Werner Freund, 79, is an ex-paratrooper who for 40 years has hand raised and lived among wolves at his sanctuary in Merzig, Germany. The magnificent creatures, naturally feared by any man, all behave playfully and submissively towards Werner, who has over the years exerted his dominance in the pack. At feeding time, Werner must ensure he continues to feed first and disallows any of the hungry and salivating wolves to come near, in order to maintain the respect of the pack. It is for this reason that they do not attack him and, instead, lick his face and act playfully when they are not feeding.
Dancing With Wolves