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Delivered an oversized, heavy package to a house and their rottweiler was in the yard. I guess other delivery people give the dog treats cuz he was on me within seconds of me getting out of the truck, possibly expecting them from me. Jumping on me, licking my legs, trying to knock me down while I was navigating the stairs.

I kept yelling "Stop!" or "Down!" but the damned dog was in serious playtime mode. It's not fun getting tackled by a 100lb dog.



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You guys don't carry dog biscuits? I think all the local delivery services do, maybe even the guy reading gas meters. Seems like a good insurance against those more unruly in nature.


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My Ex GF had a Rott. It wanted to lay in my lap like a cat.


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A friend told me about a woman who was going through a rough divorce, and asked a Vet what kind of dog she could keep for protection. Vet advised a Great Dane, so she got one, already grown and house-trained.

Some time went by, she called the Vet complaining that the Dane just laid around, doing nothing other than being a real friendly pet which she didn't think would do her much good. Vet told her not to worry.

One evening her ex showed up, forced his way in and started beating her. The dog, asleep on the couch, heard the ruckus, leapt onto the guy, tore out part of his throat, then went back and laid down again, calm as can be.

The end.
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You guys don't carry dog biscuits? I think all the local delivery services do, maybe even the guy reading gas meters. Seems like a good insurance against those more unruly in nature.

When dogs expect them, behavior such as I encountered becomes the norm. Delivery people shouldn’t be training dogs to expect treats.



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You guys don't carry dog biscuits? I think all the local delivery services do, maybe even the guy reading gas meters. Seems like a good insurance against those more unruly in nature.

When dogs expect them, behavior such as I encountered becomes the norm. Delivery people shouldn’t be training dogs to expect treats.


Fair enough I guess. Still, I'd rather meet a friendly dog who wants a treat than the aggressive one who wants to take a chunk out of my hide.

Or, maybe he thought you had a pretty mouth...


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People should not be giving food or treats to other people's pets/animals unless they have permission to do so. 1 of our dogs has allergies & she can't have most dog "biscuits". However, we don't have her in the front yard where random people can give her stuff.

I personally can't stand dogs who jump on you. So I feel for you, but I have to agree that I'd prefer an overly friendly dog as to an aggressive dog.
 
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It's not fun getting tackled by a 100lb dog.




Yeah, I hate that... Big Grin

Seriously tho, I get what you're saying. Ill-mannered dogs are a pain. Really BIG ill-mannered dogs can be inadvertently dangerous.




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Delivered an oversized, heavy package to a house and their rottweiler was in the yard. I guess other delivery people give the dog treats cuz he was on me within seconds of me getting out of the truck, possibly expecting them from me. Jumping on me, licking my legs, trying to knock me down while I was navigating the stairs.

I kept yelling "Stop!" or "Down!" but the damned dog was in serious playtime mode. It's not fun getting tackled by a 100lb dog.

Doesn't the USPS permit you to refuse going into any yard where a dog is present?



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I've been to the house before, but it's been a long, long time since that last visit. The dog was always there and I knew it wasn't a safety threat, but when I came onto the property in previous visits the owners were there to keep the dog at bay. This time, it was just me and the dog.

As far as refusing to enter a yard where dogs are present, I have that discretion. But I knew this dog wasn't dangerous. I just didn't expect to get killed with kindness.

The only dogs I truly worry about are chihuahuas. I've been bitten multiple times and have to worry about running them over because they rush the vehicle to defend the homeland.



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Growing up we had a Rotty that was "my mom's". That dog weighed 120# and was a sweet, goofy girl. We had a game where my brother and I would "pretend" to "get" my mom...That sweet, goofy dog would not have it.

She would grab us by an arm or leg and <squeeze> not bite, until we stopped. Then she'd growl at us to show her disapproval.

Heaven would have to help anyone who wished harm to my mom around that dog.


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For them little dogs, would snake boots help? lol
 
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I'm in homes with dogs several times a week installing safes. Don't laugh:



90% of dogs see these on my hands and don't know what to think. I don't know if it's the smell, the colors, or something else entirely. 90% of them want to keep their distance when they see them. Then once I can convince them to get near me, I'll pet them with them and they're my best friend after that. The latex rubber feels better to them than bare hands when getting rubbed.

For me it's a win all the way around. I get to protect my hands while working, keep (most) critters at bay until I'm ready to meet them, and then make friends when I'm no longer worried about tripping or dropping anything.


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My Rot is cool, unless you are from South America or have a hat on. I have no explanation.


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Our 100# Rottie male loves 'Brown'. He sits by the front door when he hears the truck pull up. We know that Rick pays for cookies out of pocket so when the dog alerts we get out the low fat cookies for Rick to give him.

I agree that a delivery driver should ask if it's ok to provide a treat. Our dog is diabetic so some cookies are not good for him.


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My male Rottie would stand on hind legs up on the fence and bark at the lawn guy next door.
One day I observe the lawn guy shut off the mower, walk over to Big Ben, and give him a pat on the head.
Benny's little tail nub wagged ferociously!

I mentioned to the guy that I'd appreciate it if he didn't let a criminal see him do that!






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A friend told me about a woman who was going through a rough divorce, and asked a Vet what kind of dog she could keep for protection. Vet advised a Great Dane, so she got one, already grown and house-trained.

Some time went by, she called the Vet complaining that the Dane just laid around, doing nothing other than being a real friendly pet which she didn't think would do her much good. Vet told her not to worry.

One evening her ex showed up, forced his way in and started beating her. The dog, asleep on the couch, heard the ruckus, leapt onto the guy, tore out part of his throat, then went back and laid down again, calm as can be.

The end.
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That's one of the advice I remember reading from Ayoob's book. On the plus side, when you get hauled into court, the jury thinks Scooby Do.

But they were bred to knock down men in armor.



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There was a Rot/Shepard pup that was aggressively friendly on my old route. He learned real quick to leave me alone, someone else did that street and he tore the guys uniforms to shreds.



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