I (Mitzi Robinson) was asked to provide my opinion on the difference between long vs short pants. Yes, it absolutely makes a difference! A dog will bite the first thing he comes in contact with on the body. In most cases, employees will be confronted by submissive dogs and these types of dogs will want to keep all four feet on the ground. They will want to use a frontal grip, which means only the canine and incisor teeth are used for biting. This is important because a submissive dog will usually grab no more than the pant. Wearing long pants helps to prevent the employee from punctures and scraping from frontal bites.
A dominant dog uses a full grip bite. Meaning he will use the front and back parts of his mouth causing a more severe bite. Premolars and molars used in full grip bites will not only break the skin but also can cause broken bones, and serve muscles and nerve damage. If the majority of the dogs employees faced were dominant then wearing pants would be useless. But since most dogs are submissive long pants will help prevent employee bites and injuries.
Written by: Mitzi Robinson