From: Sonja Gilligan <email@example.com>
Subject: Photos and appreciation of Quick Brace
To: Gail <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I had ordered the Quick Braces for my Great Dane, Fred (b. June 25,08). After his ear surgery in late August, and the initial healing of
his stitches we used the Quick Brace method for a total of 4 plusmonths. His ears looked fabulous from the very beginning when we
changed braces once a week. After a while, I started to leave off thebraces for 24 hours on the weekend to give him a breather. Now we
have permanently taken off the braces since the latter part ofJanuary and his ears continue to look upright and wonderful.
I want to thank you or whoever came up with the idea for this method.
It's so light. The post doesn't have to sit down in the pocket of hisears, a great advantage since he found that imposition very
distressing and tended to want to get rid of the bandages. I also gotpretty adept at putting on the glue, letting it dry and propping the
brace into place without any help from my husband. I quickly learnedthat I must add the masking tape because he could easily catch his
foot or tree branches through the brace opening. It ended up lookinga little like a rigged sail, but it didn't bother him at all. He was
much more cooperative than our previous Danes when it came totolerating the old-fashioned posting of their cropped ears.
If you want to use this e-mail on a web-site, please do.Best regards,
I have three Dogo Argentinos. All of them have had their ears crop. The last two we used your brace system and their ears are perfect but the first ones ears are much less than perfect. It looks like one ear is shorter than the other and kinked. When I watched the video you had shown a dog with this same problem. You didn't use the Quick Brace for this but some kind of roll you called a soft roll. Would I be able to buy that from you? Or is that something I can get somewhere else? She will be showing in a couple of months and need to get the ear trained before that if possible.
Thank you again for your great system! Wish I would have known about it before.
West Chicago, Illinois
Dear Mr. Hoytt and Staff,
I can't begin to tell you how grateful we are for your support and instructions as to using the Quick Brace system with our Harlequin Great Dane pup. "Ares" had a late start getting his ears cropped in the first place, 11 weeks old when normally Danes are done 7-8 weeks, so we were getting concerned whether they would stand properly or at all. Received the usual 5 pounds of tape from the vet which lasted 4 days on Ares before he had it off. By then the quick brace system came and applied it as instructed. Well we couldn't be happier, within 4 weeks the ears are PERFECT and didn't require months and months of taping. Our other Dane spent 4 months of massive taping before his ears stood up, but that was before we ever heard about quick brace. Ear stance is a extremely important look on Great Danes, like with Dobe's, it makes the dog look regal and we like that look, or like you said "get a coon hound." Again, thank you for all your support and for the quick ! brace system. Forever in your debt, Joni Herbert and Ares (my beautiful Harlequin Great Dane!)
From: John & Sharon <rz-zrt@***.net>
Subject: A Word of Thanks
I am writing to thank you for sending us the quick brace. Yes I have only received it two days ago but it has made our Dobie, Abigail, my wife and I so much more at ease when working with her ears. We were using the tampon method (that we used 20 years ago on our 1st Dobes) and it was working good, but we were doing almost daily changes as we have been enjoying the best of the Alaska spring weather lately and she was getting pretty dirty everyday as a puppy should. The quick brace has now allowed us to clean her up without a full tape change or the 30 to 40 minutes it was taking to make the change. The 1st thing that was noticeable was the ease of the attachment, the second was the form of the ears in the brace, and last but not least no more worries at how tight the tape was.
We thoroughly enjoyed your video and when I say we that includes our 5 year old rescued rottie, Beemer. He is also a big fan of Animal Planet. We have done numerous rescues over the last 20 years of both Rotties and Dobes with great success. With my recent retirement from the military, my wife and I deciding to be home employed, we had decided to spend our time raising and training a Dobie puppy. I hope to visit you sometime here in the near future and thank you first hand.
Thanks again for providing the Quick Brace. You are correct when you said in your video about this being a very humane method. I would really like to get a hold of those vets and breeders that were attaching the headgear and make them wear a comparable item for a month.
John and Sharon ***ie