different from the next dog. Even dogs within breeds have different shaped faces and different personalities. They even have different ears. Some dogs have two ears that point up, and some dogs have two ears that lay down flat. Some dogs have one ear that goes up and one that goes down. Many dogs' ears end up in their food and water bowls, making the tips of their ears tasty treats for later or messy grooming disasters. All dogs need their ears cared for every now and then. Whether you are grooming them to keep them clean, to pluck the interior fur, or to trim on the outside ear, grooming is an important part of caring for your best friend.
Because your dog's ears are so close to his face and because his hearing is quite sensitive, he may be a little apprehensive to let you anywhere near his ears with a pair of sharp scissors or a pair of loud, vibrating clippers. Ease the anxieties by loving on your dog before it's time to groom his ears. If your dog's ears hurt for any reason once you get them clean, stay on top of them and maintain them to keep them clean. If your dog has an earache, he may be a little apprehensive about letting you near them.