[nagdu] Please don't pet me, I'm working.

Kaye Kipp kkipp123 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 28 15:06:04 UTC 2015

Well, the thing about the sign is, I don't believe it really educates
people.  I took my sign off of the harness so I could wash it and people
would say, "Oh good.  She doesn't have the sign on, so I can pet."


-----Original Message-----
From: nagdu [mailto:nagdu-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Craig Heaps via
Sent: Friday, August 28, 2015 7:39 AM
To: NAGDU Mailing List, the National Association of Guide Dog Users
Cc: Craig Heaps
Subject: Re: [nagdu] Please don't pet me, I'm working.

I have that exact sign on Chase's harness: Do Not Pet Me I Am Working.

I believe it helps.  But it's impossible to know. Some people still pet him
even with the sign, so it's not an absolute cure.  And how to do you measure
a negative such as how many people didn't pet him who would have petted him
if the sign had not been there?

I got the sign mostly because we go to crowded places such as Giants
baseball games at AT&T Park in San Francisco. It seemed people on the BART
train wanted to pet him. So did people on the Muni Metro light rail.  And so
did people in line to enter the ballpark.  So I got the sign.  I think it

A lot of people read the sign out loud.  I think that's good.  It gives me
an opportunity to reinforce to them the danger for me of distracting my
guide dog.

I have considered changing it to No He's Not Training Me. He's Legally

Craig and Chase

On 8/28/2015 3:11 AM, Raven Tolliver via nagdu wrote:
> 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 
> bother reading.
> But is this something worth considering?

nagdu mailing list
nagdu at nfbnet.org
To unsubscribe, change your list options or get your account info for nagdu:

More information about the NAGDU mailing list