Keeping employees safe at the front door:
- When leaving your vehicle be sure to have something to put between you and an attacking dog.
- When approaching the front door.
- Watch for dogs that come from under or around the house, garage door, car or boat.
- If you hear dogs in the house prepare for a canine encounter.
- Have something to put between you and the dog(s) you encounter.
- DOGS WILL BITE THE FIRST THING THEY COME TOO! It doesn’t matter if it’s your body or any object you carry.
- What is the condition of the door?
- Is there an outer door?
- Can it hold a dog? Large or small?
When you reach the door:
- Knock on the door.
- Step to the side, the direction the door swings toward. Putting the door between you and the dog. Use the door if you have to stop an attack.
- Avoiding a dog having a straight shot at you, he will now have to go around the door which will give the owner and you time to react.
- Ask the customer to put the dog in secure location.
- If you are comfortable with the owner holding the dog, realize
- If you enter the home without the dog being secured. Don’t allow the customer to get between you and your exit.