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Q: why Can't Dogs Go Into Shops and Restaurants in the U.S.

November 19, 2008 | By Lourdes M. | 28 answers | Expired: 2128 days ago

Lourdes M.

You can take your dog into most shops and restaurants in Europe. If they are well behaved I do not understand why dogs are "not allowed". Paradoxixcally -- they are sometimes allowed in fancier shops (Sydney is always welcomed at teh Coach Store by CMU in Pittsburgh).

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John H.
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Nov 20, 2008

Besides the obvious health code violation, when my wife and I were in Paris, the dogs in general were SO much more behaved than here in the states. Here, more often than not, a dog will not behave properly. In Paris, the opposite it true. That is what we experienced anyway.

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Pia S.
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Nov 20, 2008

As others have said, there are local laws. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could have our dogs tested to ensure that they are healthy, safe, well-mannered and friendly and then receive a special certificate or jacket stating this pet has been trained and may enter public areas as a result? It doesn't make sense to me, from a health standpoint, to permit service dogs in and not pet dogs. Who says service does are healthier than pet dogs? But, I agree, training is critical!

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Nov 20, 2008

It is really up to local regulations. Where I was in FL you were allowed in some areas to take dogs to outside patios etc. However in some local areas you were not due to local regulations.

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