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Old 11-15-2015, 11:48 PM
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Have you guys ever heard of The Yellow Dog Project (TYDP)? Do you know what the yellow bandana or ribbon on a dog's leash means?

I really love this idea and want to know who knows about it.
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Old 11-15-2015, 11:52 PM
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New to me. I googled it and found this. TYDP/About
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New to me. I googled it and found this. TYDP/About
It is an amazing idea if people know what it means. :-)

I have a highly reactive dog due to his nervousness around people but he is super dog friendly. When people give him the space he needs be it at the dog park or just on a walk, he is much more open to appoaching them and trying to make new friends then he would be if they were to try to reach out and pet him.

Trucker has a yellow bow tie collar he wears sometimes, a yellow bandana for other, or sometimes a yellow jacket and always a large yellow bow is on his leash.

I am now sure that many people know what the project is but it is a wonderful idea and keeps dogs and owners safe.
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Yeah seems like a good idea. I'm glad I know what it means now. I treat every unfamiliar dog like its a yellow dog anyways. But good to know. Thanks for sharing.
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I thought it was a good idea but I've heard there hasn't been enough promotion of it. I heard someone say once that the only people who've actually heard of it and know what the yellow ribbon means are people who would already be respectful of the dog's space and owner's wishes anyways, which is a valid point imo.
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I thought it was a good idea but I've heard there hasn't been enough promotion of it. I heard someone say once that the only people who've actually heard of it and know what the yellow ribbon means are people who would already be respectful of the dog's space and owner's wishes anyways, which is a valid point imo.
I agree, which makes me sad as I have a "yellow" dog. Someone actually had the nerve to tell me the my dog's yellow ribbon meant he was aggressive and I either need to have him muzzled or not bring him out. Trucker is not aggressive at all when he gets scared but very submissive and is making huge strides due to people giving him the space he needs. He will let you know with a low growl or one long bawk that you have made him feel cornered if you do not listen to me when I ask you to please step back and give him some space or if you don't take his multiple body signals.

But think this wouldn't be needed it people we educated on body body language, respectful of people's and dogs space, and followed the leash laws.
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in germany some dog schools to support this, but some also say it is a two edged sword because some people think this gives people the right to say you can't be at certain places with your dog, because "they could be dangerous".
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It would be cool if this was a more "mainstream" thing that everybody knew about. I didn't know about this particular project, per se, but I do know of at least one company that produces colored harnesses and leashes with clear words. Green for a friendly dog, yellow for a dog that needs caution or space, and red for a dog that is badly reactive or aggressive.

It always reminded me of what we do with colored ribbons in horses' tails during shows to show if they're green, for sale, kick, etc.
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It would be cool if this was a more "mainstream" thing that everybody knew about. I didn't know about this particular project, per se, but I do know of at least one company that produces colored harnesses and leashes with clear words. Green for a friendly dog, yellow for a dog that needs caution or space, and red for a dog that is badly reactive or aggressive.

It always reminded me of what we do with colored ribbons in horses' tails during shows to show if they're green, for sale, kick, etc.
It's exactly that idea :-). I generally rely on the fact that Trucker fully trusts me and only me and therefore has about 80 to 90% recall depending on how scared he is. When he doesn't come it is because he is so frozen I am most likely going to have to carry my 57lb dog out of the situation. He wears his Thundershirt in public which more then actually calms him it let's other people know he is nervous not agressive.
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