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LMAS educates local post office employees dog behavior

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Animal Services is trying to keep mail carriers safe from dog bites.

That's the goal today as LMAS teaches post office employees techniques to understand dog behavior. A post office official says the biggest problem is dogs running loose, especially after a child opens the door. 

One person who was attacked within the last six months has been off work ever since. 

"The dog actually tore up his face -- his body -- I mean a serious, serious accident and we're concerned over that because we have to keep our employees safe," said Postmaster Joe Meimann.

Louisville is ranked sixth in the country for dog attacks last year after 40 mail carriers were bitten. Animal service employees say they go on just as many pit bull calls as Labradors, chihuahuas and dachshunds.

So, in return, postal workers are grilling hot dogs because they say it's their turn to "bite back."

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