Today I had an not so friendly dog experience at the branch of the Halifax at Todmorden in Yorkshire.
I called into the branch with my 3 and half year old male Boxer Louis, to pay a cheque into my account and was told that only guide dogs were allowed inside. There were no signs on the door to say that dogs were not allowed and when questioned this was told there was a very small sign at the entrance door. I still could not see this sign when I left.
I have made a complaint to the Halifax and someone got back to me this evening to say its company policy not to allow dogs into their branches. I mentioned that I have been into the Burnley branch a lot of times before without being stopped.
Reading between the lines it seems its down to health and safety although i could be wrong.
I must add that when Louis arrived in our household as a puppy I went out of my way to get him socialised properly by taking him into as many public places as possible. The Halifax Bank was one of them. I think its important to get a young dog socialised.
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