|Barked: Mon Oct 20, '08 6:09pm PST |
|I've never had anyone at a store not ask me first. I think the reason they DO ask is because they know that lots of dogs either have allergies or possibly resource guarding issues. If you don't want the treat, just politely decline (no explanation necessary), or say you'll save it for later, stick it in your pocket, and throw it away. If someone's just trying to be nice to me and my pooch, I don't see the need to make them feel bad.
Just like previous posters have said, I let Mingus accept the treat if he will, because he's shy of strangers and I am happy when he'll interact with them without fear. That's much more important to me than the ingredients of the treat. One little junk treat from time to time won't hurt him, just like the little piece of fudge I'm about to sneak from the kitchen won't kill me, either.
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