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Re: Service Dog Trainer Can't Sue Over Refusal To Bring Animal On
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2014, 10:32:08 AM »
 :blink: to think this probably could have been avoided if someone had just asked if it was ok. Esp since classes aren't considered public space. Though I have to wonder why the trainer wanted to bring the dog into a classroom?
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Re: Service Dog Trainer Can't Sue Over Refusal To Bring Animal On
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2014, 01:11:56 PM »
It seems it would be difficult to pay attention to your class if you were trying to train a dog at the same time.
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Re: Service Dog Trainer Can't Sue Over Refusal To Bring Animal On
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2014, 02:37:07 PM »
I'm actually glad to see this one settled in the disabled communitys favor.  The reason this was so important is now you wont have "trainers/puppy raisers" dragging their own or untrained and untried dogs all over the college campus under that guise
   

Also, it shows that no disability means no accommodation.
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Re: Service Dog Trainer Can't Sue Over Refusal To Bring Animal On
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2014, 02:41:32 PM »
This was a colossal waste of time and resources.  I hope this is the end of it.  She is not a person with a disability.  She doesn't get to drag a dog with her into places willy-nilly.  She is not afforded the protections under the ADA as she claimed.  Trainer does not mean a qualified person under the ADA.  You would think that someone with a college education would have gotten that. 

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Re: Service Dog Trainer Can't Sue Over Refusal To Bring Animal On
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2014, 02:59:45 PM »
When this originally hit the news she kept trying to claim she was doing this for the sake of people with disabilities and she didn't want to hear what people with disabilities actually thought about it.  I'm glad they ruled against her.
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Re: Service Dog Trainer Can't Sue Over Refusal To Bring Animal On
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2014, 11:16:01 PM »
Where did you read that "she didn't want to hear what people with disabilities actually thought about it"?
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Re: Service Dog Trainer Can't Sue Over Refusal To Bring Animal On
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2014, 08:29:31 AM »
I didn't read it I observed it.
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Re: Service Dog Trainer Can't Sue Over Refusal To Bring Animal On
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2014, 08:56:44 AM »
Many handlers offered advice and their view.  They offered alternatives to taking the pup on campus as she was not disabled.   She basically gave the equivalent of a "I'm better than you"
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Re: Service Dog Trainer Can't Sue Over Refusal To Bring Animal On
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2014, 09:29:17 AM »
I didn't read it I observed it.
Many handlers offered advice and their view.  They offered alternatives to taking the pup on campus as she was not disabled.   She basically gave the equivalent of a "I'm better than you"

She is a classic narcissist.  She had the mindset that since she was being so noble as to train a dog for persons with disabilities, and in that light, she should be allowed to do what she wanted.  Not what the law is - and not caring what her actions were doing as far as our reputations as service dog handlers.  There is enough public sentiment that we shouldn't have our dogs in public.  Her actions reflected poorly on us, as a community. 
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