Grooming inside of a dog's ear can be tedious and challenging if you and your dog are not used to doing this kind of grooming together. Keeping your dog's ears clean is imperative for maintaining a healthy dog. Some dogs and some environments are prone to harboring yeast or even mites. You want to keep the inside of your dog's ears well-groomed, cleaned, and plucked to ensure your dog is not harboring anything such as yeast or bacteria that may cause ear infections. Grooming the inside of your dog's ears consists of plucking the inner fur, cutting the fur along the outside of the ear flap, as well as cleaning inside your dog's ear and wiping the skin that you can see when the ear is lifted up.
Your dog's ears may be sensitive. He may not like you touching his outer ear or being inside of his ear. When you first start doing this activity on your own, have some patience with your dog as he may be a little tender and sensitive. It may help to have a partner nearby to talk with your dog and pet his belly or his favorite spot to ease any tension or anxiety.
If your dog acts as if you're barking up the wrong tree when you go to groom his ears, he may be tender and sore. You may need to see your veterinarian in that case. If your dog is excited to have his ears done and you are a Top Dog in his world, it's because he understands the importance of having clean, well-groomed ears. This should not be a ruff task. Just make your dog’s ears healthy and fur-tastic.