customer with 2 pit bulls

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowerboy04, May 16, 2008.

  1. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    ok guys i just picked up a 12 acer horse farm to mow, there are only 3 acers of grass anyway thats besides the point. the home own has 2 pit bulls that have free run of the place, the owner warrend me that she had them but assured me that they are "friendly" and would leave me alone. as i was mowing i noticed the dogs walking around but they never bothered me and any time i got close to them they started wagging there tails and what not. and when i stoped to move a trampoleen the one came up and was giveing me kisses and being very friendly. my question is do i have to worry about these dogs? i here alot of storys about bit bulls attacking and how they can be friendly one sec and ready to attack the next. what do you guys think i should do?
    thanks
    alex
    ps. don't mind my spelling i'm t olazzy to do spell check after mowing all day.
     
  2. joe the lawn guy

    joe the lawn guy LawnSite Senior Member
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    well i think you have to make that call do you need the acc. by the looks of your sig. you don't? is it worth the $$$$
     
  3. Danielslawnservice

    Danielslawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    keep some dog repelent w/ u just in case.... I have one cause there are some wild dogs that run free and ive been told that they aren't as friendly as they look....
     
  4. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    Honestly, many dogs can be friendly one second and then soon after be very aggressive. Of coarse pit bulls have a very bad rep which does tend so scare most people of them. If they seemed happy to see you and "kissed" you then I don't see there being any problems with them, just don't act threatening toward them, maybe even bring some treats for them so you can really be-friend them. Good Luck!!
     
  5. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would find out from the home owner if it would be ok if you came over one day to play with the dogs a bit. If they get to know you better, that would probably put you more at ease.

    The biggest problem I find with the situation is the fact there are dogs running loose while yor machines are going. I don't care if they are pit bulls, poodles or pandas for that matter. You know how random things can happen. I know I've heard of several cases where a dog came running out of no where and clunk. The same can be said for children on the property.
    That being said, the Pitbull I have is the same way this persons 2 pit bulls are.
     
  6. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    yea this is an account i deffently want to keep, it pays $110 a week plus i'm trying to find a place for my girl friend to keep her horses and john has a few free stalls so i'm going to try to get them in there.
     
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    It would seem as if the folks spreading the folklore concerning pit bulls have a lot to learn, then again I could be wrong.
     
  8. Have them sign a waiver so you are not liable for anything that happens to the dog - on the off chance he attacks and you kick the living snot out of them.

    Secondly, make sure they understand that THEY will pay - not your insurance - should the dog attack. Not just doctor's bills - they'll pay your lost wages.

    I wouldn't even consider it without them signing that they understand COMPLETELY that should I go down on THEIR property because of the dogs, that they will pay ALL lost revenues and doctor bills...
     
  9. Danielslawnservice

    Danielslawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    I wouldn't even consider it without them signing that they understand COMPLETELY that should I go down on THEIR property because of the dogs, that they will pay ALL lost revenues and doctor bills...


    i second it!
     

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