If you see a dog with a YELLOW RIBBON or something yellow on the leash, this is a dog who needs some space. Please do not approach this dog with your dog. Give him distance or time to move out of your way.
The Global Yellow Dog Project is working to educate the public about approaching dogs who are fearful of other animals or people, recovering from surgery (or in pain due to a medical condition) or companions "in training," who may not have nailed down their manners just yet. The project encourages pet parents to tie a yellow ribbon to their dog's leash to identify those who need to be approached with extra care.They hope that this universal sign will help give trepidatious dogs the space they need. The project is gaining ground, but it's success hinges on sharing the yellow ribbon's meaning - so spread the word.