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Decision at the mall today.

June 17th 2009 7:44 pm
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Today I was at our local mall while babysitting my neighbors. We headed to the food court so the boys could go to the bathroom and Mordecai could be taken outside to do the same. As we walked a little girl barreled away from her mom and was on a collision course with us screaming for the doggy. I gave Mordecai's leash a little tug and we veared around her. I gave him a Come command in a pleasant voice as I did it. The mom yelled at me across the food court and told me I could have been a little nicer. I turned around and told her that she could have controlled her child(which she didn't). She told me to go to hell as I walked out the door. She was lucky I didn't body block her kid like I have done to others. She really upset me! I had to breathe deeply outside for a few minutes. I told myself that letting my anxiety go sky high because of idiots is not good. I've decided that when people are being rude because they can't control their kids, dogs or parents around my service dog; I'm not going to respond to their idiotic comments. I need to just let it go and tell myself that I am more mature than they are. I don't need their idiocy raising my anxiety, I have enough anxiety already! I'm just going to let their comments blow away and let everyone else hear them. And besides watching all those people be rude shows me all the things I will never do around my future children.

 
 

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Barked by: Elaine J

June 18th 2009 at 5:28 pm

i had a kid run up to me and touch me in the grocery store the other day- it happened so quick mama couldnt say anything or do anything- it scared her because the kid could have hurt me in that flash of time and mama couldnt have stopped it
i am glad you didnt get hurt
destry
Barked by: Elaine J

June 18th 2009 at 5:28 pm

i had a kid run up to me and touch me in the grocery store the other day- it happened so quick mama couldnt say anything or do anything- it scared her because the kid could have hurt me in that flash of time and mama couldnt have stopped it
i am glad you didnt get hurt
destry
Barked by: ♥ Sandy~SD ♥ (Dogster Member)

August 5th 2009 at 10:55 pm

Sad to say you are not the only one to have this problem with kids. I do wonder what is wrong wiff pawrents who do not watch their children.
Sandy
Barked by: Teddy Blue (Dogster Member)

September 14th 2009 at 6:12 pm

I've just started training. . .Is there a no petting policy for all service dogs when they are working? I thought if the child or person asked to pet your service dog that would they be able to at your discretion? Does this depend on the situation? I would of had to refrain from shouting back in that scenario too!!
Barked by: Mordecai-Retired SD (Dogster Member)

September 14th 2009 at 7:17 pm

Allowing people to pet your SD is at your discretion. I do not let any strangers pet my dog in public while he's on the job. It's very difficult for my friends to keep their hands off my dog while he's working. But when at our favorite pet store, Mordy is off-duty and socializes his butt off. We also meet up with local SD teams for on and off-duty meetings. For a pup in training, I believe that they need to have a certain amount of socialization with humans and other dogs so they feel comfortable around both.


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