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Old 02-05-2019, 08:13 AM
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Yes, but if my dog doesn't get to pick out his own food, he won't eat it! What's a father to do...
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Old 02-05-2019, 08:15 AM
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Make it simple, just ban service dogs as well so the problem completely goes away. No dogs anywhere but your own home. What normal thinking person believes it’s ok for their dog to pee or poop on someone else’s property? Think they would be ok with me pizzing on their lanai? Hahahaha
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Old 02-05-2019, 08:34 AM
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Of course I’m kidding about banning all real service dogs.
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Old 02-05-2019, 08:38 AM
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No dogs around food would be common sense?
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:00 AM
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It seems that store managers are reluctant to address this problem. Perhaps they are uncomfortable with it. I'm not.

When I see a pet in a store, I politely remind the person that pets and comfort animals don't belong there. If it appears to be a service animal, it is legal to ask "What service does your animal perform for you?" If you get stuttering, you have your answer.

The offender may not leave, but I have made a point. If more people did this, perhaps it would help.
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:16 AM
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It seems that store managers are reluctant to address this problem. Perhaps they are uncomfortable with it. I'm not.

When I see a pet in a store, I politely remind the person that pets and comfort animals don't belong there. If it appears to be a service animal, it is legal to ask "What service does your animal perform for you?" If you get stuttering, you have your answer.

The offender may not leave, but I have made a point. If more people did this, perhaps it would help.
I was sitting at the bar area of Amerikanos one night and a woman, drunk as a skunk sat next to me with her teacup dog on her lap. The bartender asked her to put her dog on the floor as pets are not allowed near the bar for sanitary reasons. She was asked three times and refused. She was quietly escorted out.
That's how it should be.
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:26 AM
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The ONLY dogs is any store except pet stores should dog for the blind.
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:37 AM
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Any shopping cart that had a dog riding in should be steamed cleaned before putting back into use.
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:59 AM
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It seems that store managers are reluctant to address this problem. Perhaps they are uncomfortable with it. I'm not.

When I see a pet in a store, I politely remind the person that pets and comfort animals don't belong there. If it appears to be a service animal, it is legal to ask "What service does your animal perform for you?" If you get stuttering, you have your answer.

The offender may not leave, but I have made a point. If more people did this, perhaps it would help.
I don't presently have a dog. I agree in full with the spirit of the common message throughout this thread. It's not good to see dogs in places where common sense would register with most people that the dogs don't belong.

However, unless a person has been Temporarily Deputized by The Sherriff Of Mayberry then Don't act like Barney Fife in a store towards anyone with an "Illegal" animal. Just notify the Store Manager, that's why they are there. I would never directly confront anyone, anymore unless they confronted me. I found out People In Florida Carry Concealed Weapons. Big Weapons Too!

If you did this with me it wouldn't be me who would be stuttering and it wouldn't be my dog either. I choose to not live this way anymore but I Give Heart Attacks, I Don't Get Them.
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Old 02-05-2019, 05:28 PM
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"Comfort animals" are not service dogs. The general rule of thumb is: four on the floor, and kept to a short leash. If they're carried in, rolled in a stroller, not leashed, or on one of those expand-a-leashes, they are not on-duty service animals and not allowed in the store. It's illegal to require someone to produce proof that their animal is a service animal. However it is well within the law to require that their dog be a) leashed, 2) kept on the floor at all times, 3) behaved, and 4) in close physical proximity to the person at the other end of the leash at all times.

Since you don't even have to ask anyone "is that a service dog?" you bypass the potential for discrimination against the disabled when you tell the customer he has to remove his animal from the premises. If the dog is not behaving or disrupting business in any way, if the dog is not walking on his own, and not leashed, then the store manager has the absolute right to kick the dog and its owner out of the store.
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