Okay, so I just have to rant right now. Shouldn't be anything triggering - just people distracting a service dog and frustrating me. If you don't want to read a rant, feel free to skip this post!
Bogey and I were in Walmart to pick up a prescription with my mom. So while we were in there this lady comes over and starts talking to Bogey and started making kissing noises and using the high-pitched tone for dogs...and then wanted to know why he got so excited and how old he was (just over a year) . I'm over there like lady it's because of you and your distracting him.. but then she proceeded to try to handle us something and since she already talked to him he thought it was a treat...so he got even more excited but eventually refocused...which was good for him. I knew that was something we needed to work on as he ignores people super well when they don't use the high-voice. Then the lady says that she was a foster for a guide dog program for the first year so she's seen dogs like this...which ticked me off even more because she should know how to approach service dogs. So then she apologizes and says sorry but on her way out she talks to him and makes more kissy noises and says bye handsome. Super frustrating Walmart experience. #bogey #blacklab #labpuppy #labsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #labrador #dog #perro #inu #dogsofinstagram #sdintraining #psdintraining #psdit #sdit #servicedogintraining #serviceraptor #workingdog #workingpuppy #detection #detectiondog