Dog bite prevention

Be on weekend yard watch.

On Saturdays deliver parcels on park and loop splits before delivering mail in order to look for unsecured dogs in front yards with their owners. Honk and wave to the residents, let them know you’ll be back around with the mail soon and ask for the dog to be secured.

Put your foot on the door when delivering accountable mail or attempting parcels to prevent dogs from getting out of the house. If it’s a screen door, call out “Postal Service mail delivery – please secure your dog,” ring the bell and step back.

All dogs bite! Following dog bite prevention procedures prevent injury and emotional distress.

And that’s smart safety!

For additional information or guidance, contact your safety office.