TSA will use fewer ‘pointy-eared’ service dogs so they won’t scare children

TSA will use fewer ‘pointy-eared’ service dogs so they won’t scare children

[Ed. – But I’m sure they’ll keep subjecting old ladies to extra scrutiny at the security checkpoint.]

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will soon be moving to a “floppy ear” force, because dogs with pointed ears “scare children,” according to a report from the Washington Examiner.

“We’ve made a conscious effort in TSA … to use floppy ear dogs,” TSA Administrator David Pekoske told reporters during a recent tour of operations at Washington Dulles International Airport.

“We find the passenger acceptance of floppy ear dogs is just better. It presents just a little bit less of a concern,” Pekoske added. “Doesn’t scare children.” …

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The decision to use more floppy-eared dogs is not a formal one, rather, it was an informal internal decision, TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein told Giaritelli.

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