Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: N. Central Arkansas
have you seen what puppies do to each other's ears? If they were that delicate, all GSDs would have floppy ears.
honestly, handling every day is an important life skill for puppies. Feet, mouth/teeth, ears, tail. The entire body gets a quick touch and look over every day.
To make the ears not stand, you would have to be rubbing/pulling them hard enough to break the cartilage. Feel your earlobe. How hard do you have to squeeze before you feel pain? Now imagine how much harder you would have to pinch than that to actually crush your ear. My point being, long before you get rough enough to cause permanent
damage, you're going to have a puppy in pain.