Dealing With Fear and Allergies


Afraid or Allergic?  What To Do...


If you are afraid:

  • remain calm as the animal is focusing on the person with the disability and is probably not even aware of your presence and discomfort
  • Please do not yell, scream, and/or run.  These behaviors distract the animal from his job and may make the dog or miniature horse feel the need to protect.


Be aware that if you are allergic or afraid of animals:

U.S. Federal Law prohibits the handler and the dog from being denied services

 by a business due to another person’s fear or allergies.

Try to assess the situation and quietly address with the owner/manager to resolve the conflict to everyone’s comfort and safety.


Good Common Sense and General Courtesy

 Towards Each Other

Are Best

For the Handler and the Person with Allergies/Fear

To Follow

In This Situation.