Image via TheYellowDogProject.com
We posted here recently about the importance of reading your dog’s body language, and the potential danger of allowing strangers to approach your pup. Now, we know we’re a bit late to the game on this, but we’ve just been made aware of The Yellow Dog Project, which may be a way to easily signal your pooch needs some extra space. A piece in TheBark.com explained:
Tara, a trainer/dog walker in Red Deer, Alberta has come up with a good idea about ways to alert others about a dog who might need a little “space” from another dog on a leash. She calls it the Yellow Dog Project and founded this movement only a couple of months ago. As you know, there are many reasons why a leashed dog might require a safe distance from another dog—health and behavioral reasons, primarily…
How much easier it would be if we all understood that a dog with a yellow ribbon or something in yellow on their leash, said it for us instead. So hooray to Tara—help her spread the word.
We think this is a wonderful idea, but wonder how difficult it will be to get the message out to the general public. On the other hand, a yellow ribbon is something that anyone can get his hands on at relatively little cost (as opposed to purchasing a special “do not touch” signal). What do you all think – have any of you seen Yellow Dogs around town? Visit the Yellow Dog Project website here.