|02-23-2014 10:47 AM|
For training, I will be using a bandanna that has the "In Training, Please Ask Before Petting".
After that, the vest will have 3 patches. On each side "No Touch, No Talk, No Contact" and in the middle of the back "Hearing Dog".
|01-15-2014 03:20 AM|
I think some people do it in hopes it may lessen the questions people ask about their disability, if info is already on the vest. If they have a disability is not visible/obvious they may be hoping it helps to show why they have the dog so they don't have to explain over and over.
That said most people I know don't have a patch that says the type of service dog, they may have multiple patches but usually things like "service dog" "do not pet" "I'm working" "do not separate from handler" etc...
|01-14-2014 01:16 PM|
Zeus' vest has 4 patches, I plan on putting more on there but only 2 pertain to him.
Patch 1: Service Dog (Right)
Patch 2: Please Ask To Pet Me (left)
Patch 3: Disabled Veteran (Left)
Patch 4: Disabled Veteran (Right)
The Disabled Veteran patches came with the vest. It's a pretty patriotic vest, it's red, white, and blue. It has stars on it and a couple small flag patches.
I want to get some USMC patches for it, but nothing else pertaining to my disabilities.
|01-02-2014 01:38 PM|
|01-02-2014 01:37 PM|
Personally I would only put a patch if it was beneficial due to the nature of the disability. If my dog makes SDIT and SD I would probably want autism service dog on his vest , so people understand why they can't easily get my son's attention. Anything that makes my son interesting to other people and kids so they initiate is going to be a benefit for us. He is very social when people go out of their way to engage him. Otherwise he is in his own world. Part of our dog's "help" for my son is initiating social interaction. I'll be the handler of course , but my son is definitely one of those people that will not look disabled...his ignoring people can sometimes appear as rudeness or defiance. He is very friendly once he notices you are interested in him. Our dog is very friendly too . Fingers crossed.
I could also see the value in seizure alert or diabetes patches either on the dog or on the person. I would probably put the bracelet on myself rather than a patch , but to each their own I say
I honestly have not seen dogs with vests covered in any patches except for the basic SD or Do Not Pet.
|01-01-2014 05:42 PM|
|01-01-2014 05:29 PM|
|doggiedad||i wonder if excess patches is for the ego?|
|01-01-2014 05:27 PM|
"ask to pet me" is a good patch. asking the dog can they pet
her is hilarious.
|01-01-2014 05:14 PM|
Fiona's has a patch that says ask to pet me. I thought it would stop people just walking up and petting her. Most people ask me, several have asked Fiona.
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|01-01-2014 04:07 PM|
|JustJim||I don't like vests. They seem too much like an invitation to people to interfere with my dog, ask incredibly personal questions, and generally waste my time, all the while secure in the knowledge that the dog is "safe" because she is a service dog. After all, "Do Not Pet" is obviously an invitation to pet and play with the dog. . . . I can't imagine wanting to not only vest the dog but add a bunch of patches that are only going to invite more interference.|
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