Package car drivers who give out dog treats

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 407steward, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Do you give them out or don't you?
  2. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    Yes, I do. I'm a dog lover to begin with and it makes me smile every time I see a dog watching my approaching truck, tail wagging a million miles a minute. The dogs on my route know they are going to get a treat and they can't wait to see me. Some will even climb into the truck if I'm in the back looking for a package. Those dogs can really cheer you up if you're having a bad day.
  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

  4. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I do also
  5. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Nope. I've actually had a huge bag sitting in my garage for over a year now. It's a pain when your a cover guy to drag it around all the time. Oh and by the way it's against company policy.

    OVERBOARD Active Member

    I still had out dog treats even though I was told not to. I guess I don't listen to well or I'm just plain stubborn. O well the dogs on my Rte appreciate it and the owners.
  7. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    On rural routes, dog treats were a necessity.
  8. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I used to but I would prefer if the dog stays where it is so I can be on my way. Kind of like people. The less contact the better.
  9. Mr Sincerity

    Mr Sincerity Your Friend

    Are cats considered dog treats?
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  10. BlackCat

    BlackCat Active Member

    I do all the time. No better way to distract a potentially dangerous dog then to throw him a few treats.
  11. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    My wife fusses every week when i buy a big bag of treats for dogs that arent ours .I love tossing them out to the sweet pups on my route
  12. speeddemon

    speeddemon Guest

    dog treats = insurance policy love my canine buddys
  13. bigblu 2 you

    bigblu 2 you Active Member

    customer on my route has a bull mastiff.that dude is afraid if i dont give him a treat he will treat himself to me.been training him since he was a pup.

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    We had a dog bite in our district last month. Our center manager told us that were not allowed to give treats anymore.

    I STILL DO !!!!
  15. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I did for many many years. I bought them at the feed store out of a bulk container. They were dirt cheap that way. I kept a bag of them on my dash at all times. Dogs don't care if you buy the cheapest treats possible--in fact the cheaper they were the better they liked them.
  16. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I used to and decided not to anymore about a month ago.


    Handing out treats teaches dogs to come running for the truck. I don't need to hit one of them or make it harder to arrive or leave a delivery point. I will scratch a dog, talk nice and all that, but no more treats.
  17. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I go through $10 or $15 worth of dog treats per month. I try to stock up on the big 5lb bags whenever they go on sale, right now I have 2 full bags in my truck and another one in my locker. Gotta give treats to my buddies!
  18. clarnzz

    clarnzz Member

    As a cover driver, I give them out if they are in the truck, but do not bring my own which can really suck if they are used to the route driver giving them treats.
  19. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    No, I don't like dogs running up to my truck under any circumstances. I talk to them and pet them, thats it. I've tried throwing treats to vicious dogs before, usually didn't work. I had a bad dog grab a 20 lb. box out of my hands yesterday and run around shaking it. I got a DR Bag empty cardboard tube and took the box back....
  20. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I don't deliver to any house with a dog that I don't feel 100% safe being around. Needless to say I now have customers that come to the street as I beep the horn as I approach the stop. I'd also add that if a dog has some sort of intolerance to soy or wheat in the biscuit, dies or becomes ill, or just gets sick from eating something else that day and you happen to be seen giving him a treat, be prepared to have a few weeks off mininium. UPS has stated over and over, for the above reasons and others mentioned in this thread, we are not to give treats to animals.