1. In response to German Shepherd's crying, head shaking and rubbing his ears on the floor, buy expensive medicine from vet, reminding yourself once again that there's no such thing as a free dog.
2. Call German Shepherd over to you and tell him to lie down.
3. Fold down his ear and prepare to put medicine in.
4. Call German Shepherd back.
5. Grab German Shepherd by his shoulders and force him to the floor. Place knee on his torso and use hand to hold his head down and somewhat steady. Use other hand to fold his ear down so that you can access the ear canal. Use third hand to apply medicine. Oh, damn.
6. Take moment to ponder the mechanics required. Be advised that German Shepherd is simultaneously pondering ways to escape from your hold.
7. Come up with new plan just as German Shepherd comes up with way to escape your hold. Shake off strike to your face by his hind paw, chase him through house and corner him in upstairs bedroom.
8. Pin German Shepherd to floor again. Give thanks to God that German Shepherd recognizes that you are Alpha and does not try to bite. Watch teeth all the same.
9. With knee on German Shepherd's torso, use same hand to hold ear open and pin head to ground. Administer 6-8 drops of medicine to each ear.
10. Repeat twice a day for two weeks.