If we are in the store and your kid decides to rub his grubby little hands across my dog's head without my permission then I am liable to give you the stink eye and tell your kid to stop. If you are one of those special people who thinks that your child is entitled to everything without asking (and I have ran across a few of them) then your child will be in for a shocker if they refuse to listen to me telling me to stop petting my dog and I reach down for their hands and place them at their sides. If she decides to cry because she can't pet the "puppy" anymore then that is not my problem. Don't get up in my face and blame me for your child's tears when your child should not have been messing with the dog in the first place. I know she is too young to read but you should be able to read the bright yellow and orange patch that says "Do not touch me, I'm working" or the other one that says "Service dog". Even if you can't read, the Bright Orange/yellow/blue vest should tell you its not an ordinary dog. If that doesn't tell you then maybe the fact that that it is in a supermarket should.
For Christ's sake stop bringing your toddlers to the dog park when you don't even have a dog. It is not a petting zoo. Don't look at me when my dog knocks your kid over because he was focused on a frisbee and your kid was in the way. I will be sweet and pick your kid up off the ground but you have no right to yell at me. Your 4 year old shouldn't even be there. While we are on the subject. My Jack Russell does not want to get picked up by her hind legs (she doesn't want to get picked up at all). So if your child keeps chasing her and trying to pick her after many warnings from me not to then don't be mad when my dog bares her teeth at your kid. (I await people to say I shouldn't bring her outside at all). Why do I have to be run out of the dog park because you think it is a free petting zoo.
Also don't say stupid things to me about how you would never have those "monsters" around your kids when you see me out with my dogs and kids. Personally if that is your attitude then I wouldn't want my dogs, or kids around you. I don't tolerate ignorance or bigotry well.
And Lastly. This is the most annoying conversation between this dog owner and parents
Parent: I don't like that breed
Dog Owner: Why?
Parent: Because a dog like that bit my child
Dog owner: Why?
Parent: Because it was tied up/walking around/ in its yard and my child went to pet it and it bit her.
1. Just because one dog of a certain breed bit your kid doesn't mean they all will. 2) Why the hell were you letting your child pet a strange dog anyway? I knew a lady who sued a man because her child went up on his property and tried to pet the dog through his backyard gate and it bit her. Why wasn't your child taught better than to do such stupid things?
I await your bashing.