Not all dogs are friendly.
If you have a not so cuddly dog, who might just snap at a child or pick a fight with another dog, you can warn people by putting a yellow ribbon on your dog’s leash when you are out for a walk.
“It’s a win, win situation for everyone,” says dog trainer Don Evans who is promoting the yellow ribbon program.
He says the ribbon doesn’t have to be fancy, a pieces of yellow ribbon or flagging tape will do.
Evans notes the yellow ribbon is an indicator for others that the dog should not be approached.
“If you see a dog with a yellow ribbon or something yellow on the leash, this is a dog that needs some space,” Evans says. “Do not approach the dog or its owner with your dog.”
He says the yellow ribbon is an indicator that the dog needs some space for a variety of reasons: because it is in training, is a senior citizen, or has health issues that require a little extra space.
The dog may also be a rescue dog that is being rehabilitated, or simply be unfriendly.
For more information on the Yellow Ribbon Dog Campaign contact Don Evans at 250-989-1234.