08 February 2013

The Yellow Dog Project

Some dogs need space

The Yellow Dog Project uses social media,
physical awareness and educational
courses to remind people to look for signs a dog
is not interested and to ask before petting.

Earlier this year, InfoStream posted a story about a Calgary man who hoped to have coloured dog collars added to the City's by-laws to communicate a dogs aggression tendencies. 

A movement to remind pet owners that some dogs do need space without branding them with negative 'aggressive' labels is sweeping across social media networks and gaining popularity. The Yellow Dog Project is a global movement encouraging people with dogs who 'need space' to tie a yellow ribbon to the animal's leash. The colour yellow will signify that dog needs space and you should not attempt to pet the dog or bring your dog over for a greeting. 

According to The Yellow Dog Project, there are several reasons for a yellow ribbon including health issues, training, rehabilitation, or nervous disposition. 

Since its inception in September 2012, The Yellow Dog Project has reached 45 countries and translated educational materials in 12 languages. 

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