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Dog bites a prevalent problem for postal workers – Macomb Daily

A dog chasing a postal worker might seem like a fodder for a 1960s cartoon, but to mail carriers an encounter with an aggressive dog is no laughing matter.

More than 5,400 postal employees were attacked by dogs in the United States in 2021; 244 of those were in Michigan and 34 were in Detroit.

As part of National Dog Bite Awareness Week June 6-11, postal representatives hosted a special seminar with dog bite prevention trainer Hector Hernandez of First Class Dog Training at the Warren post office on Mound Road to give letter carriers some tools to safely fend off aggressive dogs. Hernandez has provided training for postal workers nationwide for more than 22 years, but acknowledges the dog owners themselves could also benefit from some training.

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