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The U.S. Postal Service announced on Thursday that the number of dog attacks on letter carriers had increased in 2016. Above, USPS letter carrier Jamesa Euler delivers mail in Atlanta in 2013. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Allen Burnsworth, owner of Sit Means Sit Dog Training in Los Angeles, demonstrates how to fight off a dog attack with Flash, a trained 2-year-old Belgian Malinois. Allie Ferguson/NPR hide caption

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Helping Postal Workers Fend Off An Age-Old Problem: Dog Bites

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