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  1. No- Aaah on December 3, 2019 at 9:36 am

    I absolutely agree! I’m legally blind and don’t have a guide dog either, but hearing how people with service dogs are starting to be denied access to many places because of people’s ignorance (can’t find the right word) makes me so mad.

    It’s because of this a blind man was arrested last week because he was explaining how his guide dog WAS a guide dog and was denied access to a gas station.

  2. Blind Shooter on December 3, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Good video! Unfortunately those without a disability don’t care about those of us that have them and use a legitimate service dog to help us function in society. Love the comment that the person’s dog doesn’t bite. It has teeth it bites LOL

  3. Ebone Brown on December 3, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Hi Casey. I don’t have a guide dog but seem to have this exact conversation quite often. It seems like I’ve been seeing a lot of fake service dogs or emotional support dogs lately. What many people don’t realize or don’t care is that having a fake service-dog is against the law. It is very selfish for a person to have a fake service dog or a emotional support dog that they bring everywhere.

  4. Amanda Handlin on December 3, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Hi I love this video I hope some people watch and actually learn something. Just wondering have you ever considered getting a guy dog? You said about the Bichon Frise being a hypoallergenic dog there are some large breed dogs that are that way to such as poodles sometimes they cross them with Labs or golden retrievers and they get the hair texture like a poodle and the intelligence from the lab and the poodle mix makes for a really great dog

  5. Ida King on December 3, 2019 at 9:43 am

    I really miss hearing from you, first…hope you’re well? You are so encouraging and so much fun to watch. Can’t wait for your next one.

  6. flaterikify on December 3, 2019 at 9:43 am

    Preach!

  7. Edmund Thoroughgood on December 3, 2019 at 9:44 am

    Lord, you are so right. On so many levels. And you are right to be angry. Your dog is your child. And it relies on you like a child does. If you are in a stressful situation, your dog will be too. It won’t know that it needs to support you. It’s almost a form of animal abuse.

  8. Mic k on December 3, 2019 at 9:45 am

    This is absolutely crazy ….. Thought you were joking for the first 5 minutes until it suddenly dawned on me …. I feel sad now

  9. The Freedom Travelers on December 3, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Emotional support dogs help is with Anxiety disorders in the public and help us calm down .. So there for we need our emotional support animal with us to get thru the day and living the every day life.. I understand the fake service dogs and i agree however emotional support dogs and therapy dogs should be allowed to go anywhere a service dog is allowed to ..

  10. The Blind Life on December 3, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Oh Casey, I have to say that I love this video so much! This whole topic drives me freaking crazy! I recently went to Florida and California and there were "emotional support dogs" on both of the flights. One lady sitting right next to me had one. I talked with her the whole way to Florida, she seemed perfectly fine to me! It also drives me crazy that stores and restaurants allow dogs now. Not talking about pet smart or stores like that. I’m talking about grocery stores or target. I guess I’m old school and think that normal pet dogs should not be allowed in stores like that. Anyway, love the video and agree with everything you said!

  11. ctwith3 on December 3, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Wow. Such anger! I hear you ! I am legally blind as well, don’t have a guide dog (but want and think I need one), don’t use a cane (but need to), and I have a brother who paid for papers to get his chihuahua certified so he can take him to his vacation home so he doesn’t have to pay for a sitter. It really irks me. It I have to live with him. There have been times I wanted to call the airline and tell them, but he will,know it was me. At 56 year-old I am still struggling with accepting my “situation” and doing the right thing, and it’s shameful how many people have no problem at all knowing they are doing the wrong thing.

  12. a yellow paper crown on December 3, 2019 at 9:47 am

    This makes my blood boil aswell! There was a massive controversy in France last summer because a blind man wasn’t allowed in a corner shop with his guide dog because of that bullshit and it ended up with the shop owner being violent towards the dude. It drives me so insane to.

  13. This Is Patrick on December 3, 2019 at 9:47 am

    YES! Look, I would love to bring my beagle everywhere but I can’t. She’s not a service dog, she’s just a pet. And she sucks at being a good dog in public too. Emotional support animals are just pets. Nothing more nothing less. And it annoys me that they claim to be the level of service animals.

  14. Audrey Sims on December 3, 2019 at 9:48 am

    I have been with my friend more than once trying to cross parking lots, or just hiking part way across town, when more than one dog off leash, has come running at her guide dog, and guide dogs by nature of their training are not able to defend themselves in that position. It is the same with service dogs trained to help people with seizure conditions. I met a couple at the pool who continually had to deal with people not respecting their real service dogs, because of encounters with so many not really trained to be service animals. I knew right away those dogs were service animals without anyone even telling me, because of how they behaved and were very vigilant yet reserved at what they do. Other people wanted to immediately bring their pets to the area and try to make it into a "playdate" and rough house situation. They just could not accept that these dogs were working, so that a family with their barely a toddler, could safely be together at the pool, with the dogs on the job to help in the event of one parent intermittently having to lie down, so that the other parent could focus on the child and whether or not to summon any additional help for the situation. People cannot get out of their heads why it’s not cool to rile your own dog to go mess with another dog who is on a different job. They also have no idea how depressed a real service dog can get if something didn’t go right, or as good as they know they have done it before, even it wasn’t something under their control. These interferences put them in those types of "Catch 22" spots.

  15. bluetech7753 on December 3, 2019 at 9:49 am

    Hey there Casey you do bring up a very interesting point this has become a real problem with fake service dogs or emotional support animals. I don’t really understand the whole thing behind someone needing an emotional support animal. However actual service dogs like guide dogs or medical service dogs now that is very necessary for the people who really need it. I have even heard of diabetic service dogs that can tell a person when their blood sugars are dropping too low. However I don’t even think that would be necessary because there are other devices that can do that for you like a CGM continuous glucose monitoring device. People are just finding reasons to just want to have their pets with them all the time. I can’t believe that people were asking for the link to register their dogs as emotional support this is really crazy. I have two dogs of my own and I love them very much however I would not go to such unscrupulous extense just to have them with me all the time no they’re fine they can stay home alone they just have to have plenty of food and water and that’s it. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and opinions these people really need to hear this.

  16. Tyler Wolf on December 3, 2019 at 9:49 am

    It was funny that I started watching this and finshed a rant about fake service dogs and a walmart employee kicking me out because of fake dogs…. thank you for this video

  17. Hailey Ashe on December 3, 2019 at 9:50 am

    What if you have an emotional support dog and you have like anxiety attack like a bad one when you’re just out what do you do if don’t can’t bring the dog? No hate love you ❤️

  18. Jordan mahony The blind world on December 3, 2019 at 9:51 am

    There are people out there the fact that they have service dogs and it’s sick because how are people that actually have service dogs meant to be treated in society

  19. khfan4life365 on December 3, 2019 at 9:52 am

    I know this may sound bad, but I think it’s time to start requiring paperwork of sorts for proof of service dogs. Fake service dogs aren’t just dangerous to people but real service dogs. It’s time to crack down on this.

  20. Daniel Mayim on December 3, 2019 at 9:53 am

    Great topic. I can only imagine how difficult it must be these days for somebody with an actual service animal. I’ll never forget the first time I saw a lady in a mall near my house with, well what I thought was a baby carriage, with a dog in it, LOL.

    I Believe this is similar to how people have been parking in handicap spots for decades, when they don’t have any real disability.

  21. My RP life on December 3, 2019 at 9:55 am

    Hi Casey it is so true I don’t like that too when people use their pets and try to make it as a guide dog it ruins it for everyone who do have guide dogs and when they go into the stores it always causes an issue for them I wish people will stop being so ignorant and think to themselves if they do that it will ruin it for people who are blind or visually impaired who uses their guide dogs to get around in their life and going to stores I do not have a guide dog yet but one day I will because my RP life I struggle everyday with ignorant inconsiderate people thank you so much Casey for sharing this with all of us take care I pray you are having a blessed day

  22. Bobby Bowers on December 3, 2019 at 9:56 am

    I totaly agree

  23. Jordan mahony The blind world on December 3, 2019 at 9:57 am

    Casey I know you feel it’s annoying and I hate that happened to these people who I have strong connection to it

  24. Michelle Tusek on December 3, 2019 at 9:58 am

    That is so true. It’s sad how society treats people with disabilities. This is for all the fakers out there shame on you all. I live all animals and to use your pet as a service dog is disturbing. I am legally blind and I can’t even get people to believe me. Great video by the way. We definitely need way more awareness

  25. Little Blind Gamer on December 3, 2019 at 9:59 am

    I’ve been a handler for over 3 years. I haven’t had any access issues yet, however, I have had two instances where my service dog was nearly attacked by fakes/pets in Costco and Walmart. The incidents happened a week, apart, but were back to back outings for myself and my service dog. Because she survived one near attack and then went home and experienced another the very next time she went out, it severely set back her training. I had to spend months reworking her training to make her stable again and not physically shake when she heard a dog barking in a car in a parking lot. Over a year later we still take training classes together to make sure her confidence and positive associations with other dogs stays up. So that’s hundreds of dollars and hundreds of hours I’ve had to spend all because people thought them bringing fluffy into a store was more important than my safety.

    Thankfully in January, my state (Washington) implemented a $500 fine for faking a service dog and I’ve seen far fewer fakes than I used to

  26. SkyFails At Gaming on December 3, 2019 at 9:59 am

    Thank you so much. I’ve had this problem all the time and this made me tear up because I actually can’t go out into public or by myself without my medical equipment or my parents. I have hyperventilation syndrome and autism. I’m so happy you made this video because I’m so done with people making it hard for real service dog handlers who put money, time, care and training to there dogs. Thank you. ❤️

  27. Mackendra Stewart on December 3, 2019 at 10:01 am

    As far as the ESA thing goes, I agree to an extent. I don’t think people should be bringing dogs into places when they clearly aren’t trained and obviously are no type of ESA or service dog whatsoever. But, I do believe properly trained ESA’s should be considered a TYPE of service dog because of how important they really are in certain people’s lives. Some people have horrible anxiety or depression or PTSD when going out in public and having a dog that is trained to help with those situations is something that’s extremely important and I do believe those animals should be considered just as important as other service animals. Mental disabilities are disabilities too.

  28. HowCaseySeesIt on December 3, 2019 at 10:02 am

    PLEASE READ BEFORE COMMENTING. A lot of people are very confused and think that I’m saying that people with anxiety disorders shouldn’t use service dogs. That’s not true at all! Many people with PTSD and other severe anxiety disorders use SERVICE dogs and that’s completely legitimate and wonderful. People seem to think emotional support animals are the only animals that can help with anxiety, but they are getting it confused. The fact of the matter is, emotional support animals are not protected by ADA and are not allowed in public places. Period. If someone is using a SERVICE dog for anxiety in public places, that’s great.

  29. Rosalin Feit on December 3, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Hi Casey I did not know about quide dogs now I know well done I happy u back again many more to come I misses u alots love y Casey I am rosalind feit fr nova scotia

  30. Hope L on December 3, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Thank you, Casey. I was approved to get a guide dog. I’m so excited because it will make a huge difference for me. However, I’m genuinely scared my guide dog might be denied access or a fake service dog or ESA might attack my guide dog. I think about it a lot.

    My guide dog will have my guide dog school’s logo and name on its harness and handle. The harness is on loan from the school. It’s not required by law but I’m happy it will have my school’s name and logo clearly displayed.

    Thank you for this video, Casey.

  31. Ashley Hill on December 3, 2019 at 10:12 am

    It makes me mad myself!!! I hate when people think thoes papers mean anything!! ESA dogs don’t even have tags or certificates!!! You literally have to get SIGNED PAPERWORK FROM A LICENCED THERAPIST STATING WHY AN ESA IS EVEN SUGGESTED/ NEEDED!! I am an ESA owner who never takes my dog into public places, I never bought my baby boy a "service" dog vest, and I completely understand his and my rights. Just, uggggggghhhhhh..

  32. Blind to Billionaire on December 3, 2019 at 10:13 am

    LOL, I completely agree with this! This has gotten out of hand over the last few years. . People are crazy bringing their animals everywhere and calling it a service animal. It is ridiculous. Awesome video. Thanks, Matt

  33. On the Fritz on December 3, 2019 at 10:13 am

    You go girl! Yas! Tell it like it is!

  34. Hailey Ashe on December 3, 2019 at 10:14 am

    Just one more question sorry if I’m asking a lot I’m just really curious but is a therapy dog and a E.S.A two different things?

  35. Low-Vision UK - Terry's View on December 3, 2019 at 10:14 am

    wow… I never knew people would do that.. or could…I never even knew there was such a thing as an emotional support dog! Im new to the visual Impairment life and Im on the waiting list for a guide dog here in the UK – It makes me so angry that people would even consider doing the things you talk about. I have pet dogs ,myself, and they go places with me – but not to places where pet dogs aren’t (and shouldn’t be ) allowed… now Im getting ranty and tetchy…Ill stop 🙂

  36. Blind to Billionaire on December 3, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Hey! This is a great video, I completely agree with you. I’ve been wanting to see this for a long time, thank you for producing the video! Matt

  37. Jordan mahony The blind world on December 3, 2019 at 10:18 am

    It’s disgusting how is a pet dog service dog they’re not people think oh if I just put the best on them you know okay we will it and it’s sick could you create issues for us to actually want to get the service dogs for her needs and abilities

  38. Jess The Fangirl on December 3, 2019 at 10:20 am

    Hello. This video made my day. I have a yellow Labrador named Joyce and she is my eyes. She almost got attacked one time while we were in the Apple Store. It was definitely a fake service dog. I worry about taking her out in public all the time because of dumb people who decide that their pet can be a service dog.

  39. Sir Snacksalot The Hungry on December 3, 2019 at 10:21 am

    I like your rants! I can totally relate and got a good laugh about this one!

  40. Mollie Smith on December 3, 2019 at 10:22 am

    You said it right!

  41. Amanda Gene on December 3, 2019 at 10:23 am

    Hi Casey, I can see your points. I have a friend who has a guide dog. I have a pet dog. He is my pride and joy. What is your thoughts on buddy dogs?

  42. Andrew Knox on December 3, 2019 at 10:24 am

    This is how I feel about all service/emotional support animals, not just the fake ones. I think they are all an excuse to bring your pet everywhere. Period.

  43. Melissa T on December 3, 2019 at 10:24 am

    I fully agree!

  44. Jordan mahony The blind world on December 3, 2019 at 10:26 am

    They should be arrested for that employ gate employers whatever you call them they should be arrested for it but the discrimination it’s illegal and they should be arrested for it

  45. athletic grandma on December 3, 2019 at 10:27 am

    Uhhh yeah because they are part of the family and if they are well behaved it’s fun letting them experience. We have lost touch with what it means to be human, I’ll take my dog wherever I want.

  46. rebel1701 on December 3, 2019 at 10:29 am

    Casey, I am sorry you had to rant. You usually seem so sweet but this needed to said, the way you said it. I agree with everything you said. I used to have a horse, she was the sweetest thing. By some people’s reasoning, she could have been my emotional support animal. I have cried with this horse, watched this horse cry, gotten "hugs" and cuddles from this horse, like some do their dog but would I take her to Tractor Supply or Wal Mart? Nope. She stayed in her pasture and barn but she could tell when I was upset and needed cheering up. I have come home upset and in tears and this horse would cheer me up. She listened. I guess what I am saying is any animal can be an "emotional support" animal but to use that as a way to get your animal friend in a store and having it mess up the lives of service dogs/owners….that just is not right but it is a side effect of ridiculous behavior. Also, did you say you were in Memphis, TN? if so, welcome to my part of the country. I’m about 2 hours east of you now.

  47. JC5 Productions on December 3, 2019 at 10:29 am

    It’s pretty unnerving how many people think that the paperwork part is genuine. Yeah I feel a bit bad for leaving my dog home alone but she’s also used to being home alone too.

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