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    #1

    handler

    Doesn't "handler' have to be corrected to "owner"? She is not a trainer.

    ① It was a leisurely summer afternoon in a Seoul metropolitan subway car.
    ② A blind woman entered with a guide dog, a yellow Labrador Retriever, and sat on a seat reserved for the disabled and senior citizens. (which was)
    ③ The passengers’' attention was naturally drawn
    to the dog, some out of curiosity, and others out of admiration.



    ⑤ “"Why have you brought this big dog on a subway train? Are you crazy?”"

    ⑥ A middle-aged woman nearby was yelling at the blind woman.
    She demanded that the woman leave the train with the dog immediately.
    She could not have known that guide dogs are allowed by law to accompany their handlers in public places and on public transportation.

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    Re: handler

    They might not actually own the dogs, but just be using them temporarily.

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    #3

    Re: handler

    I am not a teacher.

    'Handler' does have a professional connotation to it that is not in keeping with the relationship between a blind person and a guide dog. As Rover_KE points out, the person might not actually be the owner of the dog but I still prefer owner to handler.

    How about, 'guide dogs are allowed by law to accompany their charges in public places'?

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