Let's Talk About FAKE Service Dogs! (The WORST Fake Disorder Cringe)

Let's Talk About FAKE Service Dogs! (The WORST Fake Disorder Cringe)


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Let’s Talk About FAKE Service Dogs! (The WORST Fake Disorder Cringe) – The ADA has set out some very specific guidelines on the laws around service animals, and yet, people choose to ignore them every day for their own selfish reasons. This is a genuine DANGER to those with service dogs, and the community doesn’t deserve more stigmatization due to negligence and self-absorbed people wanting their little yappy pups in their Walmart scooters. Service dog handlers note aggression, distraction, and unsanitary behaviors are both putting their dog at high risk of harm, forcing them to stay on guard despite their rights being infringed on, and being seen the same as these irresponsible fakers. It’s like fake disorder cringe meets karen meets public freakouts out there!!

Today, I thought we could talk about the differences between emotional support animals, guard and protect dogs, and service dogs to outline exactly what the definitions and rules are. And yes, we will talk about tasks, registration, and psychiatric service dogs too, just to really cover it all! I also want to talk about the consequences of the lack of regulation and enforcement around these laws, as lots of Karens seem to think that because they have never been in trouble, the laws don’t matter.

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  1. Black Hole Soul on October 7, 2022 at 9:26 am

    There should only be vests sold or given for free to service dogs. Or a special type of vest that looks a certain way that isn’t just sold on Amazon. Companies that mimic those vests should be forced to pay a fine honestly.

  2. luden xem on October 7, 2022 at 9:27 am

    THE INTRO GIRL….. Its gotta go. Its literally so annoying every single video and it lasts way too long. Shorten it or something please. huge distraction and interruption to every video. Also interested in what games youre playing but you dont list them so i have no idea??

  3. Ace on October 7, 2022 at 9:29 am

    Thank you for censoring the self harm video and giving a proper warning before hand. It really helps people out and helps them avoid triggering situations. And the censoring made me able to watch it without being triggered. I seriously appreciate you and the respect you have for others. You’re amazing, keep being you.

  4. S B on October 7, 2022 at 9:30 am

    My job doesn’t have a specific per rule, so once a guys dog pissed on a $700 item. His dog was banned from coming back

  5. Rowan Gosling on October 7, 2022 at 9:32 am

    Only clued into your nationality at the mention of canadas financial arterie

  6. Lazhuli on October 7, 2022 at 9:32 am

    I wish companies knew how to handle these fakers. When I worked retail we were told not to ask if the dog was truly a service dog or not even though our store had a strict no pet’s policy. This one fake service dog (it was a huge dog too, I can’t remember the breed) kept jumping on the shelves and our boss said as long as it’s not bothering other customers to just let it slide. Anyway the dog knocked over another customer’s toddler, we asked the dog owner to leave multiple times, the dog got aggressive, owner still refused to leave, cops were called.

    I’m not against some organization so service animals can be official. I never had the need to even consider a service animal so there’s a lot I don’t know about them. I feel an official organization can offer a lot not only to handlers but business owners as well since the organization can provide information for those who need it. An official registration could also provide benefits to handlers and their service animals.

  7. Taylor Smalls on October 7, 2022 at 9:35 am

    I have a service dog who’s about to need retiring because in his older age he has started going up to strangers (albeit, gently and as passive as he can make his 89lbs butt be) and sniffing their pants legs then leaving them be. He knows his job is to find someone in a uniform and bring them to my body if I pass out but I feel anxious every time he tries to sneaky sniff a stranger going past us and I’m afraid someone’s going to think he’s not a service dog because of it. He also isn’t able to go walking for as long now so I feel guilty when I go places like downtown with him. Thankfully, His little sister (who’s been training for years now) is just tidying up some things, like, when is the appropriate time to lay down instead of sitting or standing; so I take her downtown with me now and she wears “service dog in training” patches still

  8. Inola on October 7, 2022 at 9:35 am

    The puns. THE PUNS.

  9. Riley Plowman on October 7, 2022 at 9:36 am

    sometimes i really wish i had asked those two legal questions when i worked at target. i never did, but i was a scared little 16 year old at the time and dogs there are so common you’d have to ask everyone lol

  10. Tess Fabled on October 7, 2022 at 9:38 am

    My dog is still being trained, but I constantly feel like an imposter because she isn’t perfectly behaved yet 🙁

  11. Monipulator3216 on October 7, 2022 at 9:39 am

    My mom and sister do this. I fucking hate it.

  12. Raine Harmsen on October 7, 2022 at 9:39 am

    as a service dog handler thank you!

  13. Janney Crosby on October 7, 2022 at 9:40 am

    Once again love seeing larger creators talk abt this it effects my life DAILY yet somehow isn’t talked about nobody seems too educated thank you so much I really do appreciate it

  14. LouellaBelle on October 7, 2022 at 9:40 am

    Someone in a medical facility with their dog who they’re carrying around in a tote bag at their hip with his weed themed collar: "HIS SERVICE DOG COLLAR IS UNDER THIS. YOU CAN’T DENY HIM ENTRY."
    Me: "I’m afraid you’ll find that I can."

    When I told her if he has any type of reaction to my staff or other patients that they’d be asked to leave, she said "I’ll shove his head in the bag and zip it up."
    You know, so her service dog can alert her to her medical needs?? It must be telepathic?

  15. Noodly Panda on October 7, 2022 at 9:41 am

    I used to have a service dog for epilepsy. He would bump his nose into me when I’m in danger of a seizure telling me to get somewhere safe. He was also trained to lay on my belly and chest to keep me stable. An emotional support dog killed my service dog. Untrained pieces of shit.

  16. material gurlll ♡ on October 7, 2022 at 9:44 am

    ESA owner here. It annoys me as well that both terms are used interchangeably. I had to give up my ESA last minute in order to stay in my assigned dorm that I paid for in advance due being placed with someone allergic to pet dander. I need my cat to live my best life, taking care of her helps me take care of myself. Also, even ESA owners are responsible for damages and waste removal, and have to fill out a pile of forms including vet papers so they don’t transmit dangerously contagious diseases to other animals, or even humans. My ESA is only allowed on campus, in my dorm room exclusively or on a leash outside. I admit I don’t leash her, she’s a cat, but through experience I handle her appropriately outside of my room and keep her close. Considering leash training her and getting her a proper harness to prevent runaways, which has happened once before. She entered other rooms in a frenzy and I chased after her and apologized, immediately placing her back in my room. I wasn’t laughing, or standing there smiling. I wanted to cry. It’s scary to lose your pet in a large building because you were clumsy.

  17. ImpPoster on October 7, 2022 at 9:46 am

    I had a doctors appointment yesterday, and when I come out, there was a dog in the waiting room. They weren’t even pretending it was a service dog (I didn’t even see a collar), it was in an open stroller absolutely overflowing with blankets; a mobile doggy throne. The dog was incredibly cute and from what I saw well behaved, but bringing it into a DOCTORS OFFICE? I’m shocked the receptionists didn’t do anything
    (also, I have a rescued service dog that was trained by a very well respected service that is used internationally. I could very easily pass him off as my service dog. I love him to bits, and we both are a little too emotionally dependent on one another so separation is hard. So why don’t I just bring him with me everywhere? I’m not an asshole. It makes me doubly mad to see these terrible owners being so self centered)

  18. CaffeineCatsAndSarcasim on October 7, 2022 at 9:47 am

    I was almost assaulted because my new service dog is a mini golden doodle, therefore she is not a service dog because she is tiny? But anyway after I told these to a-hole girls that they could not pet my service dog they tried to steal her, guess what happens when a type 1 narcoleptic gets put in a stressful situation! They have a cataplectic attack! But because they said I was faking like 8 times before I fell they didn’t believe it when I did and they tried to steal my dog luckily she barked for my mom before they could touch her or me, this would have never happened with my other dog because she’s a Rhodesian Ridgeback golden retriever mix, big , scary, and hates people touching me without my obvious consent. I don’t go out anymore without my mom or my big dog+little dog (the reason I have two is the big one is great she alerts and uses herself as my pillow when I’m down ext. but it is very hard to bring her places and most of my ‘friends’ get pissed if I ask for extra car room for her, whereas the little one is very easy to take with me and doesn’t accidentally hurt me when she is trying to revive me ground my thoughts or do deep pressure therapy whereas the big one is very heavy and pretty clumsy so I end up with bruises, the only problem with the little one is she is still in early stages of training and is way to friendly so anyone that comes up and called her she will run right up to them, but we’re working on it till then they are going as a team with me to comic con but the little one will stay in the hotel and sleep with me because she doesn’t shed and the big one will task and guard my room (I need a dog to sleep with me because I hallucinate and can only tell if thing are real or not if the dog is reacting or sleeping) sorry for the rant

  19. Sam on October 7, 2022 at 9:47 am

    Miniature horses can be service animals, too!

  20. Kaitlin Templar on October 7, 2022 at 9:50 am

    had some one one come into target with a puppy and they claimed it was a emotional support animal after it peed a lake sized puddle and it reached not just one isle but the only spot to get to the cash register . People were not happy and were shouting and the owners yelling back it was such a mess they tried to clean it up but made it worse think they might have been kicked out but just the idea that it was allowed and that happened was just awful

  21. L M on October 7, 2022 at 9:51 am

    My opinion still stands there’s hundreds of ppl who do have the best trained service pets on earth or they get their pet trained the best on earth so they can get by with taking it everywhere they go bc they say anxiety I’m not talking about the horrible non trained pets bc for all them there’s also extremely well trained pets being used as a service dog for cover. Obviously it’s much more appropriate for ppl to have the best trained dogs inside places but some of these ppl whose dogs are saints are still liars and start drama with other ppl under the cover of a lie bc their animal is a trained service pet and cudos to them for having it so well trained before taking it out in public

  22. Archer Starling on October 7, 2022 at 9:53 am

    This is why I am so scared to train a service dog in public. I’m so afraid that someone with their pet will attack my dog and cause them to be unable to continue training, and have all that money and time go down the drain.

  23. MookieaMoose on October 7, 2022 at 9:54 am

    *me at work*
    Lady with a beagle: do you guys allow service dogs.
    Me: if they are actual service dogs yes, if not we have the right to ask them to leave
    Lady: well of coarse she is service can’t you tell *walks in*
    *less than 5 min later hearing it beagle yell howl like a banshee from the back of the store*
    Me: oh yeah, here we go again

    Later on found it was because the dog saw another dog (that was an actual service dog) we tried to remove her and she yelled at us because the other dog according to her shouldn’t be there even though hers was the only one freaking out

  24. Toxic ServalFox on October 7, 2022 at 9:59 am

    Wobble doggies

  25. Mitziel on October 7, 2022 at 9:59 am

    Isn’t there a disability card?

  26. The WHEEKshow on October 7, 2022 at 9:59 am

    OK but I love titans boots.

  27. Raine Harmsen on October 7, 2022 at 9:59 am

    legally other animals can be covered in certain states, like in Wisconsin, cats can be service animals. but they have to meet the same requirements of being able to be in a heel, task trained and more.

  28. Lilith Rose on October 7, 2022 at 10:01 am

    I’m a manager in a pub that doesn’t allow dogs apart from service dogs and we once had a dog that came in that was a “service dog” that ran over a child while running through the pub and we legally couldn’t do anything because the people said it was a service dog we can’t kick them out even if we know they’re not service dogs it’s so annoying the U.K. laws are stupid bro

  29. CyberWanderer on October 7, 2022 at 10:04 am

    I have a dog who is excellent when I have a seizure. However, she can’t go thru training because she’s highly anxious and is afraid of everything (she’s a very sweet pupper but is naturally fearful.) So while she can alert and protect at home when I have a seizure but can’t actually be a working dog in public and there is no way I would attempt to have her trained or bring her in public regardless of the fact that she knows how to respond to my condition.

  30. Agua tortuga on October 7, 2022 at 10:06 am

    As someone with a service dog who actually works at Walmart we need more videos calling out shit like this

  31. Who Like Cake on October 7, 2022 at 10:06 am

    I honestly think that if service dogs had to be registered and people who sell seevice dogs had to have some licensing then this could probably be less of a problem. If you could quickly check the registry then that makes it harder to have fake service dog

  32. kiwi juice on October 7, 2022 at 10:07 am

    I once asked a lady what her freaking yappy a$$ yorkies task was and she said he was for her depression…I just shook my head and walked off.

  33. Ammers on October 7, 2022 at 10:07 am

    The spirit halloween part made me laugh so much
    I work there and have had SO MANY fake service dogs come in it’s CRAZY.
    We aren’t allowed to ask them to leave unless they’re barking, peeing, or bothering other customers.
    We had to ask this one lady to leave once because her dog was constantly barking, when my manager asked her to leave politely, people around her gave her the death glare like she had commited a crime-
    It wasn’t a service dog, it was acting up the whole time barking at people. So… ????

    But yeah! It makes me so upset seeing this become normal and affecting those who truely need help. I could technically qualify for one since I have epilepsy, but my medication does it’s job fairly well and I feel that somebody with more issues than I deserve one more. Plus, I really don’t like the attention, and this would definitely stress me out so no.

    Great video!!! I hope something can be done about this because this is so not cool. 🙁

  34. Wren Bartlett on October 7, 2022 at 10:09 am

    I definitely think its an education and awareness issue. In my first year of training with my SD i probably would have said I agree with stricter liscensing but I now see that doing so would allocate power that is now given to buisiness owners to the govt, & would make SDs more inaccessible. Rn a buisiness can ask any misbehaved dog to leave, those businesses would have a stickier time doing so if the misbehaved dog had certs from sliding through PA testing, and might have to fear actual lawsuits. Additionally, it would only be PA skills the govt could test bc theres way too many tasks for them to verify and I don’t really see it as worthwhile to ask the govt and handlers to spend more money and time to verify what any person should be able to identify on sight, that being an animal that is non disruptive. I like that the law now is essentially trust the word of the handler until there’s a reason not to.

  35. Caramel fox :3 on October 7, 2022 at 10:10 am

    Today I saw a service dog in a store instead of petting it or disrupting it and the owner I just smiled at the dog and walked away this is how you interact with a service dog

  36. HopeIsADrug on October 7, 2022 at 10:12 am

    I think they definitely need to have government approved vests for service dogs. i can’t imagine the things real handlers have to go through with so many fake service dogs.

  37. xXRatKweenXx on October 7, 2022 at 10:12 am

    I really need a service dog and can’t wait till I get him, but this is the kind of stuff that makes me scared to get one. I can’t handle the stress and adrenaline that a dog confrontation can cause. It makes me weak and I can’t walk. I need him, but I am so scared.

  38. Retro Phant0m on October 7, 2022 at 10:15 am

    Hey girl scouts!! If I’ve missed any important facts about service dogs or you have questions that a handler is able to answer if they see it, please drop them below!! xoxox

  39. Cloud Kaya on October 7, 2022 at 10:16 am

    As someone who has had a service dog, I can’t stand these people…

  40. Simone D-W on October 7, 2022 at 10:16 am

    The GS humping that prone woman, and this being filmed and considered hilarious, is disgusting.

  41. Lyricly3 on October 7, 2022 at 10:23 am

    I have a service dog and ppl like this just make me unravel! I totally need her and she has saved my life but when these fake service dogs are barking at us and such it’s really an issue for me as I am deathly afraid of dogs since I was attacked and she saw it and also is dealing with it still… But omg I could go on! But these ppl are so childish for this! It’s so stressful for me and many others like me!

    Sorry I’m driving so this is talk to text! Sorry

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