Service Dog Etiquette

Service dog

A service dog is a dog that is trained to perform tasks that assist a person with a disability.


Service dogs are essential to the well-being of their handlers, and they deserve to be treated with respect.


Ask permission before petting or interacting with a service dog.


When a service dog is working, it's important to avoid distracting it in any way. This includes petting it, talking to it, or offering it food or treats.


It's important to not feed a service dog without the handler's permission.


It's important to keep your own dog away from service dogs, even if your dog is friendly.


When you see a service dog and its handler, it's important to address the handler, not the dog.

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