Dog bites taking a bite out of profits

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by MC4YOU2, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I have been bitten multiple times by past lovers.
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    The sad fact is any dog can be trained to attack people. There is no common agrressive breed. There are however bigger stronger dogs that when they do attack they can inflict a lot of harm. In this case Pitts, rots , and shepards all get a bad rap because of it. All my years of delivering I only Ben bitten once and it was from a little yapper about the side of the DIAD.
  3. wayfair

    wayfair Well-Known Member

    last dog that bit me was a Doberman, she didn't lock her jaws on me.
  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Google about pitbulls and lockjaw, it's a myth. The dogs are just so powerful you are unable to pry them off of you.
  5. Faceplanted

    Faceplanted Well-Known Member

    What about their brains getting so big and pushing on their skull forcing them to go crazy and turn on their owners.... is that one true?

    It appears "pitbulls" don't even break the top 5 in bite force
    Top 10 Dogs With Strongest Bite | Pet Comments
  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    People just read article headlines and take them as fact.
  7. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Wherever I see Trump, it smells like he's Putin.

    No, lockjaw, is indeed a myth. They do have a strong bite, but not the strongest.

    Their technique is different from dogs that bite rapidly and repeatedly like say a lab. If they are good and mad they will bite to hold on and tear up whatever they have ahold of.

    I've owned 5 Pitbulls so far, and socialization is the key. Loyal, loving, and quite comedic usually. I can't imagine life without mine.
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  8. Slow walker

    Slow walker Member

    Every pawn shop carries pepper spray and it's worked good for over 20 years
  9. Over 70

    Over 70 Active Member

    UPS doesn't permit it's use. At least that's how I was trained at driving school
  10. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Pepper spray doesn't work with turkeys. Found out the hard way.
  11. wayfair

    wayfair Well-Known Member

  12. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Hey!!! Don't blame me!!!!
  13. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    I was walking my dog about five years ago, and the two pits next door, came charging down the street at us and attacked my dog. I dropped to cover my dog, and they bit my arms and hands pretty bad. They did a number on my dog, bites everywhere. He was about 80 pounds, bigger than either of the pits. He survived, but would never leave the yard after that day. I have never blamed the dogs, just the idiots who didn't train or socialize them.
  14. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Wherever I see Trump, it smells like he's Putin.

    Sorry to hear about your very horrific ordeal. Irresponsible owners give the pits that get into trouble the bad press we all see everywhere, and are usually always in denial about the blame they, as owners, rightfully deserve.

    Only a true dog lover would do what you did to protect your dog and still feel as you do towards those pits. My hats off to you.
  15. As a testament to my hatred of UPS I was bitten by a dog on my regular route. It was a residential. I walked up to door, knocked, left package, was turning around when dog came out from under car and latched on to my leg. I was blamed for being responsible for bite because I didn't honk as I arrived to alert dogs and didn't check the area for dogs.
  16. wayfair

    wayfair Well-Known Member

    so, did you go after the home owners insurance??
  17. No. Workers comp.
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    I would be surprised if comp didn't go after the home owners policy to recoup their costs.

    Did you at least sue them for pain and suffering? Dog bites generally start at $3K and go up based upon severity.
  19. no. Would have been a waste of time for this nasty low income neighborhood. Didn't even miss work. Just a trip to clinic
  20. wayfair

    wayfair Well-Known Member

    so worker's comp didn't pay you a dime?