In a release Canada Post states every day their employees deliver to millions of homes across Canada. An estimated 36 percent of these households have dogs and their delivery agents encounter them every day when delivering mail and parcels. They point out the risk of dog related incidents increases in the summer when the weather gets warmer and people including children are more likely to be at home. They note it’s impossible for their delivery agents to know how any dog will react when they approach a home with dog incidents ranging from threatening encounters to being attacked and bitten.
Canada Post reminds dog owners to not open the door during deliveries or allow your dog to approach their employees suggesting keeping them in another room at the time of delivery. They add they also see dogs wandering in neighborhoods which can cause further anxiety so make sure your dog is restrained and not roaming free.