as title says, whats peoples take on this?
im a postman, deal with dogs all the time, love dogs,and have bred jack russells in the past for a few years so i know the temperament signs..
many many times ive been run at by dogs as i enter people's gardens.. never once has a dog been wearing a muzzle, i dont just mean a gated and walled garden.. i mean all gardens, walled,fenced,open.. housing estates,private houses.. even appartment blocks..
by run at i mean a direct run towards me with teeth showing,snarling, sometimes in almost silence..headdown and would snap ya if it got ya..
barking is ok, a warning to me.. lots of dogs pay no heed at all and some are fearfull.. most are the opposite.. will chase ..attempt to bite,prevent me delivering the post.. not just to their own house, but usually to within 4 or 5 houses once they spot you.. sometimes more..
if they pack up with other dogs and surround you its pretty fear inducing let me tell ya..
question is simple.. do the owners of these animals not even consider a postman/delivery person when they leave animals free to wander their general housing areas..
do you expect to still get your post,and your neighbours to get theirs?
would you prefer if the postman simply reported your dog,and you.. and informed your neighbours why they were not receiving their post?
and what if we are bitten???
happens more than you might think..
dog owners opinions here please.. if you were at work would you like my dog snapping around your ankles,or worse ???