The owner was a little harsh, OK maybe overboard, but in his defense the child is not independent. Service animals are to help those who are able to some daily activities themselves. This is why children have parents. The mother could have easily taken care and watched the child instead of the dog monitoring the child. Granted those with service animals that are independent need to make a case here as well but lets face it, store owners and those with animals need to practice some common sense and thoughtfulness. All of us have to live in this world so lets try to live peacefully and respectfully. It soulnds like the owner had a problem with the dog and not the child and the mother is feeling that it is a personal attack on the child. Some would argue the oppisite, depends on your perspective i guess. Let us pray for the child and not forget that she has harder battles in life to face than this.
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