JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Iraq War veteran Steve Smith goes everywhere with his trusty service dog, Rebel.
So when they showed up ready to train one day at a dog park in Jacksonville, Florida, he said he was shocked by their steely reception.
Smith said he was asked to leave for keeping his handy partner on a leash.
According to the owner, no dogs are allowed to be leashed on the grounds because “it could change dogs’ behaviors toward one another.”
A park employee apparently told the Marine he could stay and train in a special area – but he would have to pay.
“I’m outraged that not only that’s how they want to treat a veteran, but that’s the way they want to treat anybody else who has a service dog,” Smith told WJAX.