Service dog etiquette
Today we see more assistance dogs than ever before. What are the guidelines when it comes to these Canine Companions?
• Don’t touch the dog without asking permission first.
• Never feed the dog- he may be on a special diet or feeding schedule.
• Speak to the person, not the assistance dog.
• Do not whistle or make sounds at the dog.
Following these simple rules will make for a safe environment for all involved- the dog, it’s owner or trainer, and you.
Fun Fact: Dogs have 220 million olfactory cells to sniff out a myriad of odors. Humans have only five million. Dogs play a valuable role in uncovering things like mold, drugs and pests.