Last Updated: Dec 18, 2017

Here are a few etiquette tips on how to conduct yourself around a service dog:

  • DO speak to the handler, NOT the dog.
  • DO let the handler know if the dog is in your way.
  • DO NOT pet the dog without permission.  [Note:  If you just can't resist, DO ask the handler if you may pet the dog—but “permission to pet” is not a guarantee—it is up to the handler and his/her situation at that moment!]
  • DO NOT purposely distract the dog or try to take its attention away from its handler.
  • DO NOT feed the dog.
  • DO NOT ask the handler about his/her disability.

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