Dog health and safety are always two big concerns for us dog lovers. Sometimes, unfortunately, human safety around dogs needs to be a concern for us as well. This new movement, called The Yellow Dog Project aims to keep both humans and dogs a little more safe while interacting with the general public.
Tying a yellow ribbon around the leash you are using with you furry best friend is the simple idea being put into practice across the country by many dog owners. It is supposed to serve as a warning that your dog may need a little extra space. So the idea is quite simple, but it works.
Your dog could need this little extra space for many reasons. These reasons range from the dog having health issues all the way up to “puppy in training” for those over-eager pups that are just starting out on the path to learning proper etiquette when it comes to meeting new people.
The Yellow Dog Project wants to start a culture where people get used to asking before petting when they see this yellow ribbon tied to the leash. This will hopefully cut down on the number of “attacks” that easily could have been prevented.
So, weather your dog is a rescue just going through it’s first steps in rehabilitation and may be a bit scared of interacting with new people, or maybe he or she is older and arthritic, the yellow ribbon around the leash means “give me my space.”
For more information on the Yellow Dog Project, you can visit their website by clicking here. You can get all kinds of wonderful information, from the beginnings of the movement, all the way up to how to volunteer and spread the word in your area about what the aim of the project is, and how people and dogs can benefit from this awesome idea.