Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Here, of course
I used to really get my old guy amped up when I wore a busted up track suit(leather), wrestling around. The suit prevented punctures pretty well and had carbon fiber inserts in places that one would slide on. Banjo gave my arms a good gnawing and shaking, but when he'd get two slabs of the CF between his teeth he would seriously clamp down. Painful pressure that had it been just the leather would have done me real harm.
Is the idea/nature/instinct built into GSDs to subdue with minimal skin damage or just their inherent intelligence at work? I could see it being bred in so as to not shred the animals they herd when they nipped or directed a herd. All it took from me was a yelp and he let go, but was back on my arm/leg in a flash. I gained a whole new respect for a powerful dog with that suit. I could have probably survived an encounter were he for real attacking me, but I KNOW the hospital and lots of morphine would have been the next stop.
Never cook bacon while naked.