Yellow Dog Project
Do you ever wish there was a way to let others know that your dog needs a little space? Ifyour dog is reactive, recuperating, or in training, and you might not want other dogs or people in their faces. It can be difficult to verbalize, too, especially if your dog is not obviously in distress. Some owners are understanding of an explanation, but some aren’t, and sometimes, it just takes too much time to explain!
Enter the Yellow Dog Project. This group is working to spread awareness of the dogs that need some room, requesting that you leave a dog be if you a yellow ribbon or something yellow on their leash. What a great idea! I’ve had some ‘diva’ dogs in the past, who preferred not to be approached by other dogs (humans were awesome! dogs, not so much) and this could have saved me a lot of stress. I imagine it would be especially useful for fearful dogs – if people interpret the yellow correctly, they might start being able to build some confidence! “Hey, here I am at an agility trial, and magically there are no other dogs or people approaching me… this isn’t half bad!”
Join with Yellow Dog Project to give dogs the space and comfort they need.
*I do realize there are other options, especially at trials, but I still think this campaign is a great idea!