I was really nervous when I took my service dog out the first few times. So I started slowly. I went to stores later in the evening - when they're not as busy - to get used to it. We would go to restaurants around 3:30 or 4 p.m., when there was no crowd. It's easier to start slowly and work your way up. Now I'm completely comfortable taking him anywhere. We're going to Disneyland in two weeks!