Guide dogs should not be petted or
disturbed while working in harness. When guide dogs are not working, do not pet them
without first asking for permission.
If you wish to assist a person with a guide dog, first ask, "May I help you"?
If your offer is accepted, then offer your left elbow. Do not grab the
guide dog, the leash, harness or the person's arm. Doing so may place them in danger.
Do not feed a guide dog. Guide dogs are fed a prepared diet at home and feeding them
may disturb their work schedule.
Note that our puppies are learning the same skills so that the same rules
apply! Do not disturb puppies wearing their coats - this includes
calling their name, touching, or "flirting". Ask before
petting a puppy that is not wearing its coat - it may still be under command.