Service dog drama

Today I have a meeting with my college president due to a couple of instances of my service dog barking and "acting aggressive" I know that this is just his job to make sure everyone is safe but it's so f*cking stressful knowing that my service dog is fine. He just has moments of excitement and fear but we've worked through the vast majority of them. I'm not going to pretend that he is perfect but f*ck everything man.
 

joeylittle

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Sorry to hear about it, that definitely sounds stressful.

Objectively speaking, do you think you brought your dog to school too early in his training? I can understand how from your perspective, he's fine and his behavior isn't dangerous - but from someone else's perspective, an excitable or fearful dog could be very intimidating, and the school environment isn't the right place for a dog that's not yet fully trained and seasoned.

I'm certain it'll help the meeting if you can find a way of acknowledging that the barking and acting aggressively was inappropriate, and you're taking steps to rectify the issue in his training with a professional...
 
Sorry to hear about it, that definitely sounds stressful.

Objectively speaking, do you think you brought your dog to school too early in his training? I can understand how from your perspective, he's fine and his behavior isn't dangerous - but from someone else's perspective, an excitable or fearful dog could be very intimidating, and the school environment isn't the right place for a dog that's not yet fully trained and seasoned.

I'm certain it'll help the meeting if you can find a way of acknowledging that the barking and acting aggressively was inappropriate, and you're taking steps to rectify the issue in his training with a professional...
the meeting went super well it was just super stressful I think the beginning was really rough for my sd to get used to but he's adjusted super well and we haven't had any problems in months! I spoke about how he's been reconditioned and trained since the incidents and they were really nice about it all so I think we're fine! thank you I really appreciate your comment!
 
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