Drew Nichols wrote:
BJJ is superior when facing non-human opponents. If you had to fight a dog, aikido would not work because you couldn't grab the dogs wrist as easy due to their height.
However, it is easy for another dog to grab a dog by their "wrist."
I watched my Springer Spaniel male do a kotegaeshi on a Doberman once. A nasty Doberman entered the kennel of our Springers, one male, one female. They ran around it until the female nipped the Doberman in its haunches. As the Doberman wheeled around, the male dove under the Doberman while grabbing the forepaw on the other side of the Doberman and continued to roll. The Doberman flipped over the male Springer as I heard the bones snapping in its foreleg. The Doberman was down on the ground on its back with the male on its thoat and the female clamping on to its haunches before I made it into the kennel. I called the Springers off before I went to the Doberman which was half unconcious. It didn't even growl at me when I picked it up and carried back to the neighbor's house. I warned them that I wouldn't stop the dogs next time the Doberman came over into our yard, then apologized for the broken leg. The Doberman survived but it never left its yard again. It used to attack letter carriers and other people but it seems the beating cured it of its aggressiveness. It never really regained the full use of its foreleg either. Too bad. It was a nice looking dog. Just stupid and too aggressive before the beating. I later heard that the Doberman nipped the neighbor's nephew and the neighbor shot the dog. I guess that neighbor really never should have owned a dog (dogs seem to reflect the personality of the owner).
Another dog I owned did a really great randori against three larger dogs once and another one did a kokyu-nage against a larger dog that was beautiful. I will leave those stories for another time.
Yes, I do practice Aikido with my dogs, throwing them around with iriminage and kokyu nage. It is great practice for Suwari-waza.