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Old 01-30-2018, 07:40 AM
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This deal with everyone needing a service dog is ridiculous. I'm on a fight To California as I write this and I have a guy that has his "service dog" with him (German Shepard btw) and its under his feet. The guy is not blind and is able to get up and leave the dog tied while he goes to the bathroom. I feel for people that really need them but this abuse has to stop.

I saw where delta has cracked down on this and I am sure other airlines will follow.
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This deal with everyone needing a service dog is ridiculous. I'm on a fight To California as I write this and I have a guy that has his "service dog" with him (German Shepard btw) and its under his feet. The guy is not blind and is able to get up and leave the dog tied while he goes to the bathroom. I feel for people that really need them but this abuse has to stop.

I saw where delta has cracked down on this and I am sure other airlines will follow.
I was at costco on sunday and I look over at a woman pushing a cart while talking on her cell phone and had a great dane on a leash
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I was at costco on sunday and I look over at a woman pushing a cart while talking on her cell phone and had a great dane on a leash
Maybe the dog "services" her.....
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Was at Great Wolf a few weeks ago and saw one that looked like a Pit mix..I was blown away.
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Old 01-30-2018, 07:45 AM
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Service dogs aren't just for "physically crippled people"

Get over yourself.
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The majority of service dogs I have seen on planes are better behaved than most kids. I do not have a problem with people traveling with their pets (or kids), as long as they are under control and not disruptive.
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I do see a lot more "service" dogs around for PTSD and other things not related to physical disabilities but rather ones you can't necessarily see, but what's the harm?

I don't see it as necesarily a bad thing that more people have well trained dogs.

BTW, I have three dogs, one being a GSD and he is not a service dog and the thought has never crossed my mind....just fyi lol
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This deal with everyone needing a service dog is ridiculous. I'm on a fight To California as I write this and I have a guy that has his "service dog" with him (German Shepard btw) and its under his feet. The guy is not blind and is able to get up and leave the dog tied while he goes to the bathroom. I feel for people that really need them but this abuse has to stop.

I saw where delta has cracked down on this and I am sure other airlines will follow.
Ask if he is a Veteran...and thank him for his service...buy him a beer
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Old 01-30-2018, 07:54 AM
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I know someone with a fake service dog cert. He takes his dog everywhere, including on planes. It's more common than I ever thought.
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Ok if you need your dog for emotional reasons then buy a seat for it so he is not coming into my space. My SIL claims that she needs her dog with her for emotional support which is BS. She was told once dogs weren't allowed so she went on the internet and got the service dog certification. Her dog is a Pain in the azz.

This has gotten out of hand. If you can't live without your dog then drive or stay home.

It's like people having handicap placards and not being handicapped.
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Not sure if delta has change their policy, but at one point they had a rule on their planes that no more than a certain number of dogs were allowed her plane, Which varied depending on the size of the plane.If you wanted to bring along a pet you could, for $125 each way. The kicker was, you could have paid for your pet in advance, and then someone show up on announced with a service animal, and you either had to leave the pet behind, or change flights.
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Originally Posted by Saltydawg15 View Post
This deal with everyone needing a service dog is ridiculous. I'm on a fight To California as I write this and I have a guy that has his "service dog" with him (German Shepard btw) and its under his feet. The guy is not blind and is able to get up and leave the dog tied while he goes to the bathroom. I feel for people that really need them but this abuse has to stop.

I saw where delta has cracked down on this and I am sure other airlines will follow.
What is your problem with what you have decsribed above as an obedient dog sitting next to you, do you know the owner did not need the dog for other reasons than blindness?

Ask the airline to move your seat if you are uncomfortable, I am missing your issue here.
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I like dogs better than people, so the more the merrier.
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Delta cracked down on "emotional support" ANIMALS, not specifically service dogs. The problem is that people are bringing all sorts of animals on the plane besides dogs and cats - ducks, kangaroos, etc.

If you read the info widely available, it's easy to get "certifications" on the web. Many people are doing this to be able to bring their pets on the plane, instead of in their kennel in baggage. Also lets them do it for free, instead of having to pay.

On a recent flight, my son had to deal with a large dog SITTING in the middle seat. I would not put up with that, if it's truly medically justified, it should be at the owner's feet.

Delta Air Lines is now cracking down on emotional support and service animals, citing “a lack of regulation that has led to serious safety risks involving untrained animals in flight.” The airline said it carries about 700 service or emotional support animals every day, and since 2016 it has seen an 84 percent jump in “animal incidents,” including “urination/defecation, biting, and even a widely reported attack by a 70-pound dog” that bit a passenger in the face.

The airline notes that the emotional support needs of some passengers for animal companionship can be pretty far out there. “Customers have attempted to fly with comfort turkeys, gliding possums known as sugar gliders, snakes, spiders and more,” Delta said.
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Ask if he is a Veteran...and thank him for his service...buy him a beer
Thank you for pointing that out...
I have a Afganistan Army veteran grandson with 100% PTSD disability, and he has a service dog that does not wear a vest identifying it as a service dog...
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Thank you for pointing that out...
I have a Afganistan Army veteran grandson with 100% PTSD disability, and he has a service dog that does not wear a vest identifying it as a service dog...
tell him thanks for his service. as long as its a legit service dog i have to problems with it. now a chick with a poodle in her purse in a restaurant i have a problem with. i know some dogs can be trained to detect heart attacks and seizures.
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Old 01-30-2018, 08:06 AM
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Service dogs are not unlike handicapped parking . There are probably a lot of people that really need and rely on them and there's going to be a lot of assholes abusing them
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The FAKERS are chipping away at the legitimate ones.

Nobody has a problem with real service animals, the problem is the fake ones.

It is an epidemic.
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How timely..

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/0...ying-fowl.html
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