Whether your small dog has large upright ears with very little fur or long fluffy ears that he could trip on while walking, his ears still need to be groomed. In order to groom your dog's ears, you're going to need to clean them inside and out, including all of the cute little folds around and in the ears. You will need to do a quick check for anything that looks dark and dirty that could potentially be ear mites. If your dog has long fur, you may need to wash and brush it and potentially trim it, so it is no longer than the edge of your dog’s ear. Taking care of your small dog's ears is not difficult, but it does require some time and dedication and can easily be done during bath time or brushing sessions.
If your dog has mites, an ear infection, or any yeast in his ears, he may be a bit apprehensive about you touching his ears. Offer your little dog some treats during your grooming session and be sure to reward him with a nice tasty treat when you're done. Grooming your small dog’s ears should not take a whole lot of time unless there are problems to be dealt with.