Originally Posted by Mr. D
Awesome it went well.
I took Franklin today, as well. Except, I sit outside on the bench and have him in a down. We have a "no petting" wrap for our leash and it works. I still have the occasional "can we pet?" I usually tell them I'd prefer they didn't. My requests are usually respected. My problem with going inside is that there's too many people not paying attention to their dog and looking for their items. Next thing you know, dog fight! So I just have a list, the wife goes in and I sit out with Franklin. On Wednesday, we go in because it isn't busy. Win-win.
That's a great way to do it! At least people respect your requests, today was an absolute first for the drive by pettings. I will say, I was that person not paying enough attention while he was sitting next to me so I could get things. I was so nervous that there'd be a dog fight with this group just letting their dogs walk up or sneaking up on me.