Thursday, April 7, 2011


A trainer brought his service dog-in-training to a conference I attended today. He thought this would be a good experience for the dog. He'd be introduced to different crowds, moving from room to room for breakout sessions with high-volume settings.

Not surprisingly, the dog behaved fine. Better than the humans, actually.


  1. Haha. Service dogs are great. Except I always want to pet them, and you're kind of not supposed to... (Some people are stricter about it than others.) I've heard training them is really hard on people, b/c you can't be affectionate like you normally would with a pet.

  2. I've heard that, too. And I wasn't going to pet this dog, but then couldn't resist when the trainer let other people.