We do the same thing with ours. We always make him sit and stay when we go to the pet store. It is a great opportunity to do some desensitization. We have gotten several compliments from the employees saying what a good and pretty boy he is. He’s recieved MORE than his fare share of free treats from employees and kids. I was so embarrassed though, he is also not neutered and he peed on a rack when we were looking at toys. I was beside myself and, apparently he was too because he tucked his tail and looked mortified till we got back into the car. The employee I got to help clean it up just laughed. Kaos was very sorry and hasn’t tried to claim any more objects that are inside since.