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  1. #1
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    Default Your dog is not your child (or an accessory)

    Please don't bring it into the grocery store, or the restaurant, or the bank. Please also refrain from carrying it around in your purse.

    My dog comes everywhere with me. In the car. He stays in the car. When we go to the park, he gets out. Otherwise, he remains in the car.
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    Leaving a dog in a car is pretty dangerous. They can be stolen, or if temps rise (even in the 70's) cars can get hot and dogs can die.



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    If it's hot (which it hasn't been here for over a year) he stays home.

    There is no excuse for bringing a non-service dog into a place of business.
    It's a uterus, not a clown car. - Sayyedati



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    well, the grocery store...k, not good.

    Restaurant...weeeeelllll.....maybe not either....

    but the bank? won't hurt nuttin....and if the dog fits in the purse, it can be punted quiet far!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slewdledo View Post
    If it's hot (which it hasn't been here for over a year) he stays home.

    There is no excuse for bringing a non-service dog into a place of business.
    Thanks for clarifying...and I agree!



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    Our dogs love to go for a ride. The nearest big town for shopping has decided no dogs in cars....yeah, I understand it. But we don't leave them in
    warm days...one of us runs in and other stays or gets gas with them. However, if it's 40 degrees out, they will be just fine. Newer Expedition has a sunroof...great venting hot air and we don't have to roll the windows very far. Also rear side windows vent outwards (known as the fart relief valves when moving).

    Since they are both 80 pounders, they won't be in my purse. They adore the drive through window at the bank because they get doggie treats.
    McDonalds or something like that is also a big deal because they to split a
    McDouble. But I'd never think of taking them inside a restaurent. However,
    our local humane society has a take doggy to lunch event...it's in the warmer weather and think the restaurant has a large outdoor eating area where it's held.

    Sure miss the Colorado weather where you could take them far more often
    than we can here. Some days, DH won't even consider taking them along because the car is so hot and takes too long to cool down for them. At $4
    a gallon, not a lot of idling going on these days to cool it down.

    Taking them into Petsmart is one thing...the grocery store, no way!



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    my dog loves the ladies at dover

    but i get super peeved about dogs in food service establishments.



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    I don't mind it at all. I don't like seeing them in food service places, unless on the patio. I wish there were more dog friendly places around.

    They aren't children, they are dogs, but they are members of the family.
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    I agree, what reason do you have for bringing a dog into a freaking bank? Or a Walmart? Come on.



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    Not to hijack but.. A moment to remind people that a horse is not a dog! If you want a dog, get a dog. If you want a dog, dont get a horse. Take the time to learn the difference!

    Back on topic - the only REAL way to socialize puppies is to take them everywhere. Want to know why so many dogs act retarded and ill mannered? Cause Pookie never got out into the real world and was taught/expected to learn to deal. Go to Europe. Dogs everywhere, getting along without all this drama.
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    I don't know too many people buying horses to compensate for wanting a dog?

    My dog comes to my studio everyday I go. He lays under the desk& behaves appropriately when clients are there. He is well behaved& if that ever changes, the poor boy loses his privileges! He doesn't go anywhere else, though. I can't imagine WHY I would take my dog to the bank ..



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    Quote Originally Posted by enjoytheride View Post
    I agree, what reason do you have for bringing a dog into a freaking bank?
    Maybe it wants to open a checking account.



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    Quote Originally Posted by yv0nne View Post
    I don't know too many people buying horses to compensate for wanting a dog?

    My dog comes to my studio everyday I go. He lays under the desk& behaves appropriately when clients are there. He is well behaved& if that ever changes, the poor boy loses his privileges! He doesn't go anywhere else, though. I can't imagine WHY I would take my dog to the bank ..
    They arent compensating. They are confused dogs and horses dont act the same, dont bond the same and you shouldnt want them to. As a horse trainer, I can tell you that people who have dogs and are very close to them and have done a good job trainining them often struggle with their horses. Simply.. Its not a carnivore. Its a prey animal.
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    I have been to Germany a few times and over there it is pretty common to see dogs in stores. I had not gone to the grocery store there and did not see any in restaurants, but did see them in clothing stores and malls.

    Those dogs were always well behaved, unlike many dogs I walk past in the US. They did not jump on people, run to the end of the lead or poop where they weren't supposed to. It may be just that in Germany only well trained dogs went place, but I have never had a problem with dogs in public as long as they are well behaved.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Slewdledo View Post
    Please don't bring it into the grocery store, or the restaurant, or the bank. Please also refrain from carrying it around in your purse.

    My dog comes everywhere with me. In the car. He stays in the car. When we go to the park, he gets out. Otherwise, he remains in the car.
    I can agree with food oriented establishments, but I have to ask, if the dog is in a purse in a bank- why does it bother you?

    I can promise my 4lb dog suspended in my purse is a lot better behaved than most children on foot running rampant but that's another thread for another day..

    But really, the dog is completely restrained and quiet- why do you care whether I bring it to the bank or post office? The dog enjoys my company and hates to be alone. Why not?



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    My dogs and the tellers would be very dissapointed if they couldnt come in and get cookies! Same thing for the Post Office.

    I agree that dogs shouldnt be in food selling or serving places since someone's pet is likely to be ,um, unhygenic.

    But a well-behaved dog should be welcome while I am cashing a check or sending a package. Or in other quick-errand type places.

    I have more issues with people who insist on bringing their dogs in cars and then leaving them. Too often it is too hot in a mostly closed car. And even if it is not that hot, I can't count the number of times I have seen dogs franticaly barking and bouncing around the car or truck in the parking lot. Again, no problem with running in to pay a bill or buy a soda while paying for gas, etc. But if you are doing serious shopping I think doggie should be home, not in store or in car. Same for little kids!



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    When I had puppies, I took them everywhere with me for the first month or so to socialize them. Except for groceries and restaurants...the health department frowns on that in MD.

    Video store, my parent's retirement home, the bank, the whole nine yards. My parent's bank started stocking doggie treats for my cocker (cocker lover worked in the bank).

    Why does it bother you so much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EqTrainer View Post
    Back on topic - the only REAL way to socialize puppies is to take them everywhere. Want to know why so many dogs act retarded and ill mannered? Cause Pookie never got out into the real world and was taught/expected to learn to deal. Go to Europe. Dogs everywhere, getting along without all this drama.


    And a lot of COTHers seem to forget that not everyone drives everywhere. When I'm out walking my dog, I'll happily combine that with a trip to the bank, an outing to buy a new pair of jeans, etc., etc. If he is welcome in the store, he will go. If he's not, he stays home. It's that simple.

    If you don't like dogs in stores, open a store where dogs aren't allowed.



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    I agree with the OP. I hate dogs in my barn. Even well behaved ones. Inattentive owners, climbing over leashes to do my job, allergies, spilled water bowls, pee in the aisle, lifting legs on my flowers or trunks, naps on chairs ( hair!) meant for people to sit in, dogs in chairs sleeping while other client must stand for there is not a free seat, not ok. I don't bring my dog to the dentist, the bank, to your restaurant, to jump on you while you pump my gas, or in line at the post office. Don't bring your pet to my office either. Total pet peeve.
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    I used to work in a small boutique that sold makeup and skin care. We were amidst a very dog-friendly stretch of shops. Well-behaved dogs in the store were always welcome. A small uncontrolled child rearranging all the tiny boxes of lipstick on a shelf? Not so much.

    I still enjoy walking that street with my well-behaved dogs, who are welcome in just about any establishment there, which is why I frequent many of those shops. I don't expect to bring them into a food place, and I ask if it's okay before I go into a store. But they enjoy the opportunity to visit people, and I enjoy getting to spend time with them as I run errands. If they're well-behaved and it's not a health issue, I have no objection to people bringing dogs into stores. As I said, far less obnoxious than some of the off-leash children that people feel compelled to bring with them!



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