Why dogs love the taste of postmen in the morning 🐶

Why dogs love the taste of postmen in the morning.

You might think it’s a cliche but dogs do bite postmen and at a rate of almost six thousand times a year.

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Why did my dog bite a postman?

Postmen are usually bitten because they are entering a dog’s territory. Some dogs are fearful or trained to protect the home. This puts postmen in a difficult situation.

The Postal Service offers the following safety tips:

  • “When a letter carrier delivers mail or packages to your front door, place your dog in a separate room and close that door before opening the front door. Dogs have been known to burst through screen doors or plate-glass windows to attack visitors.”
  • “Parents should remind children and other family members not to take mail directly from letter carriers in the presence of the family pet. The dog may view the letter carrier handing mail to a family member as a threatening gesture.”
  • “If a letter carrier feels threatened by a dog, or if a dog is loose or unleashed, the owner may be asked to pick up mail at a Post Office location or another facility until the letter carrier is assured the pet has been restrained. If the dog is roaming the neighborhood, the pet owner’s neighbors also may be asked to pick up their mail at the area’s Post Office location.”

The top ten states for dogs biting postmen.

California777
Texas491
Ohio378
Illinois323
New York320
Minnesota238
Pennsylvania237
Florida229
New Jersey169
North Carolina162

The top cities for dogs biting postmen.

Houston85
Los Angeles74
Chicago54
Cleveland51
Dallas40
Colombus35
Philadelphia34
Toledo32
Denver30
San Diego29

USPS information video on dogs biting postmen

Data for this article was collected from the USPS.

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