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Old 03-10-19, 08:07 PM
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CONTINUED: I have to put up with this disbelief here in Australia, but luckily for me and other registered service dog owners, The Australian government has a Bill to be passed in Parliament, to ban discrimination of Service Dogs and their owners, especially Veterans.
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Old 03-10-19, 08:10 PM
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Some of you people think I am scamming. It is a MILITARY related medical issue, and The Aust. DOD and Dept. OF Veterans Affairs, sourced, paid for his training, he was registered, and is registered, and was assigned to me. Next time I mention my dog, I will not mention he is a registered service dog, as cynics will criticize and berate me and imply that I am lying. I just wondered if their were cyclists bringing their dogs along. Made the mistake of stating he is a service dog.
I never said you were scamming. Simply mentioned the reason it was brought up. The people that are scamming the system are doing people that need these animals a real disservice. . Sounds to me like you have a true certified service animal.
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Ran into this fellow and his dog Harley on the C&O Canal towpath. The dog seemed to enjoy riding in the trailer. The guy has a prosthetic leg, though it might not show in the photo.

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Originally Posted by ricrunner View Post
Some of you people think I am scamming. It is a MILITARY related medical issue, and The Aust. DOD and Dept. OF Veterans Affairs, sourced, paid for his training, he was registered, and is registered, and was assigned to me. Next time I mention my dog, I will not mention he is a registered service dog, as cynics will criticize and berate me and imply that I am lying. I just wondered if their were cyclists bringing their dogs along. Made the mistake of stating he is a service dog.
Nobody's berating you. It was an open discussion towards a general statement. As long as you know your dog is legit nothing anyone here says will matter.
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I did a few short tours - 1 to 3 nights - with a dog small enough to fit into a large modified handlebar bag. She weighed 4-5 lbs. No problems, even in bear country. I believe the dog actually liked it too.

I also know people who have done really long tours with Labrador-sized dogs in baby trailers. Have heard no complaints from the cyclists or the dogs.

By the way, my dog generally ate better than me from handouts and RV campers leftovers.
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Old 03-14-19, 03:07 PM
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So what is the OP supposed to think when people jump into a service animal scamming discussion for no good reason? That's a different topic than the original topic, so when it comes up and is entertained, then yeah, it sounds exactly like people are accusing him of being a scammer. I can't fault the OP for his reaction, we have to be more careful in those kinds of discussions.
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1- instances where emotional support is claimed and its not legit are very unfortunate and those who abuse the system should feel guilty, but I'm sure they don't.

2- this thread is full of some really hostile and insensitive BS. Take someone by their word and move on, until shown a need to not follow that approach.

3- I like the idea, but wouldnt ever take my dogs. They are all 40-50# and incant imagine that weight plus water, food, etc.
more power to anyone that can do it while ensuring the dog is safe(not overheating, well cared for, etc).


with that said, here are some pics from last RAGBRAI. The top pic is of a rider bringing awareness to a private rescue and adoption organization from where we happen to have gotten 2 of our dogs.
the bottom pic is a mindless white fluffball that rode behind a tandem and never stopped yapping. Seriously- any time i saw the dog in the trailer during the week, it was barkong.



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Old 03-14-19, 11:33 PM
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What difference does that make? I am sure the same BS is going on there too.
It means he isn't scamming your system.
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