When is it not OK to pet a stranger's dog?

When is it not OK to pet a stranger's dog?
 

"I'm working" or "do not disturb" are messages usually worn by a guide or assistant dog - but why are some pet owners also saying they don't like strangers stroking their non-working dog?
Charity the Royal National Institute of Blind People says petting a working dog risks "distracting the dog from its work and could put its owner at risk of danger".
But contact can also a problem for owners of shy dogs, deaf dogs, and puppies prone to bite or growl - here are some saying: "Please don't pet my dog."
1) 'My dog's deaf' Debra Dorrans' black... read more

 
21 November 2017 in Regional, Views: 34
Source: BBC
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