Originally Posted by Lucy Dog
1. General Rules
You are not required to deliver mail when an animal
Your dog going berserk every time your mailman is delivering your mail can and should definitely be considered a threat. I'd suggest you do what you can to make this current mailman safe if you want to keep getting your mail.
If that doesn't work, just open a p.o. box and never have to worry about this again.
Yes, that's why I installed the bars. They admitted they aren't worried about my dog breaking out. They said its because her bark startles him, and he might trip and fall. Well, this opens the door to all kinds of problems. What if a little rock is in your walkway, and they decide that rock poses a threat, and they decide to stop delivering mail until the walkway is replaced? That's more of a threat than a barking dog secured behind iron bars, no?
And how can he be startled by something he knows is coming? And even if I move my box to my driveway, he can still hear her bark, will he still get startled then? Maye fall out of his truck? What then? Do I move my box to the end of the street? Where does it end?