I have YET to meet a Sheltie with perfect ear set from puppyhood.. its in the breed standard to have tipped ears.. and unless they change the standard this is HOW it will be. Some puppies dont need to have their ears glued for long either, our male Crosbie only had to have his glued until he was approx. 6 months old - he has perfect ear set. Jada is still getting hers glued to help them set a little better. People who dont show - will never understand.