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Why You Should Never Pet A Service Dog


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Lone
- 769 days ago - thedodo.com
besides the fact that the dog is part of who you are, that touching can distract the dog from what they need to do."



   

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Philippa Powers (10)
Thursday June 8, 2017, 7:24 pm
Noted. Thanks, Lone.
 

MmAway M (520)
Thursday June 8, 2017, 8:06 pm
Bless you Lone for posting this!
People don't understand this ~ I did want to post a bit of your news sweetie

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Flynn the dog does a lot to help out his 17-year-old human, Hailey Ashmore: He can open and close doors, fetch her parents and, most importantly, alert her to oncoming seizures.

Hailey has had Flynn since November 2014, when the Australian shepherd puppy began his training with her as a medical alert dog. But when Flynn was only 7 months old, a stranger accidentally put Hailey in harm's way by stopping to pet Flynn - and the incident illustrates exactly why working dogs should never be pet or played with while they're working."

Working dogs need to be left alone! We all love to pet them, but let these precious ones work! They were trained and I ADORE THEM ALL FOR ALL THEY DO!!! THANK YOU LORD for all you give us with HELP!
 

Colleen L (3)
Friday June 9, 2017, 4:38 pm
Good information. Very important too. Thanks Lone
 

Janet B (0)
Friday June 9, 2017, 6:12 pm
Thanks
 

Connie O (45)
Friday June 9, 2017, 7:46 pm
Thank you.
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Saturday June 10, 2017, 2:24 am
Thank you. I didnt know this until about 10 years ago and then felt guilty.
 

Ruth C (87)
Saturday June 10, 2017, 5:43 am
Good info
 

Dianne D (490)
Saturday June 10, 2017, 7:06 pm
ask permission to pet a service animal and don't be offended if the handler says no while it's working. It costs anywhere from $15,000 to $25,000 to train a dog and if you let your dog go up to a service dog and they fight - as they probably will because a service dog is trained to protect it's handler, you will be responsible to pay for a new service dog in my state. The old dog will be retired and probably end up at a shelter. Be smart.
 

Melania P (123)
Tuesday July 4, 2017, 11:30 am
So unfair, I'd love to hug dogs in airports too but I cannot..... Thank you for posting, sharing as well
 
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