How to Deal With Aggressive Dogs on Your Route
[WRITTEN BY KAYLA HALL] When you’re minding your business making a delivery, and someone’s furry best friend starts giving you the business, what do you do?
Run? Freeze? Drop down and play possum?
Unfortunately, delivery drivers often have to deal with dogs that get loose and attack.
In June 2022, the US Postal Service (USPS) released its dog attack national rankings as part of National Dog Bite Awareness Week, reporting that there were 5,400 dog attacks on postal carriers in 2021.
Of course, USPS drivers aren’t the only delivery service people challenged by aggressive dog behavior.
In June 2022, an Amazon delivery driver ended up in the hospital after being attacked by a dog in Southern California.
And in December last year, an Instacart delivery driver was bitten in Georgia.
These are just a couple of recent stories that happened to make the news.
The real-life consequences when dogs attack delivery drivers can include both financial and physical costs.
I’m here to help with important tips on how you can avoid dog attacks while still completing your deliveries, and prevent any dog from ruining your career as a delivery driver.