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First-Class Advice from the Postman

By June 6th, 2016No Comments

Sadly, of the 4.5 million people bitten by dogs each year, too many of them are children. But nobody wants to be a canine chew toy, so here are the best ways to stay off the menu:

  • Never approach a strange dog, especially one that’s tied up or confined.
  • Always assume a dog that doesn’t know you may see you as an intruder or as a threat.
  • But don’t turn and run from one either; just stand still. Avoid direct eye contact.
  • Take seriously the phrase “Let sleeping dogs lie.” That goes double for dogs that are eating or caring for their young.
  • Always let a dog see and sniff you first before you pet it, and don’t play with it without adult supervision.
  • If a dog does attack, feed him your coat. You can always get another coat.



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