Dealing With Fear and Allergies


Afraid or Allergic?  What To Do...


If you are afraid:

  • remain calm as the dog 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 dog from his job and may make the dog feel the need to protect.


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

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.