Animals: Back-Door Etiquet

In New York City last year 198 Consolidated Gas Co. meter-readers, repairmen and collectors on their daily rounds were bitten, nipped or chewed by dogs badly enough to need medical attention. Last week they and their 20,000 fellows were studying a pamphlet specially prepared for them by Dogman Frank F. Dole on "Dogs: How to Approach and Handle Them." Rules:

1) Make a little noise, to let the dog know you are coming.

2) Show no alarm at growls or barks. They are simply challenges.

3) Welcome the dog's acquaintance-making sniffs.

4) Make no sudden or...

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