Megan Stoff brought her service dog, Nala, to a shopping mall in Pittsburgh. A mother and her child approached Megan to ask if they could pet the on-duty golden retriever while she was standing outside a store.
Its evident the mother in this story likes to give in to her daughter’s demands. Parents should teach their kids that there are some things that they cannot have.
It all started when the mom and daughter went to a shopping mall in Pittsburgh. She allowed her daughter torun around the mall and scream loudly.
Megan didn’t think any more about the situation as the mother walked away. However once she noticed something that caught her attention she stopped.
The mother and her daughter decided to approach the lady called Megan and ask if her daughter could pet the dog.
In a post which has now going viral Megan explained her response. “People ask us all the time, so I just said, ‘No.’ All the dogs are working so it’s my go-to answer.”
However, the mother circled around with her daughter still in her arms. She was fuming over the fact Megan was curt in her response. Rather than just saying “no,” she felt Megan should have said something like, “No, I’m sorry, they’re training.”
She continued to scold Megan for not displaying any “signs” in order to dissuade people from attempting to pet the dogs. Nala’s vest is clearly covered in service dog patches.
Megan explains the woman even called mall security on her.
Imagine what the security guard thought as the mother explained that her daughter wanted to pet a service dog, but the owner said no and the dog only had four signs that said no petting on it.
“So much harassment for just saying no,” Megan wrote on Facebook. “There was no common sense here.”
It’s important to remember that service dogs are more than just pets. They need to keep track of people to make sure that they are healthy and safe. Petting a service dog distracts them from this important work and could put people’s lives in danger.
Many people don’t pay attention to this important advice and insist that they have a right to pet a service animal anyway.
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