The Yellow Ribbon Project – What you should know

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This idea has been making the rounds pretty regularly over the past few months and so I felt it time for me to weigh in. The thought behind this is that a yellow ribbon, or a yellow collar or leash, will notify people around you that your dog needs space. To me, this is a wonderful idea. I believe that all people should give pets and people more room than they are already given, but that said I do recognize that having people do so might be asking too much. To have some way of notifying people for the dogs that specifically need more space would be a great thing to get off the ground. For those who are injured, frightened, young and training, or any number of other things, this would be a wonderful concept.

I am worried though. Worried that some might see this as not asking for…

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  1. Thank you for this. I’ve thought about attaching a yellow ribbon to Hunter’s leash since he’s frightened of people that he may perceive as a threat. When he feels he’s in danger, he will bark. So I’ve thought maybe a yellow ribbon will be a signal for people not to run towards us, screaming with open arms and just give space. But I also figured what you mention that many will misunderstand the reason behind the ribbon and label Hunter as an aggressive pooch. Also, not many people know the reason behind the ribbon and disregard it.. So yes, it’s time to educate and inform others more so the community is more aware.


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