How do you defend against dogs?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Holydriver, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. Holydriver

    Holydriver Active Member

    So I used to get bit by a dog about every 3 months, then there was one week where I got bit 3 times, and finally my last time was this past peak. Now a days if I see a dog that is even remotely scary I drop the package right where I am and walk back to the truck. But I wonder, if you were going to get bit and you could defend yourself, would you hit the dog? There are a few that Id love to hit in the face with the DIAD but I assume UPS would fire me.
     
  2. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

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    Carry one of these in your back pocket big end is filled with lead shot. It will leave a mark on a dogs head
     
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  3. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    What do you do to upset them that much?
     
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  4. Holydriver

    Holydriver Active Member

    drive up to their house in a big brown truck and get out with cardboard boxes. the nerve of people like me!
     
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  5. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

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  6. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

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    Its much easier to just make friends
     
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  7. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    I outran a german shepherd 2 weeks ago in the dark lol. The kid can still move, not the 4.47 40 speed in high school but can still get it and use that spare 5th and 6th gear if i need it. Ok so i got a little head start on it but was still moving like a sumbitch lmfao.
     
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  8. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    How about that. In 34 years, I got bit once. Must not have been as tasty as you.
     
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  9. Scoot

    Scoot Member

    Your fear of the dogs is setting them off.
     
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  10. Box Ox

    Box Ox Camacho for President!

    NI1/2/3, and note the dog. Dropping the package wherever makes it your problem.
     
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  11. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    16 years aint never been bit, LIKE A NINJA I TELL YA lmfao.
     
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  12. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Oh hell yeah if i see it n it looks mean non delivery other LOOSE DOG SO THE IDIOT OWNER CAN SEE IT ON THE TRACKING lol.
     
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  13. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I don't turn my back on an aggressive dog and I talk sternly to it not showing any fear, they sense that. If it still comes at me, I will beat it with the package I am holding or the DIAD if that's all that's in my hand. Its all part of the job, you aren't going to be fired for defending yourself.
     
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  14. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Im a animal lover but ILL BEAT THE LIVING PEE-PEE OUT OF A DOG IF I HAVE TO lol.
     
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  15. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    I'm in my 30th year with the company, on a "dog rich" route, and have only been nipped twice?
    It's been my experience that dogs are excellent judges of character.;)

    Just kidding, a bit.

    I've always contended that dogs sense fear, like we smell a skunk, and they don't like it.
    It's all about being relaxed and at ease with a dog.
    You have to project yourself as an alpha, that you belong there and aren't afraid.
    These are pack animals and recognize a pecking order, and identifying the dogs who feel they are the alpha is equally important.

    This "skill" can't be faked, or taught on a website, so don't try it if you don't truly understand.
     
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  16. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    It's kinda like dealing with a sawed off Pee wee Herman lookalike center mgr. If you look like a willing victim, you might as well be one.
     
  17. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    If you see the whites of the dogs eyes..GTFO
    he gonna getchya
     
  18. Bottom rung

    Bottom rung Active Member

    Bs. So if they sense your scared they bite? ...right.
     
  19. underworked1

    underworked1 Active Member

    Someone doesn't follow the rules at UPS.
     
  20. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Until one day when you don't have biscuits and dog is looking at you like "pay the toll mother F*****!" Now you're dead meat.
     
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