Comments for Disneyland Guest Stopped By a Security Dog Caught on Video

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  1. Disabled Disney Fan

    I wonder how well the police dogs at WDW are really trained. I have a service dog and the police dogs are out of control when they see her. The officers literally struggle to control them and have to pull them away and take them to another area. Thank goodness my service dog was professionally trained and stays focused on her job.

    1. Kkb

      I’ve had that experience too.

      1. Pocho Villa

        The K-9 Officers from the Anaheim Police Department are well trained like my service animal. We’ve never had a problem. Like the saying goes, “It takes two to tango…,” and I add, “… and two to untangle.” So I make sure my service animal is a good distances from the K-9 Officer to avoid any entanglements. 🙂

    2. Res

      When I see service dogs, I’m out of control also but keep it internally because the service animal scam is out of control.

    3. Martha M

      We take my service dog to WDW twice a year (since 2017) and she has NEVER “set off” any of the police dogs. We have walked within 6 feet of them at times. The WDW police dogs have been well trained and are focused. We have been inside the parks and other service dogs have gone berserk when they see my small Springer Spaniel.

    4. Concerned friend

      My friend with a service dog had a similar experience. Furthermore, no real K-9 unit or service dog should be getting pet like that. I think it’s safe to say the dogs aren’t very well trained, and neither are the handlers.

  2. Jason

    When we were at Disney World a little over 3 months ago, we saw working dogs at Disney Springs. I asked the security officer what was the mission of the dog, but, he said, he couldn’t tell me, but the dog was there for my safety. Generally, working dogs either do drugs or explosives. Either one of those could be the risk.

    But, if service dogs are setting them off, that’s a big mission failure.

    1. Disabled Disney Fan

      Sorry but I’m the first to admit my service dog is not perfect by any means. She has bad days just like people but when police dogs jump in the air and pull the officer to get near my dog and the officer struggles to control the dog then there is a problem. This happens all the time at Disney Springs.

  3. VDog

    I’ve seen service dogs pass by the screenings that include police dogs with no issues at all. This sounds more like someone believes THEIR child is the best behaved most perfect little cupcake while all the other children are wild little miscreants.

    1. Martha M


    2. John H

      I’ve had many issues with both the Disney security animals lunging and barking. More at Disney springs than the actual parks for some reason. And also ESA’s and pets being paraded through property. And honestly don’t take much issue with the security dogs being reactive as long as the handler maintains control which at times unfortunately has been put to the test their jobs are completely different than that of a service animal and a certain amount of dog aggression is considered to be acceptable standards. But ESA’s and pets have no business being in public and much more should be done about that

  4. AD

    So what was in the cooler that Hero was focused on?

    1. Steph

      It’s for training, they don’t tell you. They’ve asked me to carry a backpack as well.

  5. Mickeymouse3

    Regular police dogs are very well trained in many things, including apprehension. This could result in them showing the “alpha” side of them by barking. Disney dogs are not trained in apprehension, which could be why they do not bark at guests and other animals.

  6. Todd

    I commend these people for participating in the test, but now all of the world knows about Disney’s security measures. I wonder why Disney didn’t choose less public options for the test or at least ask the guests not to film. Also, since the security dog is a working animal, it is a little odd that the guests were allowed to pet the dog afterward. This would give mixed messages to the dog, that the target of their work will then give them affection.

    1. Steph

      Good points. Because I said yes to carrying a backpack in for training and didn’t get to film or touch the dog. Poor handler on this one.

  7. Leeann Jacket

    Cool. That’s a lunch bag. My Daughter has it. Lol! 😂

  8. DLand

    I Love our Anaheim P.D K-9 unit. They are the best, just like our Peace Officers 👮🏼 I use a Mobilty scooter and sometimes the K-9 unit Furry Officer sniffs my wheels because my dummy little Cherweiner Jr. Is Constantly peeing on my wheels 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️😆😆😆 but I Love my Anaheim Peace Officers & I Always let them know, every time I see them Anywhere that my Family & I Appreciate them for EVERYTHING THEY ARE DOING in keeping us ALL SAFE 🥳🎉🥳🎉🥳🎉🥳🎉

  9. Security pretty good. Before Covid went for 4 days. On 3 of those days they yanked my husband aside for more in depth check and left me a visually impaired person walking with a cane & 8 year old lost in crowds. So yeah, security protocol & making it “seen” is priority, not so much actual safety of guest.

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