[nagdu] Please don't pet me, I'm working.
julielj at neb.rr.com
Fri Aug 28 10:38:17 UTC 2015
I had a sign for a while. I think it made the petting worse. People would
pet while reading the sign and then comment, "oh that's a cute sign." I
quit using it.
Common sense should prevail here. You should not go up and start touching
random dogs, no matter whose they are or what they are doing. To me it
doesn't matter if it's a guide, a pet, a police dog or an attack dog. If
it's not yours, you don't touch without asking first. It's just manners.
Apparently common sense is not so common.
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From: Raven Tolliver via nagdu
Sent: Friday, August 28, 2015 5:11 AM
Cc: Raven Tolliver
Subject: [nagdu] Please don't pet me, I'm working.
Does anyone use these signs on their guide dog? I recently encountered
a couple people who said that I should have a sign on my dog's harness
so that they and others know he is a working dog and will not pet or
interact with him.
I argued that the idiots who lack self control and common decency will
still pet my dog, regardless of some sign that most people won't
But is this something worth considering?
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