•Show protective instincts
•Unable to be removed from handler in emergency situations due to protective instincts
•Off leash (unless specifically performing a task that requires them to be)
•Out of control
You CAN ask: 1) “Is this a service dog?” 2) What tasks can it perform?
You CANNOT ask: anything regarding their disability, for them to demonstrate a task, for “identification”
Calmly approach the handler and dog and ask them to leave, state you are not discriminating against them because of a disability, but asking them to leave because their dog is out of control. #ThingsDisabledPeopleKnow
The ADA defines an out of control dog as a dog that is being disruptive without the handler taking action to correct it. #ThingsDisabledPeopleKnow
•No eye contact
•Don’t ask to pet them if they are clearly working
•Do not let children run up to them
•Do not question the handler about their disability/why they need them
Imagine this. You are having a bad day, but you need to run into the store to get some milk. You bring your service dog with you because you need them. At the door you are stopped by an employee, who questions you on your disability.