Meter Reader Anywhere, VA 9/15/2010 7:02:06 PM Mr. Hernandez, your video possibly saved one of my employees' life. I run a meter reading contract and our safety coordinator found your video. I had all my readers watch it. About two weeks ago I had a meter reader walk around the corner of a house with no fence who was ambushed by a pit bull. She remembered not to jerk her arm away and because the pit bull jumped her and knocked her to the ground she had the presence of mind to keep her arm close to her body, get on top of the dog and use her free hand to grab the dog's windpipe and squeeze. The owner was only able to pry the dog off of her and free her arm when the dog finally gasped for air. I thank you very much for providing that video free of charge. I'm sure you've helped save several lives by providing that video that way. My reader ended up with a bruise on her left ribcage and a fairly serious bite on her right arm that required twelve stitches to close. It could have been much worse if she had not remembered her training. To the people in the comments section, David from Arkansas is completely right. When you sign up for that service (water, gas, etc.) you are allowing employees of that utility entry into your yard. It's called right of way and amounts to a temporary easement of your property rights. If you do not want to bring your dog inside, and I've had people flat out refuse to do that, you will have to live with your meter not being read and your bills being estimated. I am not going to risk the safety of one of my employees nor will I have any hesitation about backing their actions if they injure your dog while defending themselves regardless of if they are attacked in your yard or not.