When you see a Team out in public, please respect the Service Dog Team’s privacy and don’t ask for our personal information such as:
1.) Their disability, diagnoses, symptoms, or prognoses. Our right to privacy is protected by Law, the same as yours and everyone else's.
2.) By Law, other than the owner of a business or establishment. Asking the Dog's Name or Job is none of your business. In fact you are placing the handler in a potentially dangerous situation by distracting, whistling, calling the dog by name or making kissy noises at the dog or handler while it is working or training.
3.) Can You or Your Kids Pet Me? Quite Simply NO! – The dog is working or in some instances training. Their focus should always be on their handler.
SERVICE DOG TEAMS HAVE RIGHT OF WAY – IN A CROSSWALK, ON A SIDEWALK OR IN A STORE. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL AND YIELD TO ANY TEAM.
IT IS ILLEGAL TO INTERFERE WITH OR DISTRACT A SERVICE DOG TEAM, PUNISHABLE BY LAW.
TEACH KIDS TO KEEP A RESPECTFUL DISTANCE
DO NOT ALLOW YOUR OWN DOG TO INTERACT
DO NOT TOUCH, TALK OR FEED THE DOG.
DO NOT TEASE, DISTRACT OR ABUSE THE DOG
SPEAK TO THE HANDLER, NOT THE DOG.
ALLOW THE DOG TO WORK OR REST UNDISTURBED.