Don’t Pet That Puppy! And Don’t Pretend It’s a Service Animal, Either – PetsOnBoard.com

While it may seem harmless to lavish affection on a dog, when an owner is teaching him to not jump on people, the last thing the pet needs is an enthusiastic stranger.Why? Because the problem has got so bad that some pet owners have started misrepresenting their pets as service dogs. And that could lead to some business-owners (illegally) denying entry to legitimate service animals if they get the wrong impression of a service dog’s behavioral standards.One website aims to educate business owners and the public about the situation.

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