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Old 11-16-2012, 10:15 AM
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Has anyone ever bought their dog any sort of clothing that tells people not to pet them? I sort of want to buy Tucker something for those occasions when people try to pet without asking first. I can find them from plenty of places but I'm always nervous about buying anything online and having it not fit right or be super low quality. Especially the shirts that have arms sticking out of the side instead of the bottom, that really bugs me, that's not where his arms go lol.
So I was just wondering if anyone had gotten them before and know of a good place with well fitting shirts. I want it to be easy to read without staring at the dog for several seconds (since he wouldn't like that very much) and don't want it to say he's in training or anything, just a simple do not pet or fearful do not pet message.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:44 AM
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Honestly, I don't think the shirts are very effective at all.

People are daft as hell, and they WILL get close and stare before understanding the message. I also think a dog wearing a shirt is even more attractive to strangers because they look even cuter...

Just my thoughts, but I have no suggestions otherwise, sorry.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:46 AM
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Gambit has one that has a large stop sign on it, and then the words 'Do Not Pet'. It works well, because even small children know what a stop sign means. Since we got it, there's probably been a 75% reduction in the number of people wanting to fondle him.

We also have "Do Not Pet, I am Working", but I hate to use that one because he could be confused with a service dog. Mom got it for him because he was working on his shyness and manners.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:48 AM
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Well I'm actually thinking of using it more in the house when we have people over. I've never really had a lot of problems with people on the street, it's mostly when people come over, especially if there are multiple people (like there will be during the holidays) and I don't get to individually tell every single person to not touch the dog (or even when I do...I don't think they get that I mean the ENTIRE visit and because he's aggressive, they think just until he calms down or something). The only near bite incidents we've ever had have both been in the house (and they were near bite because he's always on leash with me if people are over).
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:49 AM
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Do you remember where you got Gambit's stop sign shirt?
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:02 AM
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I really like the look of these leash badges!
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:04 AM
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I've found nothing is fool proof but it's worth a shot. Honestly being hyper aware of your surroundings will help but always can be wearing on the dog as well.

I'd try a Tshirt, I think I saw a few on cafepress?
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:33 AM
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I have always wondered, IF heaven forbid...a dog wearing such a shirt did bite someone, if it would increase the owner's liability.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:46 AM
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Naw, I doubt it, I mean it's not an admission of danger (like beware of) it's a request (like please stay out).
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:59 AM
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If I wore t-shirts . . . I'd want one, lol.
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