What does he do? I'm curious, because I scruff dogs at work all the time to control them if they get loose, and most react fine. Some may try to bite if they're afraid, but...
I was at the park the other day and I scruffed Frag on the teeter. He wasn't wearing a collar and he was loosing balance, so I scruffed him to hold him up and guide him off. When I did scruff him, he let out a massive yelp. He's done it the few times before when I've had to scruff him as well (never roughly, just for some control when he's not wearing a collar) and I never thought about it before, but I've never met another dog to yelp when I did it or care much at all for that matter.
It kind of made me realize/think about how bad his allergies may be. That I may be hurting
him, severely, by touching him.
It wasn't a good feeling, nonetheless.
But, I was also wondering if maybe since GSDs are just really whiney and sensitive that he was overreacting (even though he's been handled and manipulated by us since he was a puppy) if someone else's dog has acted this way as well.
So I'm curious.